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Associate, Global Portfolio Advisory

Location: Milan, Italy
Date Posted: May 4, 2023

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Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c.7500 staff and over 70 offices world-wide. We offer a broad range of professional services including Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services. 

At A&M, we believe in the power of diverse teaming to solve complex problems, create value, and drive change for our clients. We are a global market leader, and we are differentiated as a firm by our professionals’ unique, varied backgrounds that allow us to serve our clients across the globe with both a practical and innovative approach.

A&M FIAS works with leading Financial Services Institutions across Europe and revolves around four core areas of expertise: Performance Improvement, Loan Portfolio Advisory, Bank Restructuring and Regulatory Advisory. A&M’s Portfolio Advisory Group (PAG) is a leading advisor to financial institutions, platforms, investors and financiers for credit, distressed assets, non-banking assets and real estate transactions. Reflecting its international marketplace, the team is headquartered in London and Madrid, with comprehensive coverage across markets in EMEA through our other offices.

We provide advice to clients on a range of services including:

  • Asset options analysis & review
  • Loan strategy analysis & divestment execution
  • Transaction preparation and structuring
  • Portfolio due diligence & underwriting
  • M&A and transaction execution
  • Portfolio/asset valuation/pricing
  • Credit structuring
  • Asset on-/off-boarding
  • Operational segregation/carve-out
  • Data Analysis

The team cover a range of products, such as credit advisory, corporate M&A (lending businesses, origination and servicing platforms for credit and real estate), secured funding and securitization advisory. The team include many of the most respected, trusted and highly skilled advisors in the industry and they have advised on every major European non-core transaction in the past five years.

Against a backdrop of unparalleled growth and promotions, an opportunity exists for us to strengthen our PAG team in Milan at the Senior Associate / Associate level and contribute to a growing and highly experienced Senior Management team.  As a valued member of the PAG team, you will work on a variety of projects, providing your Financial Services industry knowledge to financial institutions, private equity firms & investment funds, asset managers, regulators and governments across the globe while advising them on key aspects of their business models, ranging from balance sheet optimization, asset, platform and portfolio solutions, including full coverage of the underlying phases such as structuring, financing, acquisition, asset management, disposal and workout.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to become involved in a ‘hands on’, market leading team, analyzing & challenging the status quo and developing solutions that provide a significant value add for clients.  


  • Work closely with stakeholders and professionals from leading financial institutions
  • Use the commercial aspects of your financial analysis skills, in addition to gaining exposure to the key drivers and considerations which drive a transaction
  • Analyse market trends, financial metrics, and regulatory/legal restrictions to assess impact to client’s portfolio and help evaluate different investment strategies
  • Assist in producing financial models and analysis of credit linked cash flow models, including projections
  • Contribute to financial analysis, research and reports and the preparation of pitch presentations for potential clients
  • Collect, assimilate, and analyse relevant data to produce insights and solutions
  • Be an action-oriented self-starter with strong analytical skills
  • Be comfortable working independently as well as in a highly performing team
  • Assisting in handling and analyzing large set of data

The successful candidate will have the opportunity be involved in business development activities and will join the team meetings where WIP, project pipeline, resourcing, marketing, and business development initiatives are discussed. You will be actively involved in these discussions and be an integrated part of the pan European A&M FIAS team.


  • Strong academic track record including a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant finance, economics, or business-related subject
  • Experience in loan portfolio advisory. Examples include loan portfolio transactions (sell side or buy side), asset quality reviews and stress tests, loan file and portfolio reviews, portfolio pricing, securitization transactions and real estate analysis
  • Experience in financial services industry, including M&A transactions, business planning and strategic / management advisory, post-merger integration and project management
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in the Financial Services industry including Investment Banking, advisory Firms or other well-established boutique Advisory firms.
  • Action-oriented self-starter with excellent analytical skills (Excel, Alteryx, Tableau, Python, etc) & presentation skills (PowerPoint)Methodical and logical mindset to problem solving, an effective approach to time management and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Fluent business level in English and Italian is essential. Additional European language(s) skills, including French, Spanish and Dutch would be highly desirable.
  • A professional qualification including ACA / ACCA/ CFA qualification (or equivalent) is advantageous

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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