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Senior Associate - Asset Manager (Infrastructure)

Location: London Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Financial Services Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Oliver Jones

Senior Associate - Asset Manager (Infrastructure), London

£60,000 - £65,000 + Package

We are actively looking to recruit a Senior Associate (Asset / Portfolio Manager) who has some experience of working within the infrastructure space.

The role is to provide credit risk related services including monitoring and recommendation for action for a Portfolio of positions in a timely manner, meeting deliverables under the SLAs in time/format/quality agreed with client, to allow asset owner the assessment of their risk position and making informed decisions.

  • Continuously monitor the development of individual portfolio transactions, perform Market/Sector research and analysis and inform management as well as client of any material developments on a portfolio of (mostly) performing loans.
  • Regular (at least annual) analysis of key risks including financial risk, operational risk, off-taker/supplier/ guarantor risk, country/regulatory risk and market risk (as applicable).
  • Preparation of robust and concise internal credit papers (credit review, waivers/amendments) according to agreed formats and in a timely manner for review by line manager to obtain relevant client approvals during loan life.
  • Work with line manager and responsible people to ensure a smooth credit process.
  • Ability to manage workflows proactively and independently.
  • Review/update of cash flow models (incl. base case and downside/stress case scenarios) to assess future performance and risks.
  • Prepare internal ratings in accordance with applicable guidelines, where relevant.
  • Preparation of client off colour and watch-list reports discussing trends, remedies, progress, future loan amendments and provide advice regarding possible exit strategies, where applicable.
  • Analyse, evaluate and comment on drawdown requests and transaction related financial, technical and legal reporting provided by borrowers and/or advisors as applicable.
  • Ensure timely covenant tracking with adequate recording in relevant system.
  • Discuss/negotiate all kinds of waiver requests, early repayments and restructurings with borrowers/agents and other external/internal parties.
  • Attend site visits and borrower meetings (as required).
  • Where required, discuss/negotiate necessary credit and collateral documentation and ensure that all documentation and decisions required are correctly prepared, communicated and processed;
  • Maintain electronic credit files for respective deals, ensuring key documents have been saved before submission of approval requests (in accordance with Client's guidelines and naming conventions).
  • Contribute to regular and ad hoc reporting requests from management, the client and its auditors on the portfolio, the sector and specific deals.
  • Provide input to internal reports (e.g. internal surveillance lists etc.).
  • Provide guidance to other team members as and when required.
  • Liaise pro-actively and effectively with different client departments for the respective portfolio.
  • Support marketing efforts as and when required (e.g. preparation of presentation materials, scope definitions, Request for Proposals, capacity calculations etc.).
  • Observe market for potential service opportunities.
  • Provide services in relation to 3rd party client portfolios as detailed under (future) service level agreements.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Must have established previous working experience with a proven track record in a related credit / risk/ asset management environment involving infrastructure and energy project finance.
  • Good understanding of project and corporate finance with a solid background in and knowledge of credit risk drivers and risks inherent in the respective borrower industry sectors.
  • Solid analytical and technical skills and ability to understand complex loan documentation and financing structures and ability to convey technical (modelling) concepts to both technical practitioners and third parties.
  • Comfortable in a client facing role and ability to confidently present recommendations up to credit committee level as well as investors.
  • Good writing skills producing robust, concise and insightful decision papers.
  • Team player with ability to work in a multicultural and international environment.
  • Must be able to adapt quickly and efficiently to changing business and client requirements.
  • Ability to work independently and to client deliverables deadlines.
  • High level of familiarity of MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint and/or other data processing and analysis tools.

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