Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with around 3,000 offices in more than 50 markets. The Group has over 180,000 employees, and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.
Overall purpose of the role:
The Associate role will be central part in providing relationship management and transaction support to client-facing Relationship Managers on the Emerging Markets desk. As a member of the Emerging Markets Corporate Banking team, the Analyst/Associate will be responsible for ensuring that MUFG corporate clients receive exceptional service throughout the life of financing transactions, in accord with all relevant internal and regulatory processes, guidelines and standards.
Within the Emerging Markets desk, the Analyst/Associate will be primary dedicated to Central & Eastern European / Russian customer base.
Origination & Marketing: provide support to the Relationship Managers to originate all MUFG banking products and services. Work jointly with the product teams including DCM Loans, Structured Finance, Transaction Banking, Derivatives, etc.
Manage day-to-day client interactions: Regularly engage with clients at a counterpart level to support the successful conclusion of transactions and execute selected deals. Use knowledge gained through direct client contact to contribute to overall development of client relationship.
Marketing Support and Credit: Relationship management duties in support of senior relationship managers. Independently prepare deal screening proposals, account plans, return calculations, client proposals, call memos and presentations. Support Relationship Managers in gathering market intelligence and target client research. Independently prepare credit applications.
Execution and Negotiation: Take lead in negotiating with internal / external legal teams, borrowers and syndicate members to ensure negotiation and timely execution of the documentation to a consistently high standard, reflecting MUFG’s preferred position as much as possible.
Pre- and post-signing administration to ensure smooth execution of Mandate and Facility Documents. Provide assistance to the Relationship Managers in executing transactions.
Provide general support to wider team as may be required, including follow up with the different departments/ divisions within the Bank (e.g. compliance, middle and back office planning related tasks, process waivers as appropriate, liaise with other business units).
Provide general support to the Team Head, RMs as required from time to time, including the preparation/ update of strategy papers, financial data and planning related activities.
Relevant industry exposure and corporate banking experience of at least 2-3 years is mandatory.
Functional/technical skills and knowledge requirements:
Good understanding of and familiarity with corporate and investment banking products, with a focus on Syndicated Lending, Transaction Banking, Debt Capital Markets, Rate & Commodity Derivatives, Export/Trade and Project Finance, and M&A finance.
Strong credit risk skills and adequate legal documentation experience.
A can-do attitude and strong interpersonal skills are absolutely critical.
Demonstrate commercial acumen, results-oriented
Knowledge of current affairs and interest in emerging markets developments.
Detailed knowledge of specific procedures and a good understanding of the business area
Computer literacy, including core Microsoft modules e.g. Excel / PowerPoint
Able to communicate effectively with external and internal clients
Fluency in Russian
MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.
We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.