Citigroup EMEA Commercial Real Estate Finance – Syndication in London, United Kingdom
Individual will join the Financing and Securitization (F&S) business within Global Spread Products (GSP) in EMEA, focusing on Commercial Real Estate (CRE) syndication.
Primary focus is risk syndication and individual should have significant experience working with institutional investors, ideally in illiquid products.
Individual will work as part of both GSP Syndicate and CRE in EMEA, based in London.
The CRE team lend across all real estate sectors and are active across all of Europe & the UK. The individual will be involved across the life cycle of CRE loans, from origination & structuring through to syndication.
Deep knowledge of the CRE market is not essential, though the individual should at a minimum have experience in Credit/Fixed Income products
Individual will work with investors from various regions globally, with travel a feature of the role
Individual needs to be collegiate and collaborative in working with internal sales teams, risk management and other GSP colleagues globally.
Distribute underwritten CRE loans efficiently and profitably to the market. Primarily through loan syndication but also other approaches such as CMBS issuance.
Manage relationships across the GSP investor base, focusing on CRE clients, and work with Sales to continuously develop and expand these relationships.
Work closely with the broader CRE team to originate new business and structure loans that are attractive to the investor market on a risk adjusted basis.
Effectively manage market risk through considerate origination, syndication and hedging strategies, working closely with colleagues in the GSP Syndicate and CRE teams as well as key internal stakeholders such as Risk, Legal and Business Management
Forge a relationship with salespeople across different regions in order to leverage Citi's franchise and source relevant syndication and origination opportunities
Take a leading role in managing the CRE balance sheet, optimizing revenue and returns whilst working with key stakeholders to drive efficiencies, strong governance and controls across the business
Work in close partnership with control functions such as Legal, Compliance, Market and Credit Risk, Audit, Finance in order to ensure appropriate governance and control infrastructure
Build a culture of responsible finance, good governance and supervision, expense discipline and ethics
Appropriately assess risk/reward of transactions when making business decisions; demonstrating proper consideration for the firm’s reputation
Be familiar with and adhere to Citi’s Code of Conduct and the Plan of Supervision for Global Markets and Securities Services
Adhere to all policies and procedures as defined by your role which will be communicated to you
Obtain and maintain all registrations/licenses which are required for your role, within the appropriate timeframe
Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behaviour, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.
Experience in a client-facing role working with institutional credit investors
Proven interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Consistently demonstrate clear and concise written and verbal communication
Demonstrated quantitative and analytical skills
This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.
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