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Corporate Origination - Associate

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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

Corporate Origination - Associate

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Management position


Job summary

Origination, structuring and arrangement of syndicated and bilateral loans for Corporates in Western Europe (Benelux, UK, Nordics, Switzerland), Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East – within the CLF Corporate Origination team based in London


Key Responsibilities

Marketing & Research:

  • Organise portfolio reviews with senior bankers and corporate acquisition teams, in order to (i) agree on marketing strategy, (ii) identify coordination opportunities, (arrangement of syndications, documentation, bookrunning, sustainability agent and facility agent), (iii) assist them in originating transactions and winning new mandates.
  • Provide credit research, in order to propose recommendations and financing structures
  • Prepare presentations & recommendations for clients (market information, credit research, financing solution, syndication strategy).
  • Take an active part in joint “pitching” with Senior Bankers and other product lines



  • Credit research & modelling
  • Proposition of financing structures (tranching, pricing, main covenants) –  meeting the targets and constraints of both CACIB CLF and the loan market
  • Production of term sheets & mandate letters
  • Participate in negotiations with clients and other mandated arrangers for the arrangement of credit facilities


Transaction Management:

  • Contribution to BOM ; Prepare Transaction Requests and Liquidity Templates
  • Optimisation of liquidity cost and RWA associated to the transaction by liaising with CPM/ALM
  • Calculation of the profitability (PI box)
  • Coordination (when CA CIB is appointed as Coordinator, Doc or sustainability Agent) with Borrower, lawyers, other banks to ensure a successful execution and closing of the transaction
  • Review of the legal documentation required in the Syndication process (term sheet, mandate letters, facility agreements…)
  • Preparation of syndication materials (information package – bank presentation..)
  • Maintain a strong working relationships with distribution (DAR) and AFA teams (co-ordination for underwriting opinions, pricing, syndication strategy, follow-up of bookrunning…)


Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities


  • Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and internal Compliance requirements, including, but not limited to, the London Compliance manual and Compliance policies and procedures as issued from time to time; Financial Security requirements, including, but not limited to, the prevention of Financial Crime and Fraud including reporting obligations to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer.
  • Maintain appropriate knowledge to ensure to be fully qualified to undertake the role. Complete all mandatory training as required to attain and maintain competence.

Position location

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom


London, City of London

Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Postgraduate degree – MA/MSc/PhD/Doctorate or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

  • Master Degree or equivalent
  • Post Graduate degree (MBA, University…)


  • Experience in corporate banking (financing), credit analysis
  • Experience in a similar position (Corporate Origination for syndicated loans)

Required skills

  • Excellent command of English including strong writing skills
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience
  • Motivation
  • Action Orientation
  • Team Oriented
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail / high degree of care

Technical skills required

  • Experience of the Syndicated Loan market and the syndicated loan product.
  • Credit risk
  • Financial modelling
  • Legal documentation.
  • Negotiation skills