The role of the Associate II is to provide relationship managers with analytical and marketing support in the origination, execution and monitoring of leveraged finance transactions.
Prepare credit applications for new and existing clients in accordance with the bank’s underwriting standards and policies (new transactions, refinancing, amendments, dividend recapitalizations). Review legal documents and coordinate credit processes with all relevant departments.
Monitor the portfolio of assigned accounts by conducting periodic and annual reviews, and creating credit alarms when material information needs to be reported.
Run KYC processes overseen by relationship managers to ensure compliance with internal and external KYC policies.
Coordinate information flow among departments, agent banks and other parties to the transaction to ensure successful execution of underwritten transactions.
Prepare appropriate marketing support materials for origination and relationship purposes; complete credit related projects and activities (i.e. CDAD conditions/instructions, calculation of classified amounts); perform compliance/KYC reviews.
Undergraduate Degree in Finance/Business preferred
Completed investment banking / credit training
At least 3 years of prior experience in a similar role
SMBC experience in a similar role is a plus
Strong credit analysis, accounting and modeling skills
Knowledge of the leveraged finance environment, private equity business and capital markets
- Ambitious team player with an open-minded, outgoing personality, able to understand the “bigger picture”
- Strong communication skills and initiative
- Positive attitude and ability to communicate inside and outside of the organization
Ability to filter and process large amounts of information, including company reports, SEC filings, news releases, and summarize conclusions in a concise fashion.