GCIB Credit Risk, Leveraged Finance

Bank of America

Bank of America

Accounting & Finance
London, UK · United States · Remote
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: GCIB Credit, EMEA Leveraged Finance

Corporate Title: Vice President/Director

Location: London

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Location Overview:

Our London office is based just a stone’s throw from the magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral on bustling King Edward Street. Here you’ll find modern workspaces and a state-of-the-art auditorium space. In addition, we’re proud to host an onsite restaurant that shares our commitment to sustainability by providing delicious seasonal menus which have been created with the planet in mind. Make sure to take time for yourself and head up to our rooftop terrace and take in the spectacular views across London. Finally, your physical wellness is well-catered for with our onsite gym facilities and medical centre.

Role Description:

GCIB Credit Leveraged Finance supports the development, due diligence, approval and implementation of leveraged transactions for corporate and financial sponsors. Typical transactions include leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, refinancings, recapitalizations, and restructurings.

As a senior member of the team and reporting directly to the Head of GCIB Credit EMEA Leveraged Finance, you will:

  • Lead deals through the internal approval processes, deliver consistent credit support and seamless execution for our business partners.

  • Perform credit analysis (incl. forecasts), risk rating assessments, review of due diligence, and writing of credit memorandum.

  • Review and negotiate documentation (loans and derivatives) where appropriate.


  • Provide independent assessments and recommendations to approval committees and senior decision makers.

  • Work closely with junior members of the team, mentoring and coaching where necessary.

  • Have primary credit responsibility for a portfolio of names; maintaining timely and accurate monitoring (risk ratings, financial reports, compliance certificates, forecasts, and annual reviews etc.).

  • Establish and maintain a deep understanding of the portfolio at the client, industry, and macro level in order to assess risk and form considered opinions.

  • Ensure adherence to prevailing credit policy and procedures.

  • Have exposure to the full Global Banking & Markets product spectrum with engagement across multiple stakeholders, including Leveraged Finance, Financial Sponsors, Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Sales & Trading, Legal, and Risk.

  • Engage professionally with third parties, such as legal counsel, due diligence sessions, management teams, and client representatives.

Skills that will help:

  • Strong stakeholder and transaction management

  • Credit risk awareness and understanding of risk drivers on appetite and ratings

  • Familiarity with structures and terms

  • Relevant experience within Leveraged Finance preferred

Benefits of working at Bank of America:


  • Private healthcare for you and your family plus an annual health screen to help you manage your physical wellness with the option to purchase a screen for your partner

  • Competitive pension plan, life assurance and group income protection cover if you become unable to work as a result of a disability or health reasons

  • 20 days of back-up childcare including access to school holiday clubs and 20 days of back-up adult care per annum

  • The ability to change your core benefits as well as the option of selecting a variety of flexible benefits to suit your personal circumstances including access to a wellbeing account, travel insurance, critical illness etc.

  • Access to an emotional wellbeing helpline, mental health first aiders and virtual GP services.

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for confidential support and help for everyday matters

  • Ability to donate to charities of your choice directly through payroll and the bank will match your contribution

  • Opportunity to access our Arts & Culture corporate membership program and receive discounted entry to some of the UK’s most iconic cultural institutions and exhibitions.

  • Opportunity to give back to your community, develop new skills and work with new groups of people by volunteering in your local community.

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, socio-economic background, responsibility for dependants or physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.