CITI Associate EMEA Project & Infrastructure Finance Competitive Salary Offered
Capital Markets Origination (CMO) - Citi's Capital Markets Origination division is comprised of over 20 different groups, many of which are hybrids between Investment Banking and Sales and Trading. This unique mix of groups drives the fixed income and equities markets by providing products and liquidity for our clients. EMEA Project and Infrastructure Finance (PIF) - PIF is an integral component of CMO (Capital Markets Origination) and is part of Citi's wider Global Structured Debt team. PIF focuses on greenfield and brownfield asset level project financings, primarily in the power and energy space, but also, selectively, within infrastructure. Mandates include acting as Financial Advisor (developing a financing strategy and structure while guiding clients through the financing process), Arranger (direct lending using the bank's balance sheet), and Bookrunner/Agent (arranging third party financing).
Responsible for the origination and execution of energy / infrastructure project financings
Work closely with applicable industry bankers to identify and originate opportunities that meet certain target market and capital returns criteria
Structure and execute the applicable debt financing for distribution in the capital markets, loan syndication market, or both
In select cases, provide advisory services to clients seeking to debt finance a particular asset, on matters relating to debt capacity and sources, capital structure and procurement of export agency and other government guarantees
Perform a robust credit analysis with respect to each project situation for purposes of seeking (as applicable) internal credit approval consistent with Citi's credit standards and capital return requirements
As applicable, present a particular project to one or more rating agencies for purposes of procuring a credit rating
Together, with the applicable syndicate desk, interface with banks in the project finance market, as well as certain institutional investors, for purposes of syndicating and selling project risk
Manage any applicable franchise, reputational or underwriting risk with respect to a specific project situation
Proven years of relevant experience
Must have strong analytical and credit skills, including cash flow modelling
Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong origination and execution experience, including documentation
Some experience in acquisition finance and bridge loan situations helpful
Power, energy / oil and gas backgrounds preferred
Candidates applying for this role must be aware that it is a Certified Role, subject to the Certification Regime. The Certification Regime is one element of the Individual Accountability Regime which has come into effect on 7 March 2016. Under the Certification Regime, certain Citi entities must ensure that employees working in certain roles categorised as specified significant harm functions (Certified Roles) are assessed as fit and proper to carry out their role. Under the guidance provided by the FCA and PRA, firms should have regard to the following when assessing fitness and propriety:
Honesty, integrity and reputation
Competence and capability
In order to comply with the requirements of the Certification Regime, certain Citi entities must take reasonable care to ensure that an employee does not perform a Certified Role without first being certified as Fit and Proper. For this reason, you will be assessed for this role against the Fit and Proper requirements, as described above. This assessment will be carried out through extensive interviews, self-disclosures, permitted criminal record checks, reference checks, credit checks and other background checks. If hired for this role, you will also be required to complete an annual declaration regarding your Fitness and Propriety. By submitting your application, you acknowledge that you have read the information above and that you are applying for a Certified Role. You also agree to Citi carrying out any additional screening required, including permitted criminal record checks, reference checks, credit checks and any other background checks.
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.
Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.
Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Closing Date: June 27, 2019
Internal Number: 5931579
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