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Associate Director

Standard Chartered Bank
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the Global SEF strategy through origination, execution and control process required to deliver on SEF 5year corporate plan
  • Support the Global SEF business by supporting the various key control functions such as Centre Of Excellence, documentation/execution of transactions, liaison with Agency, PAM and SAG.
  • Support ED, SEF in design / implementation of control tasks for effective mitigating non credit risk in new SEF transactions and transferring best practices to the SEF portfolio.
  • The objective is to maintain the effectiveness of the ECA/MDB cover.
  • Support the SEF London team in origination and execution of transactions
  • Be the single point contact for monitoring the SEF Portfolio and drive the co-ordination between Agency, PAM and SAG to ensure that compliance with ECA/MDB policy requirements
  • Ensure handover of new deals to Agency (by the front office deal team) is done properly with clear explanations. The explanations include items such as documenting milestones/ amounts / information to be submitted to ECAs / checks to be carried out by Agency / stakeholder contact details etc. for each draw down during the Availability period.
  • Maintaining regular contact with relevant ECAs/MDB and update on policy changes and recent developments.
  • Responsible for establishing regular ECA/MDB knowledge building sessions with Agency and PAM.
  • For CG12-14 borrowers, be the central SEF/ECA/MDB interface with SAG and PAM for ensuring compliance with ECA/MDB conditions, etc.
  • Supporting origination and execution of new transactions
  • Develop relationships with key external (primarily exporters, ECAs/MDB) and internal teams such as Agency, PAM, SAG, GLS etc.
  • Work with wider SEF and PEF teams to support the delivery of the SEF strategy in a safe and well-controlled manner and on an end-to-end basis - incorporating infrastructure requirements and building a business that is fit-for-growth.
  • Manage the implementation of R&R's between SEF, SAG, PAM and Agency teams.
  • Prepare and implement an annual review plan which will ensure that over a 12 month period every deal is checked atleast once (the check being that all ECA requirements have been complied e.g. in relation to reporting of covenants, creation of security, reporting of SPOC, compliance certificate, E&S matters, supporting documents for draw downs etc).
  • Prepare, maintain and update (every quarter) a spreadsheet summary of the SEF portfolio.
  • Propose the improvement of the control / process to mitigate risk of ECA/MDB cover fallout
  • Support ED, SEF in preparation of semi-annual update (to GH, SEF) regarding compliance with ECAs requirements, shortcomings of existing processes and suggest improvements.
People and Talent
  • Work closely with Agency, PAM and SAG teams to continuously draw their attention to all the control items.
  • Support SEF London team by providing ongoing training and development of junior staff and ensure that they understand the key items to look out for in LOIs, Facility Agreements, and BCAs etc.
  • Support SEF London team when they provide training / workshop to Agency and PAM teams regarding the requirements of ECAs.
  • Engage with ECA facing experts within the Global SEF team and continuously improve your understanding of ECAs' requirements to ensure the ECA Cover remains valid.
Risk Management
  • Support the SEF business by carrying a periodic review of all deals (Portfolio and new deals) to check that the appropriate controls are in place and being followed by PAM, Agency and SAG.
  • Support the SEF business during any audit and compliance issues and working with deal team to resolve the same in a timely manner.
  • Support the SEF business to ensure that any Risk Management matters highlighted to GH SEF are remedied and / or escalated appropriately.
  • Is responsible for escalating to ED, SEF and GH, SEF any non-compliances or near misses in terms of reporting information to ECAs / SAG / Agency which may invalidate the ECA cover.
  • Will support ED SEF and GH SEF in developing any remedial measures / process to improve monitoring of deals.
Regulatory and Business Conduct
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Key Stakeholders
  • SCB Agency team - TMG and Operations team
  • SCB PAM team
  • SCB SAG team - including credit
  • SEF Global team - London and other regions
  • SCB - Legal & Compliance
  • SCB - LDU
  • Export Credit Agencies, Multilateral Development banks and other eligible cover providers
  • Lenders' legal counsel
  • Lenders' Other consultants (E&S, Technical etc).
Our Ideal Candidate
Role Specific Competencies
  • Compliance - Governance, Oversight and Control (SIF)
  • Business - Strategy and Business Model (SIF)
  • Business - Business Partnering
  • Business - Understanding ECA / MDB transaction structure
  • Business - Understanding and awareness of ECA / MDB Loan Documentation and reporting requirements of Borrower and Contractor under such loans.
  • Business - Understand ECA / MDB Policy Documentation and information reporting requirements to ECAs / MDB
  • Business - Understand ECA / MDB considerations for a potential transaction
  • Business - Prior experience of co-ordinating with stakeholders to obtain information required by the ECAs / MDBs under ECA/MDB loans.
  • Business - Prior experience of working in a global bank, preferably the agency function with experience of loan administration of cross border, foreign currency term loans. Good understanding of the LMA standard loan documentation for a foreign currency term loan.
About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
  • In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
  • Recruitment assessments - some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you've applied to. If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process.
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