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BMO Financial Group Analyst, Global Markets Corporate Banking in Chicago, Illinois


111 W Monroe - 115 S LaSalle

Job Family Group:

Capital Mrkts Sales & Service


The Analyst will be part of a Global Markets Securitization Corporate Banking team that is responsible for Account Management of securitization and other structured finance transactions in a wide variety of asset classes including, but not limited to, auto, equipment, student loan, credit card, consumer installment loans, in addition to CMBS and RMBS, for both US and Canadian clients. The Analyst will support Account Management in making approval recommendations regarding deal structure and exposure amounts and complete due diligence and credit analysis on new prospective transactions and ongoing management of existing warehouse facilities. The Analyst will further support Account Management in a variety of other portfolio management responsibilities.


Client Relationship Management 10%

Capital & Credit Risk Anlysis 45 %

Portfolio Management Support 35%

Partnership Efforts 10 %


Client Relationship Management

  • Assist in structuring and underwriting new securitizations.

  • Participate in deal teams to negotiate documentation for securitizations.

  • Perform activities in line with Analyst role and business initiatives that will increase knowledge and experience and work toward gaining increased scope of ownership of relationships.

  • Identify investment and corporate banking solutions for securitization clients.

  • Work closely with partners in Investment Banking/ABS Originations to identify investment and corporate banking solutions for securitization clients

Capital and Credit Risk Analysis

  • Conduct credit risk analysis of securitization transactions using all available sources of information including servicer reports, cash flow models, financial statements, servicer audits, and legal documentation.

  • Prepare concise, accurate and well-reasoned written credit analysis for both new and existing transactions.

  • Conduct due diligence that includes on-site client visits and conference calls, analysis of business models, and comprehensive review of industry trends and related regulations.

  • Fundamental knowledge of the Bank’s capital and risk rating securitization model. Utilized for credit risk analysis as well as a tool to optimize securitization structures.

  • Research and analyze financial and operating information relating to companies and industries.

  • Prepare concise, accurate and well-reasoned written credit applications and memoranda for both new and existing transactions for presentation to Credit.

  • Perform financial statement analysis including completion of spreading software (MRA).

  • Assess financial soundness of counterparties and underlying securitization assets including appropriate debt levels, debt service, historic performance and repayment capabilities.

  • Analyze transactions for structural strengths and weaknesses and structure appropriately to mitigate weaknesses.

  • Review credit documentation for conformity with approved Credit terms and conditions.

  • Keep abreast of industry trends and regulatory developments.

Portfolio Management Support

  • Assist Account Managers in managing a diverse portfolio of accounts. This includes: i) preparing written concise credit reviews as needed, at least annually, delivering same within required timeframes, and ii) continuous monitoring of transaction performance and financial performance of the underlying client and its respective industry.

  • Provide analytical findings to Account Management team including input on credit risks and related mitigants.

  • Maintain current financial information on clients and Securitization transactions in order to perform timely annual reviews, financial covenants, and internal trigger monitoring.

  • Support Account Managers with portfolio management needs for the business.

  • Participate in decision making with clients and internal product group partners.

  • Expert knowledge of Bank policies and standards to ensure portfolio adheres to BMO’s policies and procedures, especially as they pertain to the Securitization product.

  • Review and negotiation of legal documentation.

  • Monitor exposure across different BMO clients and products.

  • Assist in AML/KYC processing and obtain any pending required documentation.

D. Partnership Efforts

· Liaise with Global Markets areas and with various lines of business and operational areas of the Bank as required.

· Partner with Relationship Management staff for accurate, detailed client information.

· Support Global Markets areas on portfolio management needs and growth initiatives of the business.

· Assist in updating Financing Guidelines.

· Involve in projects as required


  • An undergraduate degree with outstanding academic achievement. Specific academic coursework in finance, economics, or accounting.

  • Relevant experience for analysts in similar roles; formal credit training preferred. 0-3 years of experience.

  • Relevant experience for analysts hired into 2nd or 3rd year slots.

  • Typically, Analysts maintain this role for 1-3 years before advancement to the next level.

  • Credit analysis experience and understanding preferred. Will provide Global Markets specific training.

  • Knowledge of capital markets, investment banking products and applicable regulations.

  • Knowledge of organizational lending and portfolio management policies and objectives.

  • Excellent analytical skills to include business, financial, and credit analysis areas.

  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills used within a collaborative and demanding team environment.

  • Expertise in financial computer applications and database management tools including MS Excel, Moody’s, Capital IQ and Bloomberg.

  • Strong proficiency in other Microsoft Office products including MS Word and PowerPoint.

  • Self-starter with keen attention to detail and ability to work under limited supervision.

  • Ability to be creative, insightful, and resourceful in performance of duties.

  • Strong ability to attentively review, assess, and provide detailed information daily on multiple projects in an organized manner.

  • Excellent capability to independently function as part of a team through self-motivation.

  • Proficient in building cash flow and other financial models is beneficial.

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BMO Financial Group Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.