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2018 Analyst Training Program - Latin America Project Finance Group

2018 Analyst Training Program - Latin America Project Finance Group

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US-NY-New York
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 The LADA Project Finance Group is committed to project finance across Latin America in the following sectors: Petrochemicals, Mining, Infrastructure, Power/Renewables and Offshore.

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.



SMBC's LADA Project Finance Group is looking for an Analyst to help provide analytical and administrative support to the senior members of the team. This individual will support associates and senior level officers in preparing credit applications, reviewing quarterly loan reports, conducting regular credit reviews of loans in the portfolio, providing research and analytics, assisting marketing staff in preparing client materials and other administrative tasks as required. 


Key Responsibilities of an Analyst in LADA Project Finance:

  • Conduct analysis and research on the performance of borrowers to assess historical performance and future projections; ie. Cash flow analysis, risk capital calculations
  • Analyze financial and operational information and draw well-reasoned conclusions on the basis of that information
  • Gather support documentation to structure deals, liaise with middle and back office for KYC purposes, and assist in drafting pre screen memos for the Credit Department
  • Prepare comprehensive credit applications including company description, terms & conditions, deal structure, profitability analysis, peer analysis, risks & mitigants etc.
  • Perform periodic reviews of existing loan portfolio through the analysis of obligor’s operational/ financial performance and make recommendations on grading adjustments
  • Assist with amendments, dividend transactions, loan closings and funding, and other credit events that may impact the borrower
  • Support in the preparation of client materials (presentations, proposals, RFPs, term sheets, etc.)
  • Undertake research and analytics related to specific sectors, regions or loans, and stay abreast of current market conditions
  • Provide ad hoc reports for management




  • 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
  • The individual must be fluent in English and Spanish
    • Portuguese a plus but not required


Key Competencies of an Analyst in LADA Project 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