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Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: May 31, 2023
Department: Portfolio Advisory Group (PAG)
This senior Structured Credit role sits within the Global PAG team at Alvarez and Marsal. We work with clients across the FS space and focus on banks, private equity and credit investors and other specialised FS firms. The team brings together the market recognized global leaders within the loan portfolio, real estate portfolio and structured credit product space.
Across its various product lines, PAG; provides a full service market advisory to financial institutions and sellers of non-core assets; structures, arranges and executes structured credit transactions for banks and corporates for risk transfer and funding; supports investors with all aspects of due diligence on target assets; develops and implements strategic deleveraging options; and provides pricing and analytical services and advisory services in connection with remediation, consolidation, valuation and servicing of non-core assets. A&M's successful involvement results in successful optimization of one or more important regulatory and shareholder performance metrics and thereafter increased value and balance sheet focus for the client.
A&M’s PAG professionals have extensive experience in their fields and come from a range of backgrounds, including regulators, consulting and investment banking. The team works on often very high-profile cases, including as arranger or on either the buy side or sell side, and has in-depth relationships with the largest and most relevant counterparties in the respective spaces.
Purpose of the Senior Director “SD” role:
This SD role focuses on Structured Credit Execution and Advisory and will be instrumental in building out the SCEA team’s capabilities in analysis, origination and execution of a range of complex credit transactions, primarily in financial services. The role will report to the head of Structured Credit Execution and Advisory (SCEA), which is part of PAG.
The successful SD hire will have an in-depth background in credit, which may be from a range of roles including, but not limited to, credit portfolio management, securitisation structuring, single name credit analysis, rating agency analysis, loan origination/syndication or debt capital markets. Knowledge across multiple areas of credit (corporate loans, leveraged loans, receivables, consumer loans, project finance, etc) is a distinct advantage.
The hire should be familiar with bank and financial institution accounting and will be experienced in identifying focus areas of strength or weakness in financial statements. The hire will also be familiar with relevant financial services regulation as it pertains to key assets, liabilities and regulatory ratios, and the actions and transaction types that can be undertaken to address and improve them, including knowledge of risk weights and required capital ratios. A solid grounding in legal documentation as it relates to credit structures is a strong positive.
The successful appointee will work closely with SCEA and PAG to structure and execute credit transactions for banks, corporates and sovereigns. Familiarity with rating agency methodology and cashflow modelling is highly beneficial. A working knowledge of securitisation technology is essential, more in depth expertise is advantageous. The hire will bring experience in identifying and solving problems at both a quantitative and qualitative level.
The preferred candidate will be willing to undertake detailed analysis of complex situations. They will be proactive and not be afraid to voice ideas and identify possible areas of interest. They will also be motivated by the prospect of continuing to learn and develop in new areas, including unusual credit situations, innovative structuring and developing regulation. The successful hire will be comfortable to operate with significant leeway in how analysis and tasks are undertaken, in situations where creativity and insight are crucial.
This is a great opportunity for an individual to use their senior market network and industry experience to become involved and be an integral part of a ‘hands on’ high performance team. The SD will work closely with Partners/Managing Directors, taking on mentoring and coaching roles for more junior staff members, aligned with the PAG practice broader staff development strategy. You will benefit from constant exposure to some of the toughest and critical challenges facing the Financial Services industry and our clients and need to be comfortable with driving change and delivering outstanding results.
Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for:
Requirements for this position:
The preferred candidate for this appointment will be a focused and highly detail-oriented individual with strong problem-solving ability and an entrepreneurial drive. He/she will be comfortable working independently as well as part of a high-performing team.
Specifically, the successful candidate will have:
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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.
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