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

GLBA/AFI/MER originates senior secured lending opportunities on new or modern vessels for new and existing clients in accordance with the approved guidelines (regarding client quality, transaction structure, loan maturity etc), and provides financial advisory and debt arranging services to key clients in relation to the debt financing of liquefied natural gas vessels (LNG), floating production storage and off-loading vessels (FPSO) and other industrial shipping classes (as well as selective passenger vessels) on a project specific basis.

The London shipping team additionally (through dedicated individuals) provides commercial, financial advisory and private capital arranging services for transactions in maritime infrastructure assets: such as floating LNG mid-stream, exploration and production assets in the oil & gas sector. The team has a global remit. 

Summary of the key purposes of the role

To assist with:

  • origination and execution of commercial and financial advisory opportunities
  • winning mandates for private placement of equity
  • developing an investor base and to solicit investor interest for placing project equity
  • lending opportunities, both their origination and execution
  • cross-selling of SG products
  • compliance, KYC, credit, legal and other house-keeping activities that go with the job

Summary of responsibilities

Financial Modelling, Research

  • To build or analyse financial/commercial models
  • To research, identify and approach suitable investors

Drafting and Documentation

  • To produce satisfactory first draft of commercial / investment term sheets,
  • To produce internal memos for approvals, updates etc
  • Produce good drafts of pitch books and other marketing materials
  • To be able to negotiate NDAs, assist with negotiation of mandate letters, investment and commercial agreements, in all cases with legal and more senior support 

Client Interaction

  • To independently deal with execution staff of clients and investors including to Treasurer/CFO, CEO level
  • To identify relevant market trends, pick up market intelligence and to anticipate and be pro-active in developing ideas
  • To lead or support in the evaluation (qualitatively and quantitatively) of transaction ideas
  • To lead, support or assist in the identification, development and marketing of new ideas

Compliance and Regulation

  • Perform all required training on time and maintain good and up to date knowledge of GLBA Compliance and Conduct Handbook
  • To be on top of compliance and regulatory requirements, internal and external


  • To be able to help juniors to navigate through internal processes and approvals

Level of autonomy and authority

Issuing NDAs, pitches, financial models, with appropriate disclaimer and with prior approval of a senior member of the team.

Profile required


  • Technical:
      1. Satisfactory knowledge of the energy industry
      2. Ability to value asset-based investments using comparisons, DCF and other relevant metrics
      3. Ability to write clear, structured, compelling, and comprehensive term sheets, marketing and decision material
      4. Ability to assist with assessment, structuring and documentation of an investible project
      5. Good understanding of energy clients, equity investors and banks
      6. Knowledge of regulation and conduct rules, as well as SG’s internal guidelines and business principles
      7. General understanding of banking products to assist with cross selling
      8. Capacity to understand risks (conduct, reputational, financial, etc.) and act responsibly in line with SG Group Values, Code of Conduct, and other applicable rules & regulations
  • Behavioural:
      1. Client orientation – ability to assist the team to build and maintain trusted client relationships
      2. Client orientation – commercial acumen, proactivity and persistence in addressing clients’ needs
      3. Responsibility –provide a transparent, clear and balanced picture of risks and benefits to clients and internal stakeholders.
      4. Responsibility  - Capable of building trust and taking ownership
      5. Innovation – ability to anticipate trends and needs, to adapt to evolving market conditions. Be a self-starter
      6. Team spirit  – take responsibility for own work and contribute to the success of the team
      7. Commitment – ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
      8. Communication skills –ability to deliver clear and concise messages to clients, management and team members

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: 21000S2V
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2021/11/15
Publication date: 2021/09/15