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Portfolio Manager - International Department

First Horizon Bank
Memphis, USA
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

The international Portfolio Manager assists internal and external customers in the use of international services. This primarily involves supporting clients with foreign currency transactions, international wires, and letters of credit. Directly supports International sales efforts.

  • Prepare standby and commercial/import letter of credit applications for clients and prospects
    • Participate in client virtual meetings/conference calls to understand the nature of the transactions
    • Coordinate with International Operations in suggesting wording and structure are consistent with standard international banking practice
    • For some international standby L/Cs (primarily for bid and performance purposes), coordinate with foreign correspondent banks to obtain their support to meet beneficiary requirements
    • Ensure client understanding of the risk involved (and for commercial L/Cs, the cash flow implications of the structure)
    • Support transactions through occasional discussions about standby L/C wording with beneficiaries
    • Coordinate with relationship managers and portfolio managers to ensure credit approval requests are submitted/obtained and risk and structure are understood; provide guidance to relationship managers about pricing
  • Provide support to commercial relationships that the sales team manages on behalf of the bank
    • Involves coordinating with Treasury Management Sales, Treasury Management Technical Support and the Business Service Center in order support client needs
    • Updating authorized signers for depository accounts in bank systems
  • Work with clients and prospects to assist with obtaining necessary documentation to provide foreign currency services (including hedging), foreign currency accounts and (for correspondent banking clients) Canadian check remote deposit capture and online banknote ordering services
    • Coordinate implementation with international operations and the treasury management team
  • Advise clients about benefits, risk and cash flow implications of export letters of credit and export collections
    • Coordinate with international operations as needed
  • Advise clients about benefits, risk and cash flow implications of import and export documentary/direct collections
    • Coordinate with international operations as needed
  • Coordinate indicative FX quotes/pricing with International Operations for prospective transactions
  • As needed, provide support for administration of FX loan portfolio and international wire inquiries
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Additionally, the qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required in this position:
  1. Bachelor (4-year college) degree at least 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. Knowledge of banking and FH systems preferred

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