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VP/AVP, Project Finance, Group Investment Banking in Singapore at UOB Group

Date Posted: 8/19/2018

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Functional area: Investment Banking
Employment type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent

Job description:
UOB Group Investment Banking provides the Bank's customers with a full range of investment banking products and services across the capital structure, including equity and debt capital markets, capital raising (equity and debt capital market placements), mergers & acquisitions, project, structured and asset finance structuring.  
UOB has built and strengthened long-standing relationships with its customers via its continued commitment through economic cycle volatility.  UOB Group Investment Banking forms a critical component in the Bank's product offering that enables the right mix of capital requirements to support these clients' growth. 
The Project Finance team is an important component within Group Investment Banking that advises and arranges mid-to-long term structured debt critical in funding of green or brownfield projects in various specialised industries within the Bank's home markets. 
Job responsibilities:
  • Actively assist in the structuring, arranging, negotiating, syndicating (when required), documenting and closing of Project Finance mandates across industries;
  • Primary responsibility for preparation of quality pitches, information memoranda, research reports and briefing packs to clients leading to building up of a strong profile with clients, banks/financial institutions and other market stakeholders;
  • Assist with preparation of termsheets, mandate letters, and other transaction documentation 
  • Creation, maintenance, and running sensitivities on detailed financial models in MS Excel for deal screening, structuring and execution, including bespoke scenario analysis and running internal tools and models.
  • Preparation and submission of credit applications for specialised industry structured debt transactions and proactively assisting in the internal credit process;
  • Assist with transaction documentation review and proactively contribute to project due diligence requirements;
  • Manage relationships and workflow with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including clients, industry / sector bankers, relationship managers, other product partners, risk/credit, legal, tax, compliance and operations;
  • Keeping track of ongoing  industry, market and product developments, including developments in financing structures and trends;
  • Ensure strong compliance culture and discipline to follow through on internal policies and procedures
Job requirements:
The job requires knowledge and judgement of transactional and structural risks including credit risks, country & cross-border risk, documentation risk, operational risk, performance risk and market risks. Project Finance transactions can be complex and require a multi-disciplinary, problem solving approach.
  • Minimum Bachelors Degree with at least 3-7 years' relevant experience
  • Solid academic background with highly analytical with strong quantitative skills
  • Strong financial modelling capabilities using Excel and VBA (e.g. macro development), aptitude for number crunching
  • Proactive, self-starter and able to multi-task, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines 
  • Strong credit acumen / able to persuasively defend transaction credit merits 
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills in English (written and spoken)
  • Fluency in other Asian languages highly desirable as you will be covering Asian market
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of professionals