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MUFG Union Bank Associate - ESG Corporate Advisory in London, United Kingdom

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Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

Overview of the Department/Section

  • Corporate Advisory focuses on corporate finance advisory for MUFG’s corporate clients, including ESG advisory, and on the origination and execution of event financings.

Main Purpose of the Role

  • To support the development of MUFG’s ESG financing advisory franchise, collaborating closely with other ESG focused professionals across GCIB and Securities

  • In addition, as required, to support MUFG’s broader Corporate Finance agenda

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development of ESG related industry and company analysis with a view to developing our dialogue with clients around ESG financing generally and to position MUFG to lead on potential ESG financing mandates

  • Take initiative to develop relevant ESG technical expertise, supporting the engagement with clients on ESG thought leadership

  • Support the preparation and presentation of the necessary client marketing materials in coordination with other ESG focused professionals across GCIB and Securities

  • Support the execution of ESG financing related mandates

  • Build relationships throughout MUFG to develop a relevant peer network, gather relevant information and help to ensure effective inter-departmental and inter-regional collaboration

  • Support and lead as required, corporate finance analysis including industry, company, structuring, M&A and financial impact modelling

Work Experience

  • Demonstrated and developing knowledge of ESG and corporate finance

  • Banking experience in a relevant role, for example at a leading ESG Advisory, Corporate Advisory, Acquisition Finance, or Structured Finance house

Skills and Experience

Functional / Technical Competencies:

  • Familiarity with global ESG financing topics

  • Firm understanding of ESG related terminology

  • Understanding of topical ESG issues including taxonomies, regulation, transition financing, greenwashing

  • Detailed knowledge of ESG rating methodologies and approaches

  • Familiarity with ESG reporting, frameworks, UOP and SL financing

  • Up to date knowledge of the sustainable financing markets

  • Understanding of impact of ESG assessments on capital providers

  • Understating of relevance of ESG for banking products

  • An established working knowledge of corporate finance, including capital markets and M&A

  • While it is recognised that relevant candidates may not have all such competencies day one, they should have a foundation of knowledge, experience and a genuine enthusiasm for the topics to enable the development of the required skill set

Education / Qualifications:

Essential

  • Undergraduate/Master degree

Preferred:

  • Appropriate professional qualifications advantageous e.g. CFA, ESG related

Personal Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability

  • A proactive, motivated approach.

  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly

  • Strong decision making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement

  • A structured and logical approach to work

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • A creative and innovative approach to work

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment

  • Strong numerical skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

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