Assistant Relationship Manager, Corporate Banking - Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Team

Our Client, an international Banking Group are currently searching for an Assistant Relationship Manager, based at their London Office


Principal Purpose of the Job:

To assist the assigned Relationship Manager (“RM”) with the management of a CRE Senior Debt Portfolio, as described in more detail below.


Main Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

The role will involve managing new and existing commercial real estate relationships, as well as supporting the RMs in complex transactions, to support the successful delivery of business opportunities in line with budget, risk appetite, risk return measures, policies, procedures, regulations and strategy.


Assisting with the monitoring of non-performing loans including instructing solicitors, receivers, administrators and other third parties. This will include arrears management and recommending strategies for loan recovery.


Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of credit policy with an ability to identify and manage risks appropriately for both new and existing loans, together with all AML, operational, conduct, data protection, IT and other related risks.


Responsible for monitoring the provision of Compliance Certificates and other Information. Undertakings for the assigned portfolio, including maintaining an active diary system, proactively requesting information from Borrower’s, and updating the portfolio log upon receipt. Raising any identified non-compliance, anomalies, and other important information with the assigned RM promptly.


Responsible for completing Annual Credit Reviews of facilities (to be reviewed by the assigned RM prior to submission) within the deadlines set by the Credit Risk Department.


Assist the assigned RM with the completion of Credit Applications and Credit Rating Models as directed.


Responsible for completing the Transaction Completion Process post credit approval, to ensure all facilities are correctly documented, booked, and drawn in the Bank’s systems.

Liaising with third party legal, valuation, and project monitoring firms as directed by the assigned RM.


Completing the Bank’s pre-signing procedures as appropriate and arranging the signature of documents by the Bank’s signatories.


Overseeing the onboarding and completion of Client Due Diligence (CDD, “KYC”) with the assistance of the CDD Department.


Manage the timely completion of CDD reviews within the deadlines stipulated by the CDD Department.


Completion of basic Credit Memorandum (such as short term extensions or waiver requests) as directed by the assigned RM.


Liaise closely with other internal departments such as Credit Risk Department and Global Loans Syndication to ensure the smooth daily running of the portfolio, referring to the assigned RM for guidance as necessary.


To act as the main point of contact for day-to-day client enquires.


To attend client meetings and/or undertake property inspections as directed by the assigned RM.


To effectively manage the assigned portfolio with the assistance of the Head of Department in the absence of the assigned RM.


To ensure the accuracy of data within the Bank’s systems.


To keep up to date with industry news and developments.


To assist the assigned RM with any ad hoc projects or reporting requirements as directed.


To complete general departmental tasks as assigned by the Head of Department.

Any other tasks that may be directed by the assigned RM or departmental management.


Skills Required:

  • A minimum of 2 years banking experience, preferably within a client facing role;
  • A working general knowledge of Commercial/Corporate lending practices, preferably with prior CRE experience;
  • Effective time management and the ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • A high level of attention to detail, including the ability to accurately interpret legal clauses and LMA loan documentation;
  • Strong work ethic with good team working skills;
  • The ability to effectively communicate by both written and verbal means, both internally and externally.


Our client is an equal opportunity employer and ensures that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. Candidates are selected for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.


Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation.


For further information, please contact: 

Enrico Castagnetti, Wintermann Search & Selection Limited

Mobile:       +44 (0)7711 267500




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