Structured Finance Originator

Permanent contract|London|Corporate & Investment banking

Structured Finance Originator

London, United Kingdom Permanent contract Corporate & Investment banking


Description of the Business Line or Department

The GLBA/NAT mission statement is to develop a worldwide business franchise in the Natural Resources, Energy and Infrastructure sector by providing clients with financing solutions as well as providing advisory services.

The Natural Resources & Infrastructure Financing Group provides a full range of finance and advisory services for developers, investors, producers, traders, processors and end-users of infrastructure, energy, metals and soft commodities as well as public sector through four key platforms: Energy group, Metals & Mining finance group, Traders, Commodity finance & Agribusiness group and Infrastructure finance.

The Infrastructure Finance business line (GLBAI/NAT/INF), with teams based in Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Hong Kong, Sydney and New York, is in charge of advising and financing Public-Private solutions and large infrastructure projects in sectors including transports (roads, railways, ports and airports) and accommodation (schools, hospitals, public buildings).

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  1. Build and manage client relationships with target clients and borrowers in the EMEA region
  2. Identify and address clients’ needs in terms of raising and managing capital
  3. Represent INF in internal dialogues with colleagues to provide best-in-class advisory and arranging services to the client base

Summary of responsibilities

  1. To contribute to effectively covering clients to address their borrowing needs in loan and bond markets
  • Clients: Infrastructure developers, operators, owners and financial investors active in the EMEA Region
  • Products: Bi-lateral facilities, syndicated loans, project bonds and related derivatives
  • Sector: Infrastructure finance including transportation infrastructure, social infrastructure, PPP/PFI projects, regulated utilities and related assets
  1. To contribute to developing and maintaining a track record of winning mandates in addressing clients’ borrowing needs
  • Maintain a good knowledge of developments in the Infrastructure sector as well as current transactions
  • Identifying potential opportunities in the market
  1. To contribute to the effective and responsible execution of mandates
  • Undertaking research on relevant projects
  • Day to day transaction support to Director/VP in the Infrastructure team with responsibility for specific aspects of transactions
  • Financial modelling and analysis for advisory mandates
  • Interrogation of the financial model for lead arranger mandates including sensitivities and checking model integrity
  • Support the preparation of credit applications
  • Assist with transaction due diligence, documentation and presentations
  • Assist with credit ratings
  • Analysis of the profitability of transactiions
  • KYC due diligence and approvals
  • Permanent supervision files for regulatory and compliance purposes
  1. To support the development of advisory and product offering in line with the Business Lines strategy and priorities
  2. To support the development of the client base in line with GLBA’s and SG Group’s strategy and priorities
  • Start to establish a network of contacts at key clients and prospective clients
  • Coverage support as part of a team assigned for marketing and origination of new business
  1. To represent the Business Line in internal dialogues with colleagues to provide best-in-class advisory and arranging services to the client base
  • Support on-boarding process with KYC, Compliance and Environmental Teams
  • Support credit approval process with Risk, Syndicate and Management
  • Support other GBIS business lines in X-SELL activities (specifically derivatives, capital markets, ratings advisory and relationship bankers)

Profile required


  • Technical:
      1. Understanding of the loan and bond markets, their dynamics and the related instruments, including credit and rates derivatives to propose relevant financing solutions
      2. Capacity to generate pitch material that is clear, structured, compelling, and comprehensive in addressing clients’ needs
      3. Responsibility – awareness and understanding of risks (conduct, reputational, financial, etc.) for NAT, GLBA, and SG Group, and act responsibly in line with SG Group Values, Code of Conduct, and other applicable rules & regulations
  • Behavioural:
      1. Client orientation – ability to build and maintain trusted client relationships
      2. Client orientation – commercial acumen and persistence in addressing clients’ needs
      3. Client orientation – demonstrate initiative and team collaboration to develop business adapted to clients’ and markets’ needs
      4. Innovation – ability to contribute to the team’s efforts to the development of new client base, advisory, and products
      5. Team spirit – ability to work with people with diverse, international backgrounds
      6. Commitment – ability to prioritise tasks and to  manage competing deadlines, and to deliver on team’s priorities
      7. Communication skills – including language skills (as relevant)

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000QZU
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2021/11/01
Publication date: 2021/09/03