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Date live: Feb. 28, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Operations

Reference Code: 90365427

Contract: Permanent

EMEA Asset Manager 

As a Barclays EMEA Asset Manager this is an exciting opportunity where you will work within the Asset Management & Structured Lending team who are in charge for the management, monitoring and control of a dedicated portfolio of investment grade, leverage finance and project finance facilities.  The middle office team is accountable for evaluating and controlling the release of loan funds and the day-to-day management of own your portfolio.  The role is client facing where you will be the principal point of contact for customers.

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Working Flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month, or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally can request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.
What will you be doing?

•    Collating and managing customer produced financial information
•    Developing and maintaining contacts with instructed professional advisors to ensure timely provision of reporting on each transaction
•    Monitoring compliance with terms and conditions of facility agreements, discussing customer breaches of covenants and with Credit and initiate remedial actions
•    Identifying potential issues relating to the progress of each development before they become time critical     
•    Handling borrower requests e.g., amendments, waivers and variations including timely communication with relevant internal stakeholders ensuring deadlines are met
•    Instructing lawyers and other professional advisers (technical/insurance), detailing their scope of work and monitoring to ensure work is carried out in line with estimates
•    Managing relationships with Loan Operations, Credit, and the Business, covering wide variety of matters and ensuring that the overall Loans team delivers the best results
•    Overseeing the process of terminations and security releases and other ad hoc matters

What we’re looking for:

•    The role holder will be required to understand developments in the loan market particularly when these are driven by regulators
•    High level of analytical and numeracy skills
•    Proficient in using Microsoft Office applications such as excel and the ability to create and maintain complicated spreadsheet models  
•    High level of interactive skills demonstrated by good oral and written communication, with the candidate displaying attention to detail and the ability to think creatively 

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    Knowledge of the fundamentals of project and infrastructure finance, in particular complex loan, and security documentation
•    Solid customer focus and a proven record in dealing with customers, including negotiating with board members

Where will you be working?

Based in our Manchester office, which is in the heart of the city centre. Offering a modern working environment, with restaurants, bars and gyms just a stone’s throw away from the office.


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