Senior Portfolio Financing & Other Alternative Asset Class Underwriter - (F/H)

Location 75-PARIS, France
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Finance, Control and Strategy
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Position Summary:


The Senior Portfolio Financing & Other alternative asset class Underwriter plays a key role in implementing and deploying portfolio financing strategies as well as developing AXA other alternative asset classes portfolios. The Senior Portfolio Financing & Other alternative asset class Underwriter is part of the alternative credit team.
He/She reports to AXA Group Chief Credit Officer. The position is Paris based and is part of a 25 plus credit team within the AXA Group holding company’s Investment & ALM department headed by the Group CIO. The AXA Group senior financing and other alternative assets represent a key component of AXA Group Alternative investments acceleration.
Main Responsabilities:
The primary duties of the Senior Portfolio Financing & Other alternative asset class Underwriter are:
  • Reviewing new market developments to identify asset classes to be considered (including consumer assets, non-performing and other real assets)
  • Early stage  with enhanced “time-to-market” screening of investment opportunities 
  • Leveraging relationship with asset managers and banks to identify investment opportunities
  • Reviewing each senior financing opportunity proposed by banks equity sponsor or asset managers
  • Reviewing and identifying new opportunities in new segments of alternative credit
  • Close interaction with internal asset managers, notably at sourcing stage as well as to the follow-up & monitoring of AXA exposure to senior financings as well as other alternative asset classes
  • Performing analysis of the underlying portfolio and of the structure proposed
  • Working closely with the legal and structuring team to efficiently wrap investment opportunities, including liaising with Group Risk Management, Group accounting department and Group Tax
  • Active interaction with AXA entities, notably in the set-up of new funds or investment mandates as well as monitoring of AXA senior financing and other alternative assets exposure
  • Liaise with rating agencies, regulators
Outputs and Deliverables:
The Senior Portfolio Financing & Other alternative asset class Underwriter core work results in:
  • Definition of senior financing & other alternative asset classes investment strategy (equity and debt)
  • Identification of market trends
  • Identification of market opportunities
  • Surveillance of existing portfolio
  • Periodic sector reviews
  • Regular review of third party as well as internal managers
  • Knowledge transfer and successful integration within Alternative credit team
  • Collaboration on activities including work with teammates

Experience and Qualifications:


The targeted background for the Portfolio Financing & Other alternative asset class Underwriter includes:
  • Master’s degree in Engineering (with applied finance degree), Economics; Public Policies; Finance or Business
  • At least 15 years of experience in structuring and/or investing in portfolio financing and/or alternative assets financing
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; French a plus

Performance Characteristics:


The Senior Portfolio Financing & Other alternative asset class Underwriter exhibits the following in performing the role:
  • Strong team orientation with capacity for intensive independent work
  • Strong writing and presentation abilities
  • Emphasis on quality of analysis for internal clients
  • Excellent judgment
  • Excellent Relationship management

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