Loan Closing Transaction Manager (Direct Lending) - Innovative, Growing and Dynamic Global Asset Manager

  • To circa £65,000 basic salary plus bonus and benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Carnegie Consulting
  • 15 Mar 18 2018-03-15

This is role for the career minded. It is a newly created role working for a prestigious and dynamic asset manager who are incredibly innovative and technology savvy. You will have experience of completing and coordinating all of the broad and detailed activities around Loan Closing, with ideally experience of Direct Lending.

The Opportunity

  • This is a brand new role, newly created, working for one of the industry’s most innovative Global Asset Managers
  • Due to the explosive growth of their direct lending business and the commitment to grow the success of it further, this role has been created to take away some of the pressures of the loan closing process from the front office, especially as the volumes of deals are anticipated to increase dramatically
  • Working extremely closely with the front office (and potentially sitting directly with them) you will take responsibility for loan and bond transaction closing and ongoing management of the loan documentation process
  • This role will offer huge exposure to stakeholders across the wider business, including: Dealers; Credit Analysts; Heads of related business functions; Administrator / Custodians / Depositaries; Sell-side brokers; Closing teams; External and internal legal counsel; Agent Bank’s Middle-office / Back- Office teams
  • More detailed activities and responsibilities will include:
    • Negotiating and agreeing closing timetables and processes with external counter-parties and internal stakeholders whilst maintaining strong commercial relationships and compliance with internal procedures including NDAs and Public/Private restrictions
    • Reviewing and managing the execution of loan & bond transfer documentation.
    • Reviewing and executing pricing letters
    • Instructing back office settlements teams to make payments
    • Booking and managing loan settlement dates into the portfolio management system)
    • Overseeing back office accounting entries to ensure holdings are accurate
    • Managing loan KYC and tax procedures with relevant teams
    • Liaising with portfolio managers on outstanding funding issues
    • Maintaining deal related and market data databases
    • Ensuring that portfolio management system records are up-to date and requesting updates as and when required
    • Supporting fund managers and analysts as required


Your Experience:

  • You will possess a strong record of academic rigour, commensurate with the quality of this organisation and the peers that you will be working with. You will have a critical eye for detail and the written word, and, potentially possess a Law focused degree or similar
  • Additionally you will have an entrepreneurial mind-set and be career focused. This opportunity will suit a candidate who is looking for a challenging and motivational role within a top-tier organisation
  • More specific previous practical experience must include solid knowledge of the loan closing process with experience of closing direct loans strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with the range of loan documentation
  • Experience of range of loan products
  • Knowledge of LMA standards
  • Ability to develop and manage the implementation of new procedures
  • Possess strong excel skills
  • Be responsible, mature and a quick learner
  • Organised and methodical with good attention to detail
  • Be able to work under pressure with tight deadlines whilst remaining open minded in your approach to your work
  • Strong interpersonal skills


The Company:

  • Whilst a Global player, my client is not your typical Asset Manager. They are different and better!
  • The culture is very entrepreneurial and encourages its staff to show natural inquisitiveness
  • Successful employees are ones who typically have a thirst for knowledge, possess a truly entrepreneurial nature, and, are career minded
  • My client possesses a progressive culture that encourages both personal and professional development