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Associate Director, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Loan Capital Markets (UAE National Only)

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Corporate & Investment Banking Group
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HEA002642 Requisition #

Now it’s your time to join the #1 bank in the Middle East and one of the most prestigious financial companies in the region. Shaking up the world of banking requires a lot of smarts and skill. We’re looking for the brightest and best to help us reach our goals and we’ll also help you reach yours. Your success is our success as you grow stronger in your career. Join us and leave a legacy of your own, as a pioneer in both the company and the industry.


Key role within the Global Corporate Finance (GCF) team focused on originating, evaluating and executing Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (LAF) transactions with CIB clients of the Bank. He/She shall work closely with relationship managers in coverage, GCF colleagues, as well as other internal stakeholders to develop strategic relationships with a variety of obligors (corporates, family groups, GREs, investors and financial institutions) by identifying solutions and lending opportunities aligned to FAB’s risk parameters and targets.

The role shall require:
  • Evaluating, structuring and executing new deals along with the coverage & credit team
  • Take a proactive approach to deal origination, conduct analysis, propose debt structures and help develop solutions for clients, and help differentiate FAB vis-à-vis market competitors
  • Hands-on role to modelling, documentation and  engagement with internal parties and external advisors
  • Assist in managing existing loan portfolio and prepare MIS and reports from time to time
  • Analyse financing requirements and help develop a point of view in support of senior loan origination team members
  • Assist in negotiating terms with borrowers and other lenders, and drive documentation based on LMA standards
  • Work in a timely manner, taking ownership of projects once allocated
Budgets Plans & MIS:
  • Ensure internal reporting is accurate and timely, and support the Head of LAF on strategic initiatives including budgeting and business planning
Internal Collaboration:
  • Maintain strong internal relations and collaborate with Coverage partners, Legal, Credit and Operations in order to ensure timely execution of transactions

Policies, Systems, Processes, & Procedures

  • Implement departmental policies, systems, and procedures so that all relevant procedural/ legislative requirements are fulfilled while delivering a quality and cost-effective service. 

Minimum experience and skills: 

  • 5 years of experience in structured corporate lending transactions
  • Strong credit assessment skills including excellent debt/cash flow modelling experience, and knowledge of accounting principles
  • Some experience of corporate valuation including DCF, CompCos, and LBO methodologies
  • Good grasp of legal concepts and loan mechanics, with first-hand experience documenting loan transactions (LMA standard documentation for syndicated, leveraged deals)
  • Desire to step up and project manage multi-party financing transactions
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal.  Able to present complex topics to a senior audience, with good grasp of details
  • Ability to work under pressure, stay calm, and adjust quickly to changing priorities
  • Attention to detail and quality of work product

  • 5 years of experience in structured corporate lending transactions
  • Strong credit assessment skills including excellent debt/cash flow modelling experience, and knowledge of accounting principles
  • Some experience of corporate valuation including DCF, CompCos, and LBO methodologies
  • Good grasp of legal concepts and loan mechanics, with first-hand experience documenting loan transactions (LMA standard documentation for syndicated, leveraged deals)
  • Desire to step up and project manage multi-party financing transactions
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal.  Able to present complex topics to a senior audience, with good grasp of details
  • Ability to work under pressure, stay calm, and adjust quickly to changing priorities
  • Attention to detail and quality of work product

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