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Associate - CLF

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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

Associate - CLF

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

The Corporate & Leveraged Finance group within Crédit Agricole CIB advises, originates, structures and executes bank and institutional leveraged loans and high yield bond financings for private equity backed and corporate clients, with leading market positions in Europe and a strong presence globally. The team is looking to hire an Associate in London, with the role expected to involve a significant level of work on new / live large-cap leveraged finance transactions across sectors for a wide variety of clients of the bank. The role will also include assisting senior staff on the management of the portfolio.

Key Responsibilities

·        Assist the team in the preparation of marketing materials and pitches to both private equity and corporate clients.

·        Conduct analysis of markets (business / sector / transactional / pricing comparables) and credit analysis of potential leveraged finance issuers.

·        Financial modelling of transactions.

·        Review confidentiality agreements alongside Legal.

·        Draft summaries of new business opportunities for conflict check purposes.

·        Review of Information Memoranda/ business plans/ due diligence/ term sheets.

·        KYC – process new client on-boarding & annual review work.

·        Credit Agricole monitoring tools – data entry, updating and ongoing review.

·        Monitoring of portfolio company trading & developments/ account analysis/ waiver request processing etc.

·        Drafting early stage credit applications and assisting senior staff on sections of full credit applications.

·        Drafting annual review papers.

·        Assistance to senior management in all other areas of the business as required.

Precise split of time will be determined on an ongoing basis dependent on business requirements at the time.

Management and reporting

·        Assistance to Assistant Directors, Directors and Managing Directors in all areas of the business as required.  Line of reporting through listed titles to Departmental Head.


·        See under Key Responsibilities

Financial Performance

·        Charged with being part of a team set a team financial target each year.

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.

Key Internal contacts

·        The role will require the individual to work closely with the rest of Corporate & Leverage

Position location

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Undergraduate degree or equivalent

Qualifications show a level of numeracy

Required skills

  • Excellent analytical research and modelling skills (Excel)


    Good English verbal and written skills


    Credit analysis


    Proactive and good team player


    Comfortable with deadlines and working under pressure


    Appetite to learn and for hard work


    Attention to detail




    Interest in financial markets 




Technical skills required

Experience required:


Awareness of general business, financial and economic environment


Credit understanding


Leverage and management account knowledge


Desirable experience:

Experience in Leveraged Finance and/or DCM


A knowledge and understanding of the financial sponsor community


Financial modelling skills