Fifth Third Bank Associate, Leveraged Finance Group. in Chicago, Illinois


Fifth Third Bank is one of the top-performing banks in the country, with a heritage that spans more than 150 years. We've staked our claim on looking at things differently to making banking a Fifth Third Better. This applies to our relationships with customers and employees alike.

We employ about 18,000 people, and what we offer is:

# A chance for employees to build their future, with supportive career development and financial wellness programs.

# An environment where we win together. We celebrate achievement and work collaboratively. We're also a three-time Gallup Great Workplace honoree.

# An invitation to impact lives in a positive and lasting way. Everything we do is geared toward improving lives. That's fun and exciting.

It comes down to the fact that Fifth Third is a warm and caring place to with which to grow # as a customer or as a team member.

Fifth Third Bank's Wholesale division offers banking, cash management, and financial services to large and middle market businesses, government, and specialized industries. In addition to traditional lending and depository offerings, our commercial products and services include global cash management, foreign exchange and international trade finance, derivatives and capital markets services, asset-based lending, real estate finance, commercial leasing, and syndicated finance. We are a team of professionals focused on delivering innovative and client-specific solutions that leverage the Bank's expertise in treasury management, capital markets, and international products and services. Our sales process drives the delivery of financial solutions through a relationship team consisting of subject-matter experts who ensure all aspects of our client's needs are assessed and met.

Leveraged Finance originates and structures bank debt supporting acquisition or recapitalization transactions, often involving private equity sponsors.

General Function

The Associate of Leveraged Finance supports the leading team of dedicated leveraged finance professionals on behalf of Fifth Third Bank. The Associate will be part of a team that is responsible for pitching, structuring,andexecutingleveragedtransactionsacross the entire Fifth Third Commercial Bank platform.

Responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and personally following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for customers and colleagues, and ensures that actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. While operating within the Bank#s risk appetite, achieves results by consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • The team will be responsible for pitching, structuring, underwriting and executing leverage finance transactions to targeted Fifth Third clients

  • Support day-to-day coverage, origination, and transaction management responsibilities for covered Sponsors

  • Support business development intiatives

  • Establish strong working partnerships and routines with key internal partners

  • Ability to support multiple financing and advisory / M&A opportunities

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May include indirect supervision and direction of the day-to-day activities of junior LF professionals

  • May provide employee performance feedback

Minimum Knowledge & Skills Required

  • 3+ years Leveraged Finance, Private Equity, Investment Banking or related financial services

  • Knowledge of private equity, capital markets, merger and acquisition structures, and understanding / experience with credit analysis

  • Knowledge of credit policies, procedures, and terminology

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Experience in originating and executing complex financial transactions is a plus

  • Bachelor's degree required (MBA a plus), ideally with concentration in Business, Finance or Accounting

  • FINRA Series 7 and 63 certifications and formal credit training a plus

Fifth Third Bank is proud to have an engaged and inclusive culture and to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.