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Principal Banker, Loan Syndications

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Posting Date: 06-Dec-2018

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 14603
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division VP Finance
Dept. / Bus. Group Loan Syndications
Business Unit Loan Syndications
Contract Type Regular
Contract Length
Posting End Date 21/12/2018 

This is the second of two roles we are recruiting for in our London HQ within the Loan Syndications team.


The role of syndication is embedded in the mobilisation mandate of the Bank, as found in the Bank’s articles. The Principal Banker, in order to attract additional co-financing, markets EBRD projects to other financial institutions on a deal-by-deal basis, taking into account the interests of the Bank’s clients and the guidelines of the EBRD’s co-financing mandate.


The Principal Banker in Loan Syndications is responsible for leading the syndication process of specific deals throughout the project cycle in close co-operation with the banking operation leader of the relevant loan transaction.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities


Internal team work

  • Preparing team marketing materials, pitch-books and reports, to ensure successful promotion of the team’s activities both internally and externally.
  • Providing guidance to junior staff, where appropriate.


Syndication work

  • Managing the external syndication / co-financing process with EBRD’s financings partners including negotiation of legal agreements, smoothly integrating deal syndication into the deal flow, ensuring that client needs are met efficiently.
  • Supervising the preparation of information memoranda and other material necessary for syndication, ensuring that the Bank succeeds in attracting high quality investors.
  • Structuring and negotiating terms acceptable to market partners in order to ensure that client financing needs are appropriately met.
  • Advancing strong working relationships and dialogue/co-operation with all client groups, to ensure effective syndicated loan product delivery.


Market interaction

  • Identifying suitable investors for individual Bank debt projects and knowing which debt deal structures can be placed at what price.
  • As instructed, undertaking general marketing to potential co-financiers and interacting with co-financing institutions to broaden and educate the investor base on EBRD projects, in order to ensure that clients receive best possible deal structure and pricing.


Market knowledge

  • Gathering and maintaining market data for team use and internal reporting of market trends, ensuring accurate and timely communication of market trends for loan pricing and structuring.
  • Sharing relevant market information with OpsCom to enable best decisions on project structure and pricing.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Thorough understanding of credit, investment and financial analysis and their application in investment decisions and transaction structuring, probably gained in 1) a major commercial or development bank or 2) corporate or project finance group of a major international organisation.
  • Proven business judgement and high ethical and professional standards.
  • Networking skills, and ability and endurance to manage transactions through to their conclusion.
  • Sound decision making skills, problem- and conflict resolution and ability to participate in teams.
  • Good relevant degree from a leading university in the country of education.
  • Very good oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ideally fluency in a major international language, in addition to English.
  • Ideally prior experience in central and eastern Europe/CIS, or similar emerging markets.

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.

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