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BMO Financial Group Analyst, Leveraged Lending in New York, New York

Line of Business Overview

The Leveraged Lending group within Corporate Banking underwrites and manages the firm’s private equity backed syndicated loan and direct lending portfolio. The team supports both our product and coverage partners by allocating capital to both revolver and term loan holds in syndicated private equity backed transactions. Leveraged Lending is involved all aspects of an underwriting and manages the credit and corporate banking coverage post deal closing. Leveraged Lending also participates in direct lending transactions and commits capital to the entire capital structures including Unitranche Term Loans, Delayed Draw Term Loans, and 2nd Lien Term Loans.

Job description

The Analyst will serve as a key member of the deal team in the underwriting, credit approval, and portfolio management of Financial Sponsor backed transactions, supporting the deal team by analyzing financial and operating data for trends in financial performance of companies and industries. The Analyst will be involved in the initial screening of transactions, due diligence, credit approval, and negotiation of legal documentation. The Analyst will help assess BMO’s hold appetite across revolvers and term loans in both syndicated and direct transactions. Experienced Analysts will participate in client pitches to help support cross-selling opportunities for hedging and other traditional corporate banking products.

Key Dimensions

New Underwritings: 60%

Portfolio Management: 40%

Primary Function and Responsibilities

New Underwritings

Digest comprehensive data rooms and use critical thinking to pull out and analyze key files

Work across groups to compile diligence lists; lead diligence calls with financial sponsors as well as with company management teams

Collaborate with colleagues on different teams (Leveraged Finance; Industry Coverage; Sponsor Coverage) on materials for committee meetings attended by senior leaders across the bank

Create LBO Models based off Management / Sponsor projection models to use in Credit Memos

Use independent critical thinking skills to analyze and sensitize financial models, develop risks and mitigants, business strengths, and credit rationale for completing a transaction

Complete risk / return models for new deals

Address questions from the Investment Committee and Credit team to support new transactions

Portfolio Management

Review and monitor Borrowers’ financial statements for potential changes which may affect the Borrower’s performance through detailed review of quarterly financial statements, participation in quarterly lender calls, and ongoing dialogue with sponsor/management teams

Prepare concise credit analysis and other correspondence on a quarterly basis for certain Borrowers, and on an annual basis for all Borrowers

Assess Borrowers’ internal risk rating on a regular basis based on their financial performance and changes to the qualitative aspects of the business

Conduct ongoing analysis of amount of allocated capital and credit risk

Evaluate opportunities for new business (ancillary products such as FX and interest rate hedging and cash management) with existing Borrowers

Conduct analysis and comprehensive review of industry trends and comparable transactions in the industry

Education/Professional Experience

An undergraduate degree with academic coursework in finance, economics, or accounting and an outstanding academic achievement

1 - 2 years of relevant experience within investment banking, corporate banking, corporate credit, or capital markets

Completion of a financial analysis credit training program preferable

Skills :

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

Skilled in building complex LBO financial models

Strong written and oral communication skills

Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office products, notably MS Excel

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

Strong interpersonal skills used within a demanding team environment

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

Compensation & Benefits:

Annual base salary: $ 90K-110K . The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high end of the BMO Financial Group's salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as skill, experience and qualification for the role. This position is also eligible for a bonus plan.

The base salary and potential bonus is one component of BMO Financial Group's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards and benefits include health insurance, tuition reimbursement, accident and life insurance, and retirement savings plans. To view more details of our benefits, please visit: www.bmousbenefits.com .

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As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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