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French Speaking Leveraged Finance Portfolio Manager - European Investment Bank (Associate - VP)

Goodman Masson
London, United Kingdom
Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Closing date
Feb 20, 2024

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Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Title: Portfolio Manager

Corporate Title: Senior Associate / VP

Certification Status: Certified Person

Business/Function: Lending

Department: Acquisition Finance - Portfolio Management

Line Manager: MD - Portfolio Management

Status: Permanent

Department Overview:

Over an extended period of time, The Bank has developed a dynamic and focussed Acquisition Finance team, which now encompasses a platform incorporating London, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt, Central & Eastern Europe, New York and APAC operations in Singapore and Australia. A key component of this development is the distinction between Origination and Portfolio activities, with the Portfolio Team being responsible for managing the quality and reporting of the overall AF book. London specifically, is directly responsible for transactions booked in Paris, CEE and APAC, alongside the UK transactions. In addition dedicated portfolio teams exist in Amsterdam and New York being responsible for the other locations and reporting functionally to the Global Head of Portfolio in London, who has overall responsibility for ensuring consistency of management across what is currently c.EUR8.5bn of commitments across c.360 transactions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities of Role:

Key responsibility is managing and controlling the risks inherent in a portfolio of highly leveraged transactions, with specific focus upon business cashflows to assess credit risk. This is undertaken by way of;
  • Monitoring of management information to ensure covenant compliance and early identification of performance variances to budget for a portfolio of assets.
  • Preparation of credit reviews and waiver / consent requests for submission to the credit process.
  • Monitoring of the existing portfolio to identify refinancing and cross sell opportunities and representing the Bank at client meetings.
  • Adoption of new transactions arranged by the Origination Teams.
  • Management of non-financial risks related to the client base, e.g KYC.

In addition, this role will have the opportunity to;

a) provide support where necessary in the event of transaction underperformance requiring restructuring activity to be undertaken;

b) support new business activity undertaken by the Portfolio Team by way of dividend recaps / refinancings and

c) provide support as necessary for a range of projects and requests related to inter alia, regulatory reporting, rating model amendments, improvements to internal processes.



  • Strong analytical ability with an aptitude for Excel (financial modelling) systems and PowerPoint.

  • Being currently employed in a similar role within acquisition finance team or similar environment or within a risk management or corporate clients role with knowledge of the assessment of cash flow based lending transactions and relationship experience.

  • This role will focus on portfolio transactions originated and booked in the AF Paris office and managed by the London based portfolio team. As such for the individual being hired fluency in both French and English is essential.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with senior management, other lenders, and clients on both a written and oral basis is necessary.

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