• Investment Banking Division Operations - Bank Loans Syndicate Execution - Analyst - Dallas

    Location(s) US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID
    2019-58195
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Analyst
    Function(s)
    Operations
    Region
    Americas
    Division
    Operations
    Business Unit
    Investment Banking Operations
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    OPERATIONS

    Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all parts of the firm to provide banking, securities, and asset management services to clients around the world. In addition, Operations provides essential risk management and controls to preserve and enhance the firm's assets and its reputation. For every new product launched and every trade executed, it is Operations that develops and manages the processes and controls that enable business flow.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    YOUR IMPACT

    Can you come up with creative and innovative solutions to complex problems? Are you interested in a fast paced role working alongside Banking, operationally structuring and executing high profile bank loan transactions across a diverse group of industries? Our Bank Loan Syndicate Execution Team is looking for a high performing Analyst that is looking to be challenged and after an opportunity to support the Investment Banking Division.

     

    OUR IMPACT

    The Bank Loans Syndicate Execution team is responsible for successfully executing IBD originated loan transactions from the inception of the deal mandate through to its closing. The team provides full front-to-back operational support across both our Institutional Leveraged Loans business, as well as our IBD relationship lending business.

    The team work directly alongside Leveraged Finance and Leveraged Finance Capital Markets & Syndicate to successfully execute Institutional Leveraged Term Loans – often used to finance LBO/M&A projects or as part of a refinancing undertaking. The team coordinate all operational aspects of these syndicated loan deals from the bid/commitment stage through to closing, with a particular focus on the book building, allocation, and pricing process. The team also works directly with Investment Grade Syndicate to execute bridge facilities.

    In the IBD relationship lending space, the team provides thorough operational support on our corporate banking/pro rata secured debt book managed by the Relationship Lending Group. These loans are mainly comprised of revolving credit facilities and amortizing term loans. The team again manages all the operational aspects of the loan from our commitment through to close.

    Our team members play a vital role in upholding the three Operations principles of client focus, process innovation, and risk management.

     

    HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

    • Perform key control and operational risk management functions pertaining to loan products originated by the Investment Banking Division. This will include Institutional Loans across both the Leveraged Finance and Investment Grade Financing Group, as well as relationship loans extended by IBD.
    • Liaise with both internal parties (such as the Leveraged Finance Financing Group, Investment Grade Financing Group, Syndicate, Relationship Loans Group, Legal & Compliance) and external parties (such as Administrative Agents, Borrowers and Attorneys) throughout the deal lifecycle of the loan.
    • Review executed commitment and closing documentation and perform operational controls to ensure risk is accurately booked and captured in risk booking / servicing systems.
    • Monitor and assist in the reconciliation of breaks, discrepancies and report monitoring.
    • Operational oversight over various aspects of the loan book-running process which relies on heavy interaction with Syndicate, Banking, and Controllers
    • Manage your own portfolio of deals, ensuring all operational aspects of each deal are correct and complete through the deal lifecycle, from commitment to closing.
    • Operationally risk manage any long / short loan facility positions on the LevFin Syndicate book.
    • Participate in IBD Operations initiatives to drive business unit strategy forward.
    • Flash P&L and work closely with Controllers to ensure risk is reflected accurately.

     

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE’RE LOOKING FOR / BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • Undergraduate degree
    • A minimum of 12 months’ relevant experience (preferably in a Middle Office role, strong bank loans knowledge would also be valuable)
    • Proven ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment. The applicant must be able to demonstrate successful prior work experience in a short deadline driven setting. Having a sense of urgency is essential.
    • Solid understanding of primary and secondary debt capital markets. Understanding of the Leveraged Finance market in particular would be preferred.
    • As a self-starter, the applicant should be a highly organized individual, with a strong work ethic, that prioritizes attention to detail and following matters through to completion.
    • Ability to effectively and extensively interact with all levels (from entry level analysts through to managing directors) and different personalities. Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are key.
    • Ability to think critically and creatively about process improvement to ensure we are adapting to meet the needs of the business, firm, and our clients.
    • Proven demonstration of client service focus and ability to build relationships across different levels, functions and regions.
    • Strong problem solving skills. The applicant should be comfortable being responsible for finding solutions to complex issues in high pressure, time constrained situations.
    • A broad understanding of operational functions and their influence on the deal lifecycle.
    • Effective analytical ability

     

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

     

     

     

     

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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