C&IB Graduate Programme - Structured Finance
Function: 40 hours a week
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Want to kick-start your banking career? Then the Structured Finance track of our Corporate Banking Graduate Programme may be for you!
Can you select the best combination of banking products for any debt situation? Are you a client-oriented and commercially-minded individual with a natural feel for numbers? Within Debt Solutions, you’ll work at the cutting edge of high-end debt financing transactions (Loans, Bonds/DCM and Leveraged Finance) to support corporates, energy, commodity and transportation clients, and financial institutions. We're looking for top graduates with a strong link to the Netherlands or one of our international enterprises for positions in our Dutch head office. Tell us your story. We are curious! If you're already good, we'll make you even better. That's a promise. So seize this opportunity to develop into the professional you aspire to be.
What is the job about?
In your first few weeks at ABN AMRO, you’ll follow the Corporate Banking Graduate Programme together with your fellow graduates, during which time you’ll get to know the corporate bank you’ll later be working for. Besides a broad introduction to ABN AMRO, you’ll participate in hands-on training in the fields of Accounting, Financial Analysis, Financial Modelling, Corporate Banking, Credit Risk and personal development. Trainings will be delivered by those at the very top of their field – including university lecturers, professional trainers and managers at ABN AMRO. Together, they will give you a solid basis for further development within the bank. At the same time, you will build an international network of graduates spanning several parts of International Clients and Debt Solutions. A great start to your Corporate Banking Graduate Programme.
Following the initial general training, you’ll specialize in the Debt Solutions department. Debt Solutions offers a comprehensive range of products, and consists of several teams with their own focus. You will assist your colleagues in structuring and executing finance facilities by means of bilaterals, club deals, syndicated loans, bonds and event-driven transactions. You will work closely with other departments in the bank to serve ABN AMRO’s largest international clients. You'll be part of the Debt Solutions team for three years, and will be trained to become a professional in the field of banking. You'll acquire in-depth knowledge and a thorough understanding of structuring and executing loans and debt capital markets products.
The Debt Solutions track of the Corporate Banking Graduate Programme consists of various rotations of three to six months. You will start in the Capital Structuring and Advisory team, where you will obtain a basic toolkit of modelling and building pitch books while advising clients on optimal capital structures or funding solutions. Afterwards, you will rotate between the following desks: Loans & Debt Capital Markets, Financial Institutions Debt Capital Markets & Institutional Solutions, Structured Finance and Corporate Lending. Rotations may also be outside Debt Solutions, or may comprise experience abroad at one of our international hubs (New York, Singapore or Sao Paulo).
Who are we?
Debt Solutions is the leading debt franchise in the Netherlands, and works at the forefront of the financial markets. We arrange and structure complex debt products and debt capital markets issues, and offer the best solution to any financing issue. Our expertise is put to use in Europe, North America, Asia and Brazil.
Working at ABN AMRO means becoming even better at what you do. We understand clients, translate their ambitions into joint success and thus earn their trust. We want our clients to understand our products. It's why we sometimes say 'no' if the risk attached to a product is too great for the client. Serving the client's interests is also a question of offering – and communicating – a transparent range of products. Banking is our business, the world is our challenge.
What do we offer?
All our Corporate Banking Graduate Programmes start with several weeks of general training. From there, you’ll be coached to become a professional in banking within three years, by fully participating in the various rotations. The program is a unique opportunity to familiarize yourself with the finance industry and to become a highly skilled banking professional. You'll develop a debt solutions toolkit that will hugely benefit you throughout your future career.
During the entire Debt Solutions rotation programme, you’ll receive guidance from a Pool Manager, assignment supervisors, trainers and a mentor. In addition, ABN AMRO offers an ongoing training curriculum that allows you to increase your technical knowledge, deepen your understanding of financial markets and products, and further develop your personal skills. You’ll also regularly get together with the Corporate Banking Graduate Programme’s training group.
Who are you?
You have a strong interest in finance with a natural aptitude for business. You are not afraid of numbers, are commercially oriented, and driven by results. Your excellent social skills make you a natural team player. In the final phase of your academic career, you're ready to take the next step.
We offer a challenging position with plenty of opportunities, which is why we set clear requirements. Do you think you're a good fit? Check out your profile:
- Academic Master’s degree with excellent grades (top of your class);
- Relevant extracurricular activities, and/or experience abroad;
- No more than one year of work experience;
- (Proven) affinity for finance and capital markets, as well as a passion for banking;
- Strong communication skills in Dutch and/or English, in writing and speaking;
- Natural team player with a willingness to work hard to get the job done.