Associate/Analyst, Illiquid Credit Trading, Investment Bank, Frankfurt

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- An emerging markets investment bank with an expanding credit franchise in both developed and emerging Europe is looking to add an Associate/Analyst to their team in Frankfurt
- Illiquid Credit Trading is part of Global Markets and works closely with Sales/Origination and Structuring teams on structured lending transactions. As the primary ‘risk-owner’, the Illiquid Credit Trading desk has ultimate P&L responsibility and is involved in every stage of a transaction – origination, structuring, negotiation, execution, distribution and trading
- The Illiquid Credit Trading team specialises in complex and highly structured transactions in a diverse set of industries across capital structure, including senior, mezzanine and equity linked financings, structured loans with embedded derivatives, commodity and asset backed financings. Geographically, the desk focuses on corporate and sovereign opportunities in the CEEMEA region
- The Illiquid Credit Trading team takes proprietary positions in deals it originates and manages a sizeable credit portfolio


  • Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier institution, strong academic qualifications
  • 2 years experience in investment banking, investment management or credit/equity research; experience with leveraged finance, credit trading or credit analysis experience is desirable
  • Demonstrable experience in financial modelling, corporate finance and financial analysis
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent command of English
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Fluency in German and/or Russian is required, fluency in any other European languages is desirable
  • CFA or other financial industry certification


  • Support senior members of the team in pre-screening new opportunities
  • Conduct company and industry analyses and support due diligence processes
  • Prepare, review, edit and refine financial models and valuation analyses
  • Prepare internal and external memos and marketing materials
  • Actively participate in executing transactions, with increasing levels of responsibility and accountability over time
  • Lead in internal credit and other approval processes; liaise with Credit Risk Management and support services
  • Monitor existing portfolio positions