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Investment Banking Program Associate - Fund Finance

  • Administrative & Corporate Services
  • Full time
  • R-381093

 

About this role:

The Fund Finance team provides fund-level financing to private equity funds and other asset managers through structured credit facilities. Fund Finance is part of the Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB). Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigation and compliance-driven culture that firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. 

As part of the broader Fund Finance team, the Fund Solutions team focuses on providing asset managers differentiated Fund Finance products spanning across Net Asset Value (NAV) financing, Structured Products (Collateralized Fund Obligations/Feeders), Advisory Services and Capital Raising Solutions. The Fund Solutions product set spans across a wide array of financing and capital raising solutions which may be suitable for the bank’s balance sheet and/or distribution to the growing non-bank lender universe (e.g., Insurance Companies and Private Credit Investors).

Fund Solutions is looking for a motivated experienced Associate, to help support the origination, structuring and execution of Fund Solutions products. Given the breadth of the Fund Solutions product set, the team is searching for a dynamic candidate with the ability to think independently and help build a fast-growing team within Fund Finance. This role’s responsibilities will encompass the Fund Solutions full body of work, including: pitching clients and business development, content creation, structuring NAV loans, structured product execution, credit underwriting, rating agency work, portfolio management, transaction distribution/syndication, and internal policy development and refinement.

 

In this role, you will:

  • Work with clients to understand financing needs and provide tailored solutions including structuring transaction deal terms and corresponding term sheets

  • Conduct thorough due diligence including reviewing financial statements, fund documents and legal agreements

  • Write detailed credit and approval committee memos

  • Work closely with internal and external counsel to negotiate legal documentation

  • Assist with transaction distribution/syndication to non-bank lenders, including developing syndication strategy and partnering with lenders to understand transaction details

  • Negotiate, structure, and execute amendments and other facility modifications

  • Monitor financial performance and internal credit ratings of borrowers and limited partners

  • Complete Annual reviews

  • Create pitches/term sheets across the Fund Solutions product set

  • Assist with structured product structuring and distribution

  • Partner on advisory engagements

  • Work closely with rating agencies to obtain debt ratings

  • Partner with analysts and internal partners to manage internal compliance, booking, and funding processes

  • Assist with the refinement of Fund Solutions internal processes and procedures.

Required Qualifications:

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

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with originating and monitoring subscription facilities, NAV facilities, asset backed finance facilities, leveraged cash flow lending facilities, securitizations, or other structured products is strongly preferred

  • Knowledgeable of private capital, fund finance, and structured finance industries including structure (e.g. waterfall, amortization profile, etc.), investment strategies, cash flows, performance metrics, and various product use cases.

  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy

  • Experience creating pitchbooks in Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Ability to manage a high-volume workload while maintaining excellence and consistency of work.  Ability to quickly change focus and stay organized is a must.  

  • Ability to work effectively, as well as independently, in a team environment.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

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

  • Strong initiative and works proactively to anticipate questions/issues.

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

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

  • Ability to work 50+ hours per week, depending on workload

  • Registration for FINRA Series 63 (or 66) must be completed within 90 days of hire date if it is not available for transfer upon hire. FINRA recognized equivalents will be accepted

  • Registration for FINRA Series 79 must be completed within 90 days of hire date if it is not available for transfer upon hire. FINRA recognized equivalents will be accepted

  • Registration for Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam must be completed within 90 days of hire date if it is not available for transfer upon hire. FINRA recognized equivalents will be accepted

Posting Locations:

  • 550 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

  • 500 W 33rd St., New York, NY

Salary Ranges:

  • $120,400 -$250,000 Charlotte, NC

  • $138,500 - $287,600 New York, NY

This position is subject to FINRA Background Screening Requirements, including successful completion and clearing of a background check. Internal transfers are subject to comply with 17 CFR 240.17f-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and FINRA Bylaws, Article III, Section 3, which states that Associated Persons should not be subject to statutory disqualification. Successful candidates must also meet ongoing regulatory requirements including additional screening and are required to report certain incidents.

Pay Range

$120,400.00 - $287,600.00

Benefits

Wells Fargo provides all eligible full- and part-time employees with a comprehensive set of benefits designed to protect their physical and financial health and to help them make the most of their financial future. Visit Benefits - Wells Fargo Careers for an overview of the following benefit plans and programs offered to employees.

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Critical Caregiving Leave
  • Discounts and Savings
  • Health Benefits
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Scholarships for dependent children
  • Adoption Reimbursement

Posting End Date:

19 Jul 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.

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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