Agency Professional

BNP Paribas
Singapore, Singapore
23 May 2023
22 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.

Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 68 markets with more than 193,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.

* excluding partnerships

At BNP Paribas, we passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued, respected and can bring their authentic selves to work. We prohibit Discrimination and Harassment of any kind and our policies promote equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, irrespective of, but not limited to their gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, colour, national origin, age, religion, social status, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status etc. As a global Bank, we truly believe that inclusion and diversity of our teams is key to our success in serving our clients and the communities we operate in.

Position Purpose

The primary purpose of the role is to manage part of the portfolio of syndicated loans where BNPP is acting as Agent in accordance with the established processes.

The team member shall also directly contribute to Management reporting, organisation review or specific projects.

Key Responsibilities

Perform the following key agency missions:
  • Review and comment on finance documents especially about loan operation and agency provisions
  • Ensure satisfaction of conditions precedent prior to loan drawdown or conditions subsequent
  • Liaise with legal counsels or other external parties in all necessary issues relating to the loan documents
  • Facilitate waiver / amendment requests or other enquiry from either clients or lenders
  • Monitor submission of covenants or other reports during the life of the loan
  • Loan administration:
    (i) liaise with clients and other lenders for all loan drawdown, roll-overs, loan transfers, etc; &
    (ii) perform calculation, maintain all internal loan records and prepare instructions to Operations, directly or as supervisor to another team member
  • Contribute to the homogeneity of the regional setup by abiding to prevailing procedures, and providing KPIs or other management reporting elements
  • Participate in project initiatives contributing to continuous organization or process improvements.

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • Degree holder
  • Loan administration experience, preferably on syndicated deals
  • Preferred experience in coordinating borrower's requests and reviewing documentation as Agent
Essential Competencies (Technical / Behavioural)
  • Able to read and understand operational implications of loan documentation
  • Team player with good oral and written communication skills to interact with diversified stakeholders, including ability to stay focused in handling questions or issues
  • Meticulous and attentive to details
  • Planning & organisation skills (setup and follow schedules)
  • Advanced MS Office knowledge (Excel, Word)
Other Value-added Competencies:
  • Client oriented and listening but ability to resist pressure
Main Interactions

  • Loan Syndicate & Sales
  • Financing business units
  • Operational processing teams
  • Transversal teams (Legal, Compliance...)
  • Finance parties to the syndicated loan (participating lenders, obligors, other agent banks, account bank...)
  • Advisors to the financing: legal counsels, consultants, etc.