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12 Month Internship - EIG Agency and Middle Office

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North Africa, support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.
Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital market activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade.
The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

12 Month Internship - EIG Agency and Middle Office

Contract type


Term (in months)

12 Month Internship

Job summary

Provide the middle office support requirement for the business conducted by the Project Finance Department or other SFI Front Office Department, for both Agency and non-Agency related transactions.

The A&MO acts as a liaison point between the Front-Offices (FO) of certain Business Lines, and the Back Office. Its mandate is to assist the FO in the execution of facilities, and thereafter through transaction administration and maintenance on a participant, a bilateral or an agency basis.

Key Responsibilities

·Review and comment on ‘draft’ documentation for new transactions to check for operational fit with the agency & middle office requirements, highlighting any areas for further discussion with and/or review by the Front Office as necessary

·Liaise with Client Liaison (Back Office) on the opening of accounts - ensure the necessary approvals are in place

·Check or obtain confirmation that Conditions Precedents have been met and advise Credit Risk and Loans Administration and confirm guarantee documentation is in line with the facility documentation, under the supervision of a senior analyst

·Confirm/agree treatment of fees (up front vs. spread) with Finance and advise Loans Admin

·Obtain all original documentation, create the files for the deals and ensure that copies of all the appropriate documentation is provided

·Manage relations with the borrower and the bank pool

·Monitor the syndication process for updating SMAC (internal tool) as and when needed and be aware of potential overholds

·Monitor and report outstanding covenants, monitor the upkeep of securities and the sign-off of technical and financial milestones

·Manage cash flows for the portfolio including managing drawdown’s and repayments, liaising with Loans Administration

·Give the Front Office, representing CA-CIB as a participant, the necessary information for the FO to take all necessary actions (including receiving appropriate authorisations) to reply in due time to the agent (CA-CIB or other bank)

·Book and maintain trades in SMAC

·Maintain diary systems to ensure all actions on the portfolio are monitored

·Provide information on the portfolio to the Front Office

·Review the Revenues & Risk Weighted Assets (as in when needed) numbers provided by Finance, provide comments and additional analysis

·Review Basle II Loss Given Defaults

·Prepare audit responses

·Where CA-CIB is Agent on a deal, and taking into consideration the segregation of duties between FO and AMO, under the supervision of a senior analyst:
o Provide input into and agree the agency fee with Front Office
o Coordinate between the borrower, legal and all other syndicate members
o Liaise with the borrowers to ensure they fulfil their responsibilities
o Oversee and manage the establishment of the contacts list and Intralinks sites


Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities

·Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and Internal Compliance requirements

Position location

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

- Experience of any commercial sector and/ or corporate risk

- Experience in providing support   to a Front Office in the area of Project Finance or other SFI Department

- Experience of reviewing Loan Agreements from an operational perspective



- Experience of any commercial sector and/ or corporate risk

- Experience in providing support   to a Front Office in the area of Project Finance or other SFI Department

- Experience of reviewing Loan Agreements from an operational perspective


Required skills



Time Management





Technical skills required

Technical financial knowledge and skills