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2018 Analyst Training Program - Latin America Corporate Finance Group

2018 Analyst Training Program - Latin America Corporate Finance Group

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US-NY-New York
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LADA Corporate Finance Group is responsible for providing corporate banking products and services to our customers in Latin America. It is responsible for structured lending (syndicated/club/bilateral revolving & term loans), as well as for cross selling the bank's products including Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance, Agency Financing, Debt Capital Markets, Treasury Products and Derivatives.

The Analyst Training Program at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Americas (SMBC) provides a quick start for select entry level professionals who demonstrate a high degree of emotional and cultural intelligence and who have a keen desire to build a successful career in global banking. The program begins with six weeks of coursework, which lay a foundation in financial analysis, SMBC processes, and professional development. After completing the program, analysts move into full-time positions in their respective business units. Customized rotations allow the analysts to learn in different areas of the Bank.


  • At SMBC, you’re part of a multinational bank that is positioned as the leading choice for US companies expanding in Asia.
  • The evolution of SMBC’s products and services and geographic coverage offers Analysts the chance to build long-term growth careers.
  • The broad range of global banking solutions enables Analysts to work on cross-selling opportunities to customers with evolving capital needs.
  • Analysts gain in-depth knowledge across a broad range of industries: 45% of Fortune 500 companies are our clients.
  • Our Analysts hone the valuable skill of global collaboration by working with SMBC colleagues worldwide.
  • You will be sharing your future with a forward-looking bank valued for its solid balance sheet.


Our Analyst Training Program is an investment in our people:

  • Training reflects the latest industry practices and thought leadership – We invite distinguished experts to conduct training sessions on critical topics.
  • Training is well rounded – We incorporate Credit and Financial Modelling, Financial Markets eLearning, Capital Markets, Accounting, Business Overviews (presented by panels of experts from our Business Units) and Case Studies into the program; as well as a visit to Bloomberg, Business Writing, Presentation Skills, Managing Your Career, Personal and SMBC Branding; Cultural Training and Networking events.
  • Buddy assignments support fluid integration into the Analyst Training Program.
  • Learning about the unique SMBC culture comes naturally through informal and formal networking events with mid- and senior management.



Key Responsibilities of an Analyst in LADA Corporate Finance:

  • Download financial statements, analyze and provide written commentary & opinion on past operational and financial performance of obligors and make financial projections. Prepare credit applications containing company description, terms and conditions, analysis of transaction, risk & mitigants, and profitability analysis
  • Perform periodic reviews of existing loan portfolio through the analysis of obligor’s operational/ financial performance and make recommendations on grading adjustments
  • Initial & periodic onboarding of customer’s KYC information in bank’s systems
  • Miscellaneous Assignments

Essential Functions of an Analyst in LADA Corporate Finance:

  • Analyze financial and operational information and draw well-reasoned conclusions on the basis of that information.
  • Prepare comprehensive credit applications including company description, terms & conditions, deal structure, profitability analysis, peer analysis, risks & mitigants etc.
  • On-board new customers/update existing customers KYC information.
  • Learn to read, understand and analyze loan documentation, prepare commitment letters


  • Office work involving analytical work
  • Financial Services Firms internships, preference in work connected to Latin America
  • Office cubicle; will need to be able to concentrate in open work spaces
  • Adept at adjusting priorities and shifting between assignments with tight deadlines
  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish

      • Portuguese a plus but not required

Key Competencies of an Analyst in LADA Corporate Finance:

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, ability to synthesize large amounts of information, analyze risk and identify mitigating factors.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong accounting skills with an ability to read and interpret financial statements and perform cash flow analysis
  • Must be proficient in the use of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong Written and oral communications
  • Ability to organize thoughts and clearly articulate points and provide summaries and explanations of transactions, verbally or in writing to management or other internal departments.
  • Learning agility
  • Detail Oriented
  • Highly collaborative and flexible in a team and client environment and ability to form good relationships internally and externally. Able to coordinate and communicate with various internal departments across the bank (middle/back office, global counterparts)
  • Works well in a culturally diverse and team oriented environment