Monday, February 8, 2010

Aviation Structured Finance position in the UK

Aviation – Structured Finance

This Aviation Finance Company based in the UK provides a global finance function serving the commercial aircraft industry. With a significant customer base they are well known by many airlines and aircraft leasing companies worldwide.

The company is seeking a structured finance professional with prior experience in the structuring and negotiation of Aviation Finance transactions.

The Role:

The team members each manage the customer accounts for a specific geographical region. They will manage the relationships and transaction from cradle to grave from the finance perspective. Ultimately, the individual will be expected to be comfortable operating between asset classes and any of the major global debt markets. Average transactions are cross-border, between US$100m and US$200m in size.

Key Responsibilities:

· Structuring, pricing, negotiation and contracting of finance commitments.
· Negotiating internal approval of such financial commitments.
· Origination, negotiation and execution of required debt and equity participations in order to fulfil the contracted commitments.
· Sourcing and management of internal and external parties to ensure transactions close in a timely manner (legal, accounting, tax, technical etc).
· Management, compliance and reporting of the ongoing contingent liabilities resulting from any commitment or transaction within the portfolio.


The candidate should be able to demonstrate or develop the following:

· A proven track record in the aviation finance or aircraft / engine leasing industry at a hands on structuring level. An understanding of the commercial and market trends that drive the industry.

· Knowledge of the financial products generally used in commercial aviation.

· Knowledge of and relationships with the main financial institutions that deal in secured asset finance, with a focus on commercial aviation.

· The ability to negotiate contracts at a board level with a detailed knowledge of asset finance transactions.

· Proactive management of the portfolio to identify exposures and reduce risk.

The position will require regular travel to meet with customers mainly within EMEA but may require other geographical coverage. It is a hands on position that will require the successful individual to handle all aspects of the deal.

The package will be negotiated and tailored to the selected individual.

All applications are treated in the strictest confidence!

Interested to apply or learn more about the position? Please send your CV or enquire to Keith Garry Tel: +353 86 8233084 Email:

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