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Analyst - Structured Trade Finance

Mumbai, India
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Main Purpose:
STF is a fast growing department, which sources, structures, arranges and syndicates Finance solutions for Trafigura's clients. The STF portfolio is around USD 5.1 bln and consists of around 60+ Pre-export Finance facilities, Pre-payment
facilities, Tolling facilities etc.

The STF team is made up of around 20 staff members, who are based on Montevideo, Houston, Geneva, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Singapore and Shanghai

The STF Portfolio Management team essentially supports the global team in all aspects of the deal right from drafting the deal documentation, monitoring deal performance, calculating the P&L for the deal. The team is also responsible for sending out various reports to the management on the performance and exposure profile of the portfolio and perform adhoc scenario analyses of the impact of commodity price movements, interest rate etc. on the portfolio.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Candidates preferably with at least1-5yrs work experience with the following:
  • MBA in Finance
  • Degree in Engineering is desirable
  • Should be meticulous and innovative
  • Have reasonable financial analysis skills
  • Should be proficient excel abilities
  • Familiarity with using multiple systems is a plus
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Should have excellent English communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced high pressure environment
Key Responsibilities:

P&L Reporting:
  • Regular monitoring and Monthly reporting of the P&L for all the Structured Finance deals across the entire product portfolio of Oils, Metals and Bulk.
  • Validate the initial forecasted P&L of the deal and regularly monitor the same throughout the deal lifecycle. Highlight any major changes to management
Deal Monitoring and Execution
  • Actively seek a dialogue with the all the relevant collaborators mentioned below to ensure that we represent the P&L accurately at the end of every month.
  • Operations: To check whether the contracted delivery schedule has been adhered to and ensuring that all the cargo deductions against the repayments have been accurately reflected in the system.
  • Deals Desk : Ensure that the P&L is accurate allocated between the physical books and STF book inline with mentorship from management
  • Treasury : Ensure that the loans are accurately booked in the system and supervise the financing costs levied
  • Raise invoices for interest, upfront / arrangements fees to the counterparty inline with the agreements and supervise the payment for the same.
  • Active interactions with the funding banks for giving regular updates on delivery performance, rollover of loans, payment of interests etc
  • Assist the Regional STF teams in preparation of Information Memorandums to market the prepayment transactions to the financial institutions and insurers
Risk Management
  • Trigger and provide covenant compliance certificates
  • Conduct ad-hoc scenario analyses on commodity prices, interest rates, etc and evaluate the impact of the same on the portfolio
  • Prepare Term sheets for STF transactions inline with mentorship from STF managers.
  • Assist in legal preparation and negotiation of documentation
  • Ensure accurate documentation of the executed transactions is stored in the document management system
Key Relationships and Department Overview:

Key Relationships
  • STF Regional Managers, Deals Management, Physical/Derivative Traders, Operators, Finance Dept, Treasury, Corporate Funding, Accounting
Reporting Structure
  • Structured Finance Manager at TGS

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