Agency Associate – VP London

Since its inception in 2015 by two former investment bankers, Aether Financial Services development has been driven by the objective of simplifying the execution of financial transactions. Our teams’ commitment and conscientiousness, core of the proper execution of our assignments, are enhanced by an efficient (and considerate) listening and an all-times responsiveness. With this mindset, Aether Financial Services has made the explicit choice of offering a full range of services to facilitate the execution of financial transactions thorough all their phases.

Based in Paris and London, Aether Financial Services works with a multi-cultural team.

Aether Financial Services is now a leader in Corporate Finance Agency on the private debt market in France.

  • Agency services : Aether Financial Services operates in the private debt and capital markets, covering all agency roles: loan agent, bond agent, administrative agent, calculation agent, security agent, etc.
  • Valuation and calculation : Aether Financial Services provides valuations of all types of financial instruments and securities, from the most vanilla to the most highly structured products for recurring, specific or one-off needs.
  • Corporate and Issuer Services : Aether Financial Services offers an entire range of digital solutions for administrative management of corporate actions, such as capital increase, general meetings, registrar, etc.).

JOB DESCRIPTION

To support its growth in the UK and other international markets, Aether Financial Services is looking for an Associate / VP (min 5-year experience) to join its team

The agent, acting in LBO, Project Finance or corporate financings (loan or bond), is the intermediary between the banks/investors and the companies. Formerly internalised within banks and investment funds, these functions have benefited from a broad trend towards outsourcing, which has contributed to the strong growth of our structure. It ensures the proper execution of the contracts signed between the various parties in several ways:

  • Administrative : management and monitoring of the correct transmission of contractual information undertakings (annual accounts, reporting, budget, covenant certificates).
  • Financial : interest calculation and payment instructions, margin adjustments, calculation of prepayment premiums, TEG, subscription price etc.
  • Flow : coordination of flow aspects related to closings/drawings and payments during the life of the operation
  • One-off interactions : in the event of a waiver request, amendment, complex situations requiring the agent’s involvement (restructuring for example).

You will be in charge of a portfolio of companies / financing projects and will have to manage all the above aspects, including:

  • Interaction with investors and corporates for the administrative, financial and legal monitoring of financing contracts for which AFS will be appointed,
  • Carrying out calculations relating to your portfolio,
  • Preparation and management of waivers, general meetings or more generally of decisions taken by investors / lenders,
  • Application of the terms of the financing contract (covenants, securities, undertaking to perform, etc.),
  • Monitoring relations with investors, corporates, lawyers, PE funds, banks and more generally the AFS financial ecosystem,
  • Participation in client meetings,
  • Involvement in AFS’ marketing and sales policy,
  • Support the overall awareness of AFS within the UK stakeholders.

WHY JOINING US?

Aether Financial Services is a fast-growing company whose primary concern is to offer the best level of service. Over the years, Aether Financial Services’ reputation as Agent has become a guarantee of serenity for all stakeholders.

Regardless of the nature of its agent role, Aether Financial Services is committed to delivering an impeccable outcome, from the moment the deal closing stage and throughout its life.

You will be in direct contact with major banks, leading law firms, major global investors and the management of client companies. The variety of transactions will also allow you to develop a strong knowledge of the financial services sector.

The diversity of our teams’ experiences, capabilities, nationalities and career backgrounds provide our Agency business with a comprehensive vision. On top of their in-depth understanding of the stakes involved, our level of requirement and close attention to details guarantee an expert control of financial transactions in all circumstances.

YOUR PROFILE

You are:

  • Highly motivated, entrepreneurial, independent,
  • Methodical and particularly organised.

As an Associate / VP, you will be involved in all legal matters relating to the business, as well as the day-to-day management of the operations and have an overview of how they are run. You will need to organise your resources effectively to manage the flow of business, whilst keeping abreast of regulatory and technological developments.

You have:

  • A minimum of 5-year experience,
  • Good analytical skills and ability to summarize, particularly in understanding financial contracts,
  • Previous experience in agency, private debt, capital markets or corporate finance,
  • A sensitivity to the legal field is a plus,
  • A good command of Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
  • Excellent written and spoken English with solid skills in an additional language.

START DATE: As soon as possible

LOCATION: London

TYPE OF CONTRACTS: Permanent

QUALIFICATION: Master’s degree

TO APPLY: Send us a CV and a cover letter to “jobs@aetherfs.com” and please, refer to “Agency Associate London”

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