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Front Office Analyst

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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

Front Office Analyst

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

Company Overview: The Power and New Energy Group is a Representative office of Credit Agricole Americas, which is a unit of Credit Agricole CIB.  Credit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking subsidiary of Credit Agricole, one of the largest banks in the world.            

The Power and New Energy Group conducts commercial and investment banking for all sectors of the Energy Industry (primarily power and gas utilities, oilfield service companies, refiners, petrochemical companies, and oil & gas independents and majors and energy transition) for Credit Agricole Americas.    The Power and New Energy Group is one of the largest corporate coverage groups for Credit Agricole Americas. The referenced position is based in Houston.

Primary Function: Work with transaction and relationship managers to evaluate various structured and corporate energy transactions and general portfolio management.

Responsibilities: Evaluate transactions with Energy clients from their origination through closure which includes:

Assessing creditworthiness of clients by using financial analysis, strategic business analysis, and cash flow projections. 

·Extensive energy experience in both corporate and project/structured finance given our targeting of growing hybrid financings in this space on renewables as well as hydrocarbon businesses.

-Performing due diligence, including: researching, identifying and evaluating company and industry risks and trends; analyzing risks of various financial structures; assessing risk/return profile of transactions and relationships.   

-Preparing credit proposals, liaising with key credit people in NY and Paris, and presenting to credit committee for approval.

-Acting as a bridge between the project finance team, leverage finance and risk management.

-Client facing position as prime origination support to PCO for renewable hybrid developers and non-hydrocarbon emerging players

-Reviewing and negotiating legal documents.

-Liaising with the client, other financial institutions, and internal credit and commercial groups.

-Managing credit portfolio, including periodic credit reviews and middle office monitoring requirements.

-Monitoring the clients’ financial situation and the industry dynamics, assist relationship managers in generating cross-selling ideas.

-Developing client relationships within the scope of credit evaluation (including participating in client visits and bank meetings).   

-Developing sectorial expertise on non-hydrocarbon technologies with a focus on hydrogen, CCUS & renewable power generation

-Keeping current on industry knowledge, banking products, and financial structures.


-Compensation based on industry standards
-Flexible team environment (approximately 12 employees in the Houston office)
-Great Exposure to all sectors of the Energy industry and a variety of financial services
-Domestic and international career opportunities


Salary range: $120k - $125k

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

MBA a plus

Level of minimal experience

3-5 years


- 3 years' plus experience

- Experience in energy or financial industries is a plus


Required skills

• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong financial modeling skills
• Strong Microsoft Excel
• Intermediate accounting