Capital Markets Assistant Manager

Job Description

Vision & Purpose

The purpose of the role is to help the Bank achieve its mission of “stimulating a consistent expansion of and diversification of African trade so as to rapidly increase Africa’s share of global trade, while operating as a first classprofit orientedsocially responsible financial institution and a Centre of Excellence in African trade matters” through supporting the development and operations of the Advisory & Capital Markets department.

Nature & Scope

The unit will earn advisory fees for providing specialist advisory services relating to the following:

  • Capital raising for corporate and government agencies.
  • Capital allocation across competing projects.
  • Growth strategies including mergers and acquisitions.
  • Corporate restructuring including divestitures, privatizations, disposals, and spin offs.
  • Company valuations.
  • Due diligence reviews.
  • Reaching key stakeholders and disseminating information about the Bank.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide close support to the Departmental Head in creating and maintaining strong relationships with African governments, financial institutions, and offshore investors; develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment banking opportunities in support of the Bank`s mandate.
  • Provide technical input in all transactions which will enable African governments, financial institutions and large corporates to access international bond markets to raise medium to long-term funding.
  • Market debt and equity product offerings to corporate, financial institutions and government clients.
  • Daily responsibilities include leading bond/equity execution and marketing e.g., preparing market updates, conducting due diligence, internal/external project management, and client management.
  • Establish a high degree of trust with clients during execution and grow rapport with clients by demonstrating an understanding of their needs and being responsive.
  • Provide analytical & modelling support, structuring ideas, financing agreement negotiation support, and oversee all aspects of transaction execution.
  • Manage underwriters, rating agencies, issuer counsels, accountants, and trustee engagements.
  • Prepare rating agency presentations and investor presentations.
  • Partner with legal counsels to develop financing documents and transaction prospectus.
  • Arrange institutional investor roadshows.
  • Implement structures to assist various clients to raise funds through securitization structures.
  • Participate in negotiations, use negotiation skills to overcome difficulties and finalize negotiations in capital market transactions.

Personal Specification

Skills, Knowledge & Attitude
  • Degree in a relevant field from a recognized University backed up by appropriate experience of at least 5 years.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese).
  • Thorough understanding of capital market drivers and dynamics.
  • Ability to thrive under work pressure and remain focused on client needs.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with business clients and management teams.
  • Previous experience in credit and/or financial institution capital markets a plus.
  • Demonstrable experience in investment banking and capital market in Africa will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis with a solid understanding of financial statements, financial modeling and company or industry analysis.
  • Advanced Excel skills and very strong financial modelling skills required.
  • Ability to follow-up independently and consistently and play the critical role as the project manager on most assignments and the primary capital markets contact person.
  • Ability to immediately contribute to the team based on experience and help to transfer best practices and knowledge.
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of banking practices in Africa.



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