APAC Loans & Specialized Finance (Analyst or Associate Grade)

May 22, 2024

APAC Loans & Specialized Finance (Analyst or Associate Grade)


  • Permanent
  • SG-Singapore
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Description – External

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships. . 

Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 68 markets with more than 193,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.  

* excluding partnerships

At BNP Paribas, we passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued, respected and can bring their authentic selves to work. We prohibit Discrimination and Harassment of any kind and our policies promote equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, irrespective of, but not limited to their gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, colour, national origin, age, religion, social status, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status etc. As a global Bank, we truly believe that inclusion and diversity of our teams is key to our success in serving our clients and the communities we operate in.


Position Purpose

Analyst/Associate role within the Loans & Specialized Finance department, to support the origination and execution of loan capital market opportunities. 

LSF originates loans from plain vanilla to complex/ structured transactions (including syndicated corporate loans, corporate acquisition loans, leveraged loans, bridge loans, share financings, etc), for large and mid-cap corporates, financial institutions, private equity sponsors and promoters / high net worth individuals (HNWI) across Asia-Pacific.


Direct responsibilities:

– Credit analysis including financial modeling, risk analysis, financial analysis, legal/structure analysis, etc
– Draft initial screening memos, credit applications and other internal papers on transactions, running of pricing model under the supervision of a senior team member
– Support LSF senior originators (VPs, Directors and Managing Directors) in the origination of loans across Asia-Pacific, including idea generation, prospect identification and screening, initial credit/debt capacity analysis, financial spreading, pitch book preparation, etc, including in coordination with M&A, IBA Sectors, DCM, ECM, SH
– Support LSF senior originators on loan structuring, term sheet drafting/negotiations and financing documentation reviews/negotiations
– Be responsible for and coordinate all closing and funding related tasks and liaise with other internal teams e.g. CTCM, KYC on boarding, CRC and Coverage/RM’s on completing the internal administrative process for credit application/approval and procedures for funding
– Prepare annual reviews and process waiver requests on transactions booked by LSF
– Impeccable conduct and strict individual compliance with all applicable compliance, conduct and other policies
– Be the first line of defense on Risk/Credit/Compliance
– Other tasks as required or defined from time to time

Contributing responsibilities:

–    Liaison with clients/external parties and other CMG teams/WM/Corporate Coverage as and when required
–    Support on cross selling other banking services to client
–    Contribute to maintain up to date and accurate data bases, systems, portfolio, pipeline, meeting and other reports as well as financial/income forecasts, budget preparation, etc
–    Contribute directly/indirectly to the achievement of LSF’s yearly budget
–    Contribute to strict compliance of LSF will all compliance, conduct and other policies


–    Deal by deal reporting to relevant senior team members on specific transactions
–    Permanent non-deal direct reporting to the nominated Director or MD in charge of juniors

Qualifications – External

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

–    Strong analytical skills including credit analysis and financial modelling 
–    Good understanding of loan documentation
–    Interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams 
–    Written and verbal communication skills, conciseness
–    Ability to build relationships and convince internal and external stakeholders
–    Organization skills, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines and senior team members/customer needs
–    Attention to detail
–    Sense of initiative, proactivity and knowledge of when to voice out relevant matters
–    Autonomy and ability to solve problems
–    Strong commitment, ability to work flexible hours and travel
–    Work ethics and Integrity

Specific Qualifications (if required)

•    0 to 2 years of direct experience in a leading financial institution (ideally in structured finance (leveraged finance, project finance etc) (work experience to be commensurate with the eventual title)
•    University educated with strong academic background
•    Deep financial modelling experience
•    Demonstrated financial analysis and risk analysis skills 
•    Mandarin, Bahasa or other Asian language desirable