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Fund Finance Associate

  • Administrative & Corporate Services
  • Full time
  • R-378777

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Fund Finance Associate, in London.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading global financial services company headquartered in San Francisco (United States). Wells Fargo has offices in over 20 countries and territories. Our global reach offers many opportunities for you to develop a career with Wells Fargo. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you will feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. We are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

The Fund Finance Group (“FFG”) provides a comprehensive product offering to financial sponsors and asset managers across subscription finance (syndicated/bilateral subscription facilities), NAV/Hybrid lending (syndicated/bilateral NAV lines and back-leverage), structured credit & advisory (non-bank NAV placement, rated feeders, CFOs), and distribution.  FFG resides within Banking & Capital Markets within Wells Fargo’s Corporate & Investment Bank. 


In this role, you will:

  • have the opportunity to join an entrepreneurial and global team during a period of innovation across the Fund Finance market. FFG Associates work as part of integrated deal teams to originate, structure, and execute fund finance transactions for some of the world’s largest and well-known financial sponsors and asset managers. Core responsibilities shall include:

  • Working closely with senior bankers to create & deliver pitch materials and originate & structure Fund Finance transactions;

  • Relationship management for a portfolio of financial sponsors and asset managers, fostering active engagement, idea generation, and providing regular client support and assistance.

  • Conducting credit analysis on LPs and portfolio companies, overseeing the preparation of credit memorandums and related materials, and leading credit discussions alongside senior bankers;

  • Collaborating with other areas of the bank (Risk Solutions, Financial Sponsors, Financial Institutions Group (FIG), Commercial Real Estate, Structured Products Group) to drive ancillary business to deliver for clients across the Corporate & Investment Bank;

  • Leading credit and operational due diligence meetings;

  • Working closely with internal and external counsel on the negotiation of facility documentation for new deals, upsizes, extensions, accessions and other amendments;

  • Liaising with internal stakeholders (credit, legal, syndications, treasury, operations, agency, KYC) throughout the end-to-end execution of fund finance transactions.

  • Contributing to portfolio analysis across the broader Fund Finance team portfolio.

  • The role will include meaningful client interaction and a real opportunity to contribute to the evolution of the FFG product suite during a period of expansion. FFG is high-performing team and demands a lot from any successful applicant, but in return offers a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative working environment with strong growth prospects and an attractive compensation package.

Required Qualifications:

  • Investment Banking Program experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

  • Proven Associate-level experience in one or a combination of the following: capital markets, investment banking or industry-specific sector;

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree;

  • Exceptional attention to detail with a strong sense of personal accountability;

  • Direct client interaction experience, including some experience interacting with senior decision makers;

  • Experience reading, negotiating, and/or interpreting legal documents;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills;

  • Ability to work as a team player in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment, including ability to coordinate multiple work streams and deliver against tight timelines;

  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing financial statements.

  • Experience in using Excel to analyze and clearly present data.

  • Proficient use of Word and PowerPoint.

  • Self-starter with a willingness to work long hours where required, and a strong problem-solving mindset.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in Fund Finance, including originating and structuring subscription and NAV facilities;

  • Familiarity with private equity funds;

  • Fluency in an additional language is a plus


Job Expectations:

This position is deemed to be a Certified Person function under the FCA and PRA Certification Regime. You must at all times remain fit and proper to perform your role, and this will be assessed on at least an annual basis

In addition to the responsibilities summarised in your job description, you are also required to comply at all times with the FCA/PRA Conduct Rules:

  • You must act with integrity.

  • You must act with due skill, care and diligence.

  • You must be open and cooperative with the FCA, the PRA and other regulators.

  • You must pay due regard to the interests of customers and treat them fairly.

  • You must observe proper standards of market conduct.

Posting End Date: 

26 Sep 2024

*Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

Applicants with Disabilities

To request a medical accommodation during the application or interview process, visit Disability Inclusion at Wells Fargo.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

 

Wells Fargo maintains a drug free workplace.  Please see our Drug and Alcohol Policy to learn more.


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