We have several important positions available at various experience levels within the SME debt-financing activities of substantial new funds scheduled to be launched in 2018.

Fund Manager/Senior Fund Manager – London

Job Description:

  • Origination, appraisal and execution of lending proposals in the range of £100k to £1million for a prospective new Fund, supporting businesses based within the 33 London boroughs.
  • Pro-active portfolio risk/return management of loan assets and SME relationships throughout the 10-year life of the fund, to achieve financial and economic output objectives.
  • Promotion of the overall Fund profile throughout the London boroughs and more widely in terms of potential partner organisations.
  • Provision of support to the Head of Fund including reporting to stakeholders.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Build and maintain a pipeline of suitable acceptable lending opportunities by developing relationships with banks, accountants and other advisers and introducers, including partner organisations.
  • Inform potential introducers and the wider business community through presentations and attendance at suitable events.
  • Lead and contribute to the regular production of marketing collateral including case-studies and use of social media.
  • Originate and carry out evaluation/detailed due diligence on suitable proposals in line with the Fund’s Lending Policy and Operational Guidelines.
  • Present proposals to the Credit Committee. This is initially by way of written appraisal followed by informal presentation and discussion.
  • Manage completion matters post approval including coordination of facility & security documentation (and managing tranched drawdowns where appropriate).
  • Pro-actively manage default situations working with external advisers as necessary to maximise recoveries.
  • Manage and report on the performance of approved loans / borrowers including their contributions to non-financial economic output targets.
  • Achieve annually agreed financial and non-financial targets aligned to the development and delivery of the Fund.
  • Support and engage in preparing and reporting periodically required performance information.
  • Managing and developing any direct report staff.

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Strong experience of non-asset backed lending (such as mezzanine loans, cashflow-based loans and/or early stage SME funding) and associated relationship management activity.
  • Demonstrable ability to assess and structure loan propositions, where the primary repayment source is future cashflow generation based on a planned expansion of activity.
  • Comfortable in negotiating at director level with borrowers and operating in a range of environments to build a broad relationship base.
  • Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills.
  • High level of IT proficiency (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, preferably to include forecast modelling skills).

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Competitive

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV to Jeff Dober:

Job closes Friday 31st August.