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Senior Associate, Capital Markets

Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Dec 13, 2023

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Senior Associate, Financial Services Capital Markets

Description

Alvarez & Marsal

London

Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c.7,500 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 FSI works with leading Financial Services Institutions across Europe and our expertise revolves around four core areas: Performance Improvement, Loan Portfolio Advisory, Bank Restructuring and Regulatory Advisory. A&M help clients that are underperforming or in need of a remediation, reorganisation or restructuring, helping clients navigate through complex and unique challenges that require thoughtful, tailored solutions. Our clients include banks, private equity investors, Insurance companies, regulatory authorities, wealth and asset managers and other specialist Financial Services firms.

A&M’s professionals work on some of the world’s most high-profile cases in a rapidly transforming financial services landscape, striving for game-changing solutions that provide impactful long-term change. Working directly with our client’s management, A&M's involvement reassures all stakeholders that the company is taking important steps to address its problems and to maximise its value.

About the Capital Markets Team

This role is based in the Capital Markets team within the Financial Services practice at Alvarez and Marsal in London. We work with a diverse group of global clients including banks, asset managers, investment funds, traders, brokers, exchanges, law firms and regulators. We offer expertise across assets classes in three key areas:

Financial advisory: we advise banks and other financial institutions on issues related to capital adequacy, risk models and liquidity management. We assist clients with balance sheet management and regulatory requirements such as ICAAP, ILAAP, IRRBB, recovery planning and stress testing. We have deep expertise in all areas of risk management including market risk, credit risk and stress testing. We also support transactions, such as mergers & acquisitions, liquidations or restructurings, where expertise in trading, derivatives or financial risk management is required.

Disputes & investigations: we assist asset managers and investors on complex & high-value disputes involving the valuation and/or suitability of complex financial products, portfolio risk & leverage, and breach of investment guidelines. We also work with legal teams, investment banks, trading houses and regulators to assist with investigation into market conduct and market manipulation. We have been involved in some of the pivotal issues including interest rate benchmark manipulation in the financial services sector and market abuse in the commodities industry.

Non-financial advisory: we assist banks, brokers and commodity houses with their risk management frameworks, internal controls, surveillance & supervision and financial compliance issues in their trading and risk functions. We have advised tier 1 investment banks and some of the largest global commodities companies in this space.

Our Capital Markets team is comprised of a mix of seasoned financial services practitioners and highly skilled consultants.

Your Role and Responsibilities

An opportunity exists for an experienced senior associate or manager to join the team based in our London office. You will have experience in delivering solutions that address businesses’ critical strategic issues gained from either operational or advisory roles in the capital markets sector.

You will support the development and execution of our strategy focused on specific target clients and distinctive go-to-market propositions that fit the A&M brand and model. You will take responsibility for building financial models and conducting research and analysis on highly specialised topics.

Specifically, you will:

· provide technical, analytical and modelling support to projects involving trading, derivatives and banking book products,

· assist with implementation and review of capital adequacy, treasury functions, risk management frameworks, stress testing and other related regulatory requirements,

· support the senior team with client outreach and proposals for new opportunities,

· interact with stakeholders in the clients’ business and with professionals from leading financial institutions, and

· work with the broader A&M’s European FS team to ensure a coordinated go-to-market approach, undertake international project teams, and develop the A&M brand and business.

What You Should Offer

The preferred candidate for this appointment will be an action-oriented self-starter. You will be comfortable working as part of a high performing team. You will be driven and solution-focused by nature and possess strong analytical skills and quantitative skills to be able to design models and carry out complex financial analysis.

Specifically, you will have:

  • a BA/BSc or MSc in a quantitative discipline and/or relevant professional qualifications
  • relevant experience with a well-regarded consulting firm or financial institution with roles geared towards banking, trading or energy/commodities sectors,
  • a good understanding of financial instruments, derivatives valuation, trading & hedging and/or risk management,
  • ability to work efficiently in team settings by providing clear guidance and communicating effectively,
  • ability to produce quality work in a restricted time environment, while prioritising a diverse set of responsibilities,
  • programming knowledge (e.g., Python, R Studio, VBA),
  • proficiency in English (verbal & written) – an additional European language skill would be desirable, and experience in formal report writing will be considered a plus.
  • It would be desirable that you have prior experience in one of the following three areas: (i) experience in capital markets disputes & investigations, (ii) exposure to risk modelling in relevant areas such as IRRBB, ICAAP, ILAAP and stress testing processes, or (iii) solid understanding of capital management and treasury functions in banking.

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.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

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.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

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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