Associate, Portfolio & Asset Management (Project Finance)

London, United Kingdom
08 May 2022
07 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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Our market leading Structured Finance department (ESFO) is responsible for i) marketing, ii) originating and iii) structuring project finance transactions in the EMEA region across the Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources sectors. As part of Global Corporate & Investment Banking (GCIB), ESFO's main responsibilities include the structuring, financial and rating advisory and the execution of loans for our clients in the region. A particular strength of ESFO is financial advisory capability that has broadened in scope from advising on lending but now includes equity advisory capability and procurement advisory.

The strategy of the team is to increase this broadening of scope whilst expanding the geographical and sectoral focus in order to support clients whilst contributing to the broader GCIB strategies around FIs, Distribution and Cross Sell.

Portfolio & Asset Management, part of Structured Finance Office for EMEA undertake a supporting role in the delivery of the Structured Finance products within Europe, Middle East and Africa




The role will entail managing a portfolio of project finance assets and undertake all necessary credit monitoring activities across a variety of sub sectors including Energy, Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Social Housing. The role will also see the individual support senior colleagues in the management and administration of transactions where MUFG performs the role of Agent/Security Trustee.


  • Effective monitoring and analysis of credit risks regarding the portfolio of assets under their direct control and recommendation of appropriate courses of action.
  • Deciding how best to engage with Borrowers and Banks with regards to undertaking the Bank's Agency responsibilities.
  • Managing a wide variety of workflows within pre agreed timescales / deadlines.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of credit risk / portfolio monitoring via ad hoc, semi annual and annual credit reviews on a timely basis.
  • Dealing with client requests via related waivers / consents via Senior Management / London / Tokyo Credit functions.
  • Performing administrative functions in an efficient and responsive manner to manage legal and operational risks and to assist the overall efficiency of the unit and to enhance the Bank's reputation externally.
  • Assisting with the smooth transfer of new assets from new business team members to Portfolio & Asset Management
  • Working with colleagues in Credit to ensure an effective dialogue on risk related issues and to maintain a culture of co-operation.
  • Identifying potential business opportunities from within the existing portfolio and assisting new business initiatives as required, including refinancing of existing assets.
  • Supporting Agency, Security Trustee and Account Bank activities.
  • Perform Agency role in efficient and responsive manner to avoid / manage legal and operational risks and enhance the bank's reputation.
  • Developing and maintaining a strong network with the relationship teams, product areas and support functions within MUFG, in order to effectively grow and sustain the franchise.


Through collaboration with MUS employees, facilitate the marketing and origination of transactions with your area of specialism in respect to the MUS product suite. The non-functional nature of this role means that you will not be able to transact (which means lead any structuring, credit, execution or commitment discussions) on behalf of any MUS legal entity; though through your role in Project Finance you will be able to share data and information, attend both internal and external meetings, offering up views and opinions. All recommendations and final decisions around structure, credit, pricing, execution and commitment must be made by a MUS employee or a functional dual-hat employee.



Specific sector knowledge in project finance including Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure (PPP/PFI)

Training will be given for bespoke internal rating systems.


Functional / Technical Competencies:
  • Knowledge of the various industries and asset classes within project finance, together with good corporate analysis skills with a broad understanding of cashflow models

Education / Qualifications:
  • Degree level and / or relevant industry experience

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability
  • A proactive, motivated approach.
  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly
  • Strong decision making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement
  • A structured and logical approach to work
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • A creative and innovative approach to work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

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