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12 Month Internship - Structured Commodity Finance Intern

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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 Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2021). Nearly 8,600 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and 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 markets 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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Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

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12 Month Internship - Structured Commodity Finance Intern

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Job summary


A one-year internship aiming at assisting SCF London EMEA Team in originating, developing new and monitoring existing transactions in the area of both Structured Commodity Finance (SCF) and Trade Commodity Finance (TCF) in EMEA (Russia, Central Asia/Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa), focusing on specific countries to be identified and strengthening our current position with existing clients/transactions.

Key Responsibilities

·         Assist SCF London EMEA Team in originating and structuring new transactions in order to increase revenue of the department in close coordination with the other SCF EMEA Directors and the Global Head of SCF.
·         Contribute to the development of the existing portfolio and diversify the current sources of revenues of the SCF Department within the strategy of the Bank.
·         Assist SCF London EMEA Team in carrying out all steps of the transaction process (origination, due diligence, credit application, credit committee approvals, implementation and monitoring / follow-up of the deals) in close coordination with the Global Head of SCF.  This includes, when required, management of transactions in restructuring and to the extent possible, transactions that are related to counterparties under sanctions.
·         Assist SCF London EMEA Team in the management of the team’s reporting requirements in liaison with London AMO for the purposes of income RWA/CWA and income follow-up, budget preparations and strategy business line / portfolio reviews.  Manage intra-departmental communication:
·        Within ITB worldwide; and
·        With different business lines of CA CIB in order to optimise synergies and cross-selling opportunities
·         Responsibility for and management, as relevant, of the on-boarding and KYC process related to SCF EMEA clients. In the current geopolitical environment, this task has a special relevance to the team’s portfolio in Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia.
·         Assist SCF London EMEA Team in developing relationships with other banks involved in SCF in order to increase CA CIB’s portfolio, income, profitability and visibility in SCF transactions
·         Assist SCF London EMEA Team in originating and structuring of TCF transactions for London based clients and/or for clients in other EMEA countries which transactions would be booked in London.

Management and reporting

Depending on the tasks, each member of the London SCF EMEA Team

Ultimately, Constantin Koutzaroff – Global Head of SCF

Position location

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Recently graduated or current student in final year of a university towards a Bachelor’s degree in Business / Engineering / Political Science or Economics in France or abroad

Required skills

Required experience:


Banking experience including any of:

CA CIB internship or previous VIE

SCF experience

Commodities experience

EMEA experience


Desirable skills:


• Any foreign languages spoken with fluency are an asset

Technical skills required

Essential Skills & Knowledge Requirements:

International-minded team player.

Ability to effectively communicate with other team members

Ability to prioritise and work on different transactions concurrently.

Capable of handling different stages of project development

Good knowledge of respective geographic regions / markets in the EMEA region

Good knowledge of commodities market with trends on structures including: energy, metals and mining and softs


Desirable Skills & Knowledge Requirements:

Trade Commodity Finance