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The Illiquid Credit Trading desk specialises in complex and highly structured transactions in a diverse set of industries across capital structure from senior to mezzanine and hybrid capital. Examples include share backed and equity linked financings, structured loans with embedded equity, commodity and FX derivatives, and asset backed financings. Geographically, the desk focuses on corporate and sovereign opportunities primarily in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Illiquid Credit Trading team takes proprietary positions in deals it originates and manages a sizable credit portfolio.
Assist senior members of the team in pre-screening new opportunities
Prepare, review, edit and refine financial models and valuation analyses
Conduct company and industry analyses and support due diligence processes
Prepare marketing materials and teasers, as well as internal memos
Actively participate in executing transactions, with increasing levels of responsibility and accountability over time
Participate in internal credit and other approval processes; liaise with Credit Risk Management and support services
Monitor risk positions taken on the books
Monitor daily/weekly P&L, liaise with Finance/Accounting and produce summary P&L reports
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from a top-tier European or US institution, strong academic qualifications
Fluency in Russian
Experience in investment banking and/or advisory
Demonstrable experience in financial modelling, corporate finance and financial analysis
Strong written and verbal communication skills
High level of attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high standard of work
High degree of intellectual curiosity
Additional/Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Leveraged finance, credit trading or credit analysis experience
Commodities, project finance or asset backed financing experience
CFA or other financial industry certification
Fluency in other languages including Portuguese, Turkish, French or Spanish