(Senior) Associate, Global Portfolio Advisory Group

Firm
Location
London
Education
Postgraduate degree
Benefits
Competitive

Department:

This role sits within the Financial Industry Advisory Services (FIAS) practice here at Alvarez and Marsal London. A&M FIAS revolves around four core areas of expertise: Global Portfolio Advisory; Performance Improvement; Bank Restructuring and Regulatory Advisory.

A&M’s FIAS professionals work on some of the world’s most high-profile cases in a rapidly transforming financial institution landscape, striving for game-changing solutions that provide impactful long-term change. Our global team is comprised of seasoned bank executives, former senior financial institution regulators & highly skilled advisory consultants.

The Purpose of the role:

Our Financial Services team works with financial institutions and private equity firms to look for new ways to unlock and create value in their businesses whilst navigating the implications of the changing regulatory environment and its impact on portfolio management and performance. Our professionals’ ability lies around effectively evaluating complex issues and developing effective, practical solutions in a timely and successful manner.

A&M FIAS has assembled the right team at the right time, with proven professionals who bring interdisciplinary expertise and much needed tactical and strategic skills, to help financial institutions address these challenging times, as well as prepare to minimize economic and regulatory challenges.

This role sits within the newly formed Global Portfolio Advisory Group within FIAS which advises banks, regulators, governments and private equity firms across the globe with balance sheet & portfolio optimization, acquisitions, disposals, bank restructuring and resolutions. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to use your financial services advisory experience to become involved in a ‘hands on’ and market leading team.

Responsibilities:

The role will entail advising on balance sheet / portfolio optimization, performance improvement, sell side / buy-side portfolio advisory and bank restructuring and resolutions. You will be responsible for providing practical and value adding advice to our clients – this includes how to optimize capital, maximize the economics on transactions, improve the performance of loan portfolios and restructuring banks. On the more transactional buy-side and sell-side engagements you shall be responsible for leading the team in various aspects on underlying transactions.

To do this effectively, you will need to:

  • Work closely with senior stakeholders in the client’s business and with professionals from leading financial institutions;
  • Be an action-oriented self-starter with strong analytical skills and entrepreneurial flair;
  • Be comfortable working independently as well as in a high performing team;
  • Analysing credit worthiness of individual borrowers and entire loan portfolios;
  • Producing extensive financial modelling and analysis including cash flow models and projections;
  • Producing financial information, research and reports;
  • Playing a significant role in the delivery of client presentations and attending client meetings when appropriate;
  • In joining a growing business, you will have the opportunity be involved in business development activities and will join the team meetings where WIP, project pipeline, resourcing, marketing and business development initiatives are discussed. You will be actively involved in these discussions and be an integrated part of the FIAS team.

Requirements:

Essential:

  • Experience in financial services and/or portfolio advisory – e.g. loan portfolio transactions (sell side or buy side), asset quality reviews and stress tests, loan file and portfolio reviews, loan loss estimates, valuations, loan restructuring and recovery solutions, bank performance improvement, merger integration initiatives and project management;
  • Work experience within IBD, Big 4 Audit/Consulting Firms or other well-established and strong International Advisory Organizations;
  • Excellent financial modelling skills (Excel) & presentation skills (Powerpoint);
  • Fluent English language skills is essential (both written & verbal);
  • Strong stakeholder management skills at senior levels;
  • Willingness to travel often (mainly within Europe);
  • Right to work in the UK;

Desirable:

  • Suitable candidates with other fluent European languages (Italian, French, Portuguese, Greek, German etc.) will be preferred due to our pan-European business set up;
  • Exposure within Financial Institutions or prior consultancy experience preferred (including any experience in structuring, securitisation, portfolio or NPL management, carve-out and the establishment of non-core units and bad banks);
  • Relevant industry relationships at banks and service providers.

Why A&M?

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results.  A&M’s leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed. Our restructuring heritage sharpens our ability to act decisively.  Clients select us for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems in addition to our objectivity. 

Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.

With over 4,500 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what’s really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk and unlocking value at every stage of growth.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

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Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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