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ICM UW – GSP – Global Transportation Finance Underwriter Assistant Vice President

Job Req ID 22583918 Location(s) New York, New York Job Category Risk Management
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The AVP will hold a critical role within the ICM Underwriting team covering the Global Transportation Finance book participating in the underwriting and management of a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of Global Transportation transactions financed primarily via Non-Recourse Warehouses and Transportation ABS. The selected candidate will provide best in class customer and industry insights and analytics and enable the growth of Wall Street’s leading Global Transportation franchise.

We are looking for a team member who is passionate about Finance/Economics and Transportation/Travel related businesses.

The AVP will gain a wide exposure to complex Transportation Structured Finance products, working closely with the best Global Transportation Structured Finance team on Wall Street.

To be successful in this role you must be an avid learner, inquisitive, methodical and be willing to extract, process, analyze, model, and take action on a wide range of external and internal data.

The ideal Global Transportation Finance Underwriter will be highly analytical, adaptable, a self-starter, focused on driving and managing the entire deal lifecycle from initial due diligence to credit approval process and closing and lead post-closing monitoring and active exposure management.

The candidate will be proficient in thorough financial analysis, modeling financial projections and partner effectively with Senior Business Leaders to leverage emerging opportunities and address key challenges.

The successful candidate will bring a commercial mindset with an understanding of credit management imperatives.

The team works closely and interacts with a wide range of clients and internal and external partners from Banking, Risk, Finance, Legal, Lessors to Appraisers and OEMs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the critical underwriting of complex Transportation deals, partnering with all internal and external constituents

  • Perform detailed credit analysis including industry review, credit benchmarking and financial modeling

  • Articulate balanced views to support Business growth and be a steadfast steward of the firm’s capital

  • Enhance Operating Processes and Methodologies to facilitate seamless origination and deal execution

  • Lead deal approval processes and represent the Business views and insight with Risk partners

  • Liaise with Origination and Clients to enable the approval and execution of Amendments and Waivers as appropriate

  • Manage end to end Credit Approval Processes

  • Monitor the ongoing compliance of assigned deals with Portfolio Management Standards and the Risk Governance Framework

  • Work closely with the Transaction Management, Finance and Treasury teams to monitor exposures and ensure accurate capital usage and reporting

  • Liaise with relevant external stakeholders to stay abreast of the key market developments, including Capital Markets developments

  • Support the Origination team with relevant historical market data and pertinent market insights and analyses

  • Track all market activities related to Competitors, Clients and other relevant Global Transportation stakeholders

  • Enhance the Origination efforts with providing pertinent data driven analytics to support the Credit Approval processes and facilitate Credit Decisioning

  • Help drive new initiatives and data integration projects

  • Monitor Transportation related developments by reviewing market information related to OEMs/Aircraft/MROs, Appraisers, Lessors, Lessees, Capital Providers and Regulators

  • Assist and support with the enhancement of a consistent application of policies, standards, procedures across the Global Transportation transactions


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field Finance/Economics/Accounting with emphasis in Technology/Data Science

  • Bachelor / University Degree in Economics and Finance

  • Strong bias towards Economics, Consumer driven businesses

  • Self-starter, curious, innovative, ambitious and balanced and thoughtful risk taker

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA, CPA, CFA credentials are welcome

  • Excellent analytical skills and Advanced Excel

  • Prior experience with Financial Institutions or in Portfolio Management roles is a plus

  • Experience interfacing with Clients, a wide range of internal stakeholders/constituencies and external regulators

  • Experience covering Aviation, Transportation and Travel related fields


  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience working in underwriting functions in Financial Institutions

  • Experience in drafting credit memos, articulating credit views/theses and defending credit decisions with Seniors, Internal Partners, Auditors and External Regulators

  • Ability to assess complex credit situations, support commercial endeavors while assessing risks and mitigants

  • Experience in initiating, facilitating and developing constructive dialogue with Clients and relaying Clients’ views to Risk Partners/Committees

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with Seniors in the Business and Risk functions

  • Ability to reconcile diverse views, negotiate and reach optimal and effective compromises

  • Prior coverage and experience of Aviation and Transportation credits would be a strong asset


Job Family Group:

Risk Management


Job Family:

Credit Decisions


Time Type:

Full time


Primary Location:

New York New York United States


Primary Location Salary Range:

$105,510.00 - $158,270.00


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