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Director, Syndications, International Asset Finance APAC – Global Leasing, Hong Kong


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Global Leasing is the specialist leasing and asset finance division of Bank of America. It is a global market leader comprising a USD 76 billion book and nearly 1,000 associates. Within this division, International Asset Finance (“IAF”) provides finance to corporate and government clients for large ticket assets in Europe, the Middle East & Africa (“EMEA”) and Asia Pacific (“APAC”). In Asia Pacific, the division targets clients in countries in the existing Global Corporate & Investment Banking footprint. The core product set includes secured term loans, finance leases and operating leases for clients operating primarily in the natural resources, marine, mining, manufacturing, technology and transport sectors.

Position Description & Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the distribution activities for leasing and asset finance transactions originated in APAC;
  • Maintain investor relationships across APAC, including arranging regular in-person investor meetings;
  • Prepare teasers, information memorandums, term sheets and other due diligence materials for investors;
  • Prepare and present pricing validation and syndication marketability appraisals to deal approval panels;
  • Attend client meetings to provide market updates on investor appetite;
  • Support the Head of IAF and senior originators in the team’s efforts to structure, originate and execute leasing and asset finance transactions in APAC on liquid and market clearing terms;
  • Undertake client research and preliminary desktop credit analysis;
  • Prepare internal transaction memos for circulation to various deal approval panels; 
  • Contribute to pitch books, term sheets and other materials for clients;
  • Work closely with Transaction Management (Execution), Pricing, Equipment Management, Legal and Credit Risk to ensure transactions are appropriately vetted, executed and monitored within the Bank;
  • Regularly coordinate and communicate with a global syndications team in the U.S., EMEA and APAC; 
  • Liaise with Corporate and Investment Banking associates across the bank’s APAC branch network including Financial Institution coverage bankers.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree;
  • Post graduate degree or qualification in business, economics, accounting or finance;
  • Minimum of 7-years professional experience in a financial institution or corporate treasury;
  • Intimate knowledge of secured lending products including leases and loans;
  • Asset finance experience and in depth knowledge of the asset finance market;
  • Experience in, and knowledge of, shipping and transportation financing, large ticket manufacturing and/or structured cash flow based financing is an advantage;
  • High attention to detail, excellent communication skills, excellent time management skills;
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and a familiarity with Bloomberg;
  • Accustomed to working in a transaction-based environment with demanding deadlines;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English (Mandarin and/or Japanese as a second language is an advantage);
  • Availability to travel within APAC, on both regular and ad hoc, transaction specific basis.    

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