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Analyst, Portfolio Manager (Operation Administration Department)

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Posting Date: 12-Mar-2019

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 14976
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division VP Finance
Dept. / Bus. Group Operations & Service Management
Business Unit Operation Administration Dept - Michalak
Contract Type Short Term
Contract Length 12 months
Posting End Date 26/03/2019 



The Analyst, Portfolio Manager position is central to the Bank’s structure of operations. In close cooperation with colleagues from other departments (Banking, Finance, Risk, OGC, Nuclear Safety, OCE, etc.), the Analyst, Portfolio Manager oversees the process and approves all disbursements (including loans, equities, grants, etc.) and post-signing, leads the process of any required changes to legal documentation between the EBRD and its counterparties to ensure that all operational, legal and credit risks are minimised.




The Operation Administration Department is part of Operations and Service Management. Working closely with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority the Analyst, Portfolio Manager controls the disbursement process and ensures that any post-signing risks are mitigated. Analyst, Portfolio Managers give training to bankers and clients on the relevant policies and procedures and therefore may be required to travel throughout EBRD countries of operations. Analyst, Portfolio Managers identify potential risks and problems, alerting relevant internal and external stakeholders and providing solutions. Analyst, Portfolio Managers may also be required, if appointed to work in the Syndicated Loans Administration team, to guide, inform, co-ordinate with and act on behalf of the B-lenders and co-investors in syndicated and parallel lending projects.



Accountabilities & Responsibilities


  • Review new and existing loan, equity, grant, bond and hybrid project documentation to ensure the accuracy of all financial details and compliance with the Bank’s policies and procedures within their portfolio.
  • Approve disbursements and mitigate risks and losses by ensuring all client obligations as set as covenants and conditions precedent to disbursement are met or waived.
  • Lead the internal approval process for waivers, consents, amendments and notices, drafting relevant legal documentation in order to protect the interests of the Bank and eliminate potential events of default.
  • Facilitate the process of dealing with events of default with all necessary counterparties, to ensure all relevant procedures are implemented.
  • Motivate and train Banking staff and external clients within agreed policies and procedures to maintain a high standard of work practices and ensure that objectives are met.
  • If appointed to work in the Syndicated Loans Administration team, be the main point of contact for the B-lenders and parallel lenders after signing and manage all loans with an A/B or parallel loan structure to protect co-financiers’ interests and nurture opportunities for additional investments in the Bank’s operations.
  • Advise relevant departments about specific waivers that may have significant implications for particular projects to ensure that the decision-makers are aware of the risks involved.
  • Develop specialist expertise in products, processes and procedures to become a centre of excellence for the benefit of the Bank.
  • Recommend changes to existing policies and procedures to ensure relevance to current work and market practices.



Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Good bachelor’s degree preferably in business, finance or law from a leading university in a country of operations.
  • Advanced banking, legal and credit skills are preferable.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and extended experience in working with banking products including term loans, revolving loans, trade facilities, syndicated loans, equities, funds, bonds, grants, parallel loans, guarantees.
  • Excellent problem solving, communication and presentations skills.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Commercial orientation and awareness.
  • Attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and efficient multi-tasking and prioritisation skills.
  • The ability to operate in an environment with continuously changing priorities and to resolve conflicts between various parties.



Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.  As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.

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