Are you a (project) finance professional and keen to make a positive impact on the European Energy Transition? Then this is your chance to join ABN AMRO’s growing Project Finance team! At present the team consists of approx. 30 professionals based in Amsterdam, London and Frankfurt, with a strong mandate to further grow the franchise to help realize the Bank’s sustainability targets.
ABN AMRO has a strong focus on supporting the energy transition, digitalization of society and logistic/mobility infrastructure. Within our project finance team we arrange structured debt financing for long-term infrastructure projects and infrastructure type financing to support ABN AMRO’s strategic focus. We finance renewable energy projects, energy transition projects, mobility & logistics and digital infrastructure projects in mainly Western-Europe. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, London and Frankfurt.
Within the Project Finance team we are also responsible for all portfolio management activities of our Project Finance transactions. Given a strong and profitable growth of our loan book we are looking for a portfolio manager who will contribute to ABN AMRO ‘Banking for better’ strategy.
Are you a portfolio management professional with a minimum of 2-5 years of experience of portfolio management and/or asset management, credit risk and/or structuring experience and are you eager to work closely together with a team of project finance professionals, ensuring that management and monitoring of our portfolio is sound and growing in a sustainable way? As our new (senior) associate within Project Finance you will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong, constructive, sustainable, long-term relationships with existing clients and borrowers by daily management of tailor-made financing solutions. You will maintain the commercial relationship with the client across the full life cycle of the credit relationship as a true representative of ABN AMRO Project Finance.
It’ll be your job to manage part of the existing portfolio of project finance and Infrastructure debt transactions, including monitoring, reviewing and controlling credit risks. As a portfolio manager you are responsible for timely handling and producing of credit papers, in-depth credit reviews of complex tailor made transactions, assignment of ratings, waivers/amendments, ongoing reviews of projects/clients performances and to process refinancing’s and/or top-up’s of existing debt exposures. You negotiate and coordinate with clients, agents, external advisors (legal, technical, insurance, market) and our internal mid- and backoffice and legal department. You are on top of your clients and borrowers and analyse relevant market trends and developments of your portfolio. By occasion you assist the originators and executors for dealing with prospects and client requests including attending lenders meetings, conferences, workshops and internal knowledge sharing sessions to (further) develop your project finance skills. Your job also includes: contribution to internal projects such as optimization or innovation projects, regulatory developments and other organization wide initiatives. You typically work independently on your portfolio but in a multidisciplinary team taking into account the required balance in terms of seniority and sector expertise.
Our ideal project finance professional has former portfolio management, execution and/or risk management experience and is able to manage complex tailor-made financing solutions by using specialized sector and structuring expertise. She or he doesn’t get stuck with one area of responsibility over another and is able to adapt to changes and use them to her/his advantage. ‘House-in-order’ is key in this role but you also have an entrepreneurial mindset combined with strong analytical and modelling skills and ability to decisively act either independently or as part of a team.
- Educated at university level, CFA would be an asset not required;
- Minimum 2-5 years of relevant financial experience of which minimum 2 years related to portfolio management of project finance and/or other structured corporate financing transactions;
- Experience and/or knowledge of infrastructure debt/project finance transactions preferably in the European market;
- Applied knowledge of the credit products, analysis and financial modelling;
- Knowledge of and affinity with renewable energy, energy transition and/or digital infrastructure;
- Extensive knowledge of credit processes (incl. credit applications/processing/monitoring) and excellent attention to detail
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills (English, Dutch)
We offer you a challenging and international environment. You will work with colleagues with passion for the job and who have a high standard for performance. You will be offered an excellent opportunity to develop yourself.
ABN AMRO is driven by its purpose ‘banking for better, for generations to come. At ABN AMRO, we use our knowledge, expertise and network to help our clients within and outside the Netherlands achieve their goals based on responsible decisions. Our clients’ interests always come first. We want clients to understand our products, and we sometimes say ‘no’ if a product involves a risk that is too high for the client. Putting clients’ interests first also means communicating in plain language and crafting smart solutions that genuinely make a difference. That is our goal.
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Your team within Project Finance consists of c. 25 professional women and men, with diverse backgrounds and nationalities. The team works closely together ensuring that new deals, fully aligned with the ‘Banking for Better’ strategy of the bank are onboarded and that the portfolio is sound and growing in a sustainable way.
You shall be working in Amsterdam (London/Frankfurt is open to discussion). We work in an open floor space on the Gustav Mahlerlaan, where we have all stakeholders in our vicinity (Client Coverage, Risk, Syndication, Products, Legal, Sustainability etc).
Inclusiviteit en diversiteit
Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.