Associate, Debt Capital Markets

Overview

  • 34862
  • Investment Banking
  • Nigeria
  • Lagos
  • Lagos Island

Job Details

Investment Banking provides clients with a range of advisory and financing solutions. Specialising in high-growth emerging markets, our expert advisers work on mergers and acquisitions, capital restructurings and empowerment deals, as well as arranging finance for acquisitions, client projects and property transactions.

Job Purpose

The primary purpose of the job is to actively contribute towards achieving the goals of the DCM team by:

  • Support origination of DCM transactions in Nigeria, with corporate entities, supra nationals, sub-nationals and related entities
  • Manage or assist manage transaction execution across all product categories including; vanilla bonds and commercial papers, equity linked and structured credit products, as well as supervising analysts in the deal team
  • Contributing towards generation of ideas that lead to product innovation, better transaction management and zero tolerance lapses in fulfilment of compliance requirements
  • Integration with the various Global Markets, credit structuring and sales platforms, and making use of these areas and technology to incorporate derivatives or other strategic solutions within a financing structure (structured capital markets)
  • Assisting with origination and growth of cross border DCM opportunities, thus playing a strong role in the further development of the Standard Bank Group’s DCM franchise
  • Building close relationship with investors
  • Participating in industry advocacy and contributing to the overall growth of the Nigerian Debt Capital Markets.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Key Responsibilities

Technical

  • Research & Data mining capabilities - Ability to retrieve data from a wide variety of data sources and interpret and present accurate and dependable data
  • Analytical and quantitative background
  • Understanding of DCM and structured products
  • Understanding of debt capital markets documentation and processes
  • Understanding of ratings process
  • Accurately interpret and apply regulatory legal concepts
  • Project management
  • Business writing and presentation skills

Project Management

  • Pitch book development and preparation of other client marketing materials
  • Assist with transaction structuring
  • Lead transaction execution and manage the members of the deal team
    • Prepare transaction documentation including prospectus, term sheet, financial models, presentations and marketing materials
    • Work with the legal team to review all legal documentation, as well as participate in negotiating transaction agreements
    • Coordinate and manage relationships with all transaction parties
    • Assist senior members of the department in day-to-day work as delegated and carrying out other duties as required in addition
    • Understanding of transaction timelines and deliverables
    • Client liaison where required
    • Assist in spotting origination opportunities for both domestic and international DCM transactions
    • Actively drive investor engagement and distribution
    • Record filing and management - Maintaining proper filing records
    • Salesforce updates
    • Revenue tracking
    • Marketing support
    • Industry awards co-ordination

Risk and Compliance

  • Knowledge of SICL’s procedures manual - Ensure that transactions are executed in line with the relevant rules and regulations and internal Corporate Finance procedures
  • Supervise junior team members (analysts) to acquire knowledge of and apply “Departmental Operating Manual” for DCM unit
  • Supervise and monitor analysts to ensure compliance with KYC, mandate approval process, conflicts clearance and other internal processes for all transactions
  • Adherence to the SEC Code of Conduct for Capital Market operators
  • Engagement with the regulators, particularly the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission, The Nigerian Stock Exchange, National Pension Commission and the FMDQ rules governing the issuance of public securities and other transactions
  • Satisfactory internal compliance and audit ratings
  • Knowledge of the CBN regulatory guidelines
  • Knowledge of Salesforce reporting standards
  • Adherence to the Group’s Conflicts Clearance process
  • Participation in the mandatory Compliance trainings

People

  • Personal development
  • Knowledge share
  • People Management
  • Support development of the Investment Banking Analyst Pool

Attitude

  • Self-motivated
  • Committed to excellence
  • Good team spirit
  • Humble
  • Confident
  • Well-mannered/ respectful
  • Pride in our Brand
  • Hard working
  • Willingness to volunteer for adhoc projects - Assist with special ad-hoc projects, presentations and initiatives as assigned.
  • Live the Group's values

Cross-Sell and Maintaining Internal Relationships

  • Investment Banking Team
  • Coverage Teams
  • Global Markets Team
  • Transactional Products & Services Team
  • Stockbroking Team
  • Wealth and Investment Team
  • CIB Legal Team
  • IB Finance Team
  • Company Secretariat

Developing External Stakeholder Relationships

  • Clients
  • Regulators
    • Representation at industry or regulatory committees
    • Actively monitor changes to the rules and regulations pertaining to capital and money market activities
  • Investors
    • Building close relationship with investors
  • Coordinate and manage relationships with all transaction parties

 

Preferred Qualification and Experience

Qualifications

First Degree in Finance and Accounting, Mathematical Sciences

Further education such as a master’s and / or professional certification such as ACA / CA / CIMA / CFA / membership of a professional society may be an advantage

Experience

Investment Banking

3-4 Years

Evidence of the provision of transaction origination support, execution support and administrative support to the associates, managers and unit heads of the corporate finance business. Experience within debt capital markets or debt advisory/lending in Nigeria or other emerging or developed markets would be important

Finance

3-4 Years

Evidence of working in and understanding finance, financial statement analysis

Corporate Banking

3-4 Years

Evidence of providing transaction origination support, managing client relationships

Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise

Technical Competencies

  • Interpreting Financial Statements - The ability to interpret financial reports, measure performance and execute key ratio analyses
  • An in depth, experiential understanding of more advanced analyses and the way in which financial ratios, trends, business and value drivers interact.
  • Legal Compliance - ability to comply with relevant legislation, regulatory and professional standards.
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Framework - Insight into and understanding of the various laws and regulations regulating the financial services industry

PLEASE NOTE: We will never ask for money or any form of payment as part of our recruitment process. If you experience this, please contact our Fraudline on 0800222050 or forward to TransactionFraudOpsSA@standardbank.co.za