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MUFG Union Bank Aviation Structured Finance Credit Risk, Director in New York, New York

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Responsible for the implementation of the credit risk underwriting/management function for Aviation Finance transactions in the Americas, providing recommendations to the credit approval authority and make credit decisions within the delegated authority. Incumbents monitor and manage the credit exposure within portfolios and individual transactions and continually review counterparty credit-worthiness. Incumbents provide advice and/or guidance to junior staff including those in other departments. Typically referred to as technical expert and known internally as reliable, knowledgeable resource. As senior member, develop and exercise business plans, policies and procedures for aviation finance and also be responsible for various projects to improve efficiencies. Individual at this level should have a clear understanding of the firm's different businesses and the related economics.

The clients and transactions under coverage of the position are airlines and aircraft leasing companies in the Americas and transactions originated by those clients, including limited recourse asset-based transactions for which in-depth knowledge and expertise for aviation finance is required. The portfolio under coverage includes transactions with the clients in the Americas initially originated by DVB Bank whose aviation finance business was acquired by MUFG group in November 2019.

Scope of credit assessment includes corporate credit analysis of airlines and aircraft leasing companies with aviation industry specific knowledge and evaluation of transaction structure and collateral aircraft (e.g. Forecasted loan-to-value throughout loan tenor. Balloon repayment risk at loan maturity)

(Responsibility)

(1) Credit recommendations

• Evaluate aviation finance credit proposals from aviation business lines in the Americas from at early deal screening stage and make written credit recommendations to management via an internal credit application system G-CARS (Global Credit Application & Rating System) based on internal credit policies and procedures including those in Americas’ regional.

• Identify structural risks and mitigates in prospective transactions and recommend/enhance structuring of deals and covenant in line with policies and procedures.

• Advises account officers on credit risk issues/terms and conditions to create a best possible deal with a goal of maximizing profit and minimizing credit cost.

• Directly and independently communicate with other credit divisions to obtain necessary information/comments to support making a credit decision.

• Make credit decisions within the delegated authority. (e.g. formal approval of transactions preliminary approved)

(2) Active portfolio management of designated customers

• Responsible for the monitoring and ongoing credit review of aviation finance portfolio in the Americas.

• Perform due diligence and regularly scheduled reviews.

• Analyze credit risk of the designated portfolio, determine accurate ratings and make recommendations of accurate and timely ratings to management. Note that internal rating system in the US is different from that in other regions. Assessment of US regulatory rating is also required.

• Prepare detailed credit analysis, evaluating the project’s/transaction’s various risks and recommending extensions of credit to management.

• Coordinate and communicate critical account information independently and directly to various related parties throughout the bank, business line, product groups and credit divisions.

• Make credit decisions within the delegated authority. (e.g. non-material changes for existing transactions, internal rating review for existing transactions)

(3) Policy Compliance

• Ensure compliance with external regulatory/internal policy and procedural requirements.

• Participate in ad-hoc policy meetings to enhance organization wide credit risk framework.

(4) Support and mentor junior staff (including those in other departments) in credit risk management process

• Train and support junior staff on OJT basis as assigned by MD.

• Guide junior staff in completing complex assignments.

• Study, develop and enhance analytical skills of the team through close communication.

(5) Others

• Perform related duties and participates in special assignments and projects as required.

• Represent his MD and Group Head in meetings and other duties as required.

• To have client visits with front offices and/or arrange client calls as required.

• As required, to prepare reports for Tokyo Head Office as well as creating credit committee materials.

(Experiences/Abilities)

  • In-depth knowledge of all elements of credit and risk principles.

  • Capability to independently handle complex transactions, sensitive borrowers.

  • Previous extensive working experience in financial institutions, preferably 10 years in credit and risk related function with 5 years of line experience or equivalent.

  • 10 years + of Aviation Finance experience/knowledge.

  • Thorough knowledge of legal and compliance regulations pertinent to lending.

  • Strong knowledge covering accounting rule, finance, and regulation.

  • Established coaching skill.

  • Good time-management/organizational skill.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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