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Wholesale Lending Services - Loan Agency & Secondary Loan Trading- Associate

Req #: 170119498
Location: Singapore, 01, SG
Job Category: Operations
Job Description:
About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands.  Information about J.P. Morgan is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
 
Role Description:
  • APAC Loan Agency is a private side utility function supporting multiple lines of business including Corporate Investment Banking (Debt Capital Markets, Global Corporate Bank, Currency and Exchange Markets, Secondary Loan Trading Desk) and Commercial Banking when JPMorgan acts as Facility and/or Security Agent on a syndicated loan facility. The Loan Agency associate  will act as the central point of contact for business/deal team leads, borrower, lenders, legal counsel and operations for transactions, ensuring smooth processing and providing strong business support.
  • APAC Secondary Loan Trading Support is also a private side utility function supporting the Secondary loan trading desk in APAC to manage private sided information flow between external & internal counterparties and to provide trade documentation support end to end until settlement of trade.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Manage portfolio of syndicated loans in the role of facility and/or security agent
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with Borrower’s and other syndicate members
  • Handle and follow up on day to day phone and written inquiries and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Review syndicated loan agreements opining on operational clauses
  • Facilitate conditions precedent with borrower, legal counsel, and arranger on conditions precedent prior to drawdown
  • Ensure accurate funds movement (disbursements, interest, fees) between syndicate group
  • Facilitate waiver requests between syndicate group
  • Monitor borrower’s compliance with specified financial covenants
  • Facilitate secondary loan trading transactions in the role of facility agent
  • Participate in industry / firm-wide initiatives providing insight and innovative solutions and suggestions in order to create and maintain a “best in class” service
  • Work in a very dynamic environment and partnering with the trading desk, external clients, legal counsel and operations to settle primary / secondary  par and distressed loan trades across EMEA, North America and Asia
  • Review, negotiate and draft LMA standard documents and other trade-related documents including confirms, assignment agreements, claims, proceeds letters, participation agreements, cash collateral agreements and multilateral agreements
  • Coordinate with internal and external legal counsel to agree to proposed changes to trade documents
  • Review and understand syndicated credit agreements with specific focus on transfer mechanics
  • Manage a challenging trade portfolio across various lines of business while maintaining a healthy aging profile and driving reduced settlement times
  • Identify and escalate issues to the front office trading assistants / traders / sales people, internal legal counsel and operations management
  • Escalate LMA trade confirmation issues, focusing primarily on key economics, language and fee-related disputes
  • Work directly with counterparties, internal partners and external Agents to resolve issues
  • Monitor / track / report all escalated issues using appropriate workflow tools
  • Coordinate timely and precise trade settlement with various settlement groups across WLMO
  • Create and understand key metrics reporting for front office teams, internal management, committees and control groups
  • Work on non-BAU projects and initiatives designed to improve automation and strengthen the team’s control environment
     
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in banking, experience in Loan agency & Secondary loan trading is desirable.
  • Knowledge of APLMA & LMA loan documentation, syndicated and bi-lateral lending structures, functions of various agency roles and end to end operational processing for bi-lateral, agented and secondary loan trading transactions
  • Ability to communicate well  both written and verbal with internal/external stakeholders of various experience and seniority
  • Understanding of banking operations, front office business and corporate support functions
  • Knowledge of Loan IQ preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Self-motivation with tangible examples of demonstrating drive and initiative
  • Extremely detailed and control orientated; keen to understand the detail
  • Ability to multitask efficiently under pressure and in a fast paced environment
  • Strong PC skills in particular Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Must have excellent client service skills
     
 
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