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Minimum USD Salary: 150,000
Maximum USD Salary: 200,000

Industry: AB


About the Bank

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited was established through the merger of The Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd with Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking, Ltd. on April 1, 2012. We are one of the largest asset managers in Asia and number one among Japanese financial institutions by AUM, with approximately $850 Billion USD in AUM. The Bank provides an assortment of financial solutions and manages a broad spectrum of financial products across its global branches.

Department Overview

The Americas Division (“AD”) was established in the Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, New York Branch) (“SMTBNY”) to perform corporate functions and supervise U.S. entities. Established under the AD are the “Global Banking Unit (“GBU”), Americas Division” and “Global Markets Unit (“GMU”), Americas Division” which performs business functions. The Credit Investment Management Department (“CIM”) is responsible for the booking and administering of (i) leveraged loan assets and (ii) structured product assets including CLOs (note investments and warehousing facilities) and MML Senior Financing through maturity or refinancing in accordance with the Branch’s lending policy.

Your Role Overview

Supports Co-Head of Department in directing, developing strategy and controlling execution of the departmental functions and plans with a focus on structured product investment based on the relevant work experience. Recommends objectives, policies, and plans for the department. Develops ways to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity. May have direct report subordinate staff.

Your Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Works with Co-Heads of Department to formulates and implements business plans to achieve the Branch’s goals. Directs investment/portfolio management strategy for CIM based on accurate market perception, in consensus with Head Office and in close consultation with management.
  2. Assists in managing the department operations including employees by updating and maintaining job descriptions, completing performance reviews, and providing compensation recommendations.
  3. Provides expert views and opinions on investment guidelines, changing circumstances, portfolio refocusing recommendations, etc.
  4. Ensures compliance with the investment guidelines.
  5. Assists in (1) directing contacts and negotiations with agent banks, arrangers, managers, holders, and brokers for specific assets, to source potential new assets or to dispose of the existing assets in the portfolio, (2) formulating and modifying the department’s sourcing strategy and ensuring its achievement and (3) promoting business relationships to enhance sourcing opportunities.
  6. Provides credit oversight to credit analysts and assists in asset selection, individual investment and disposal based on information from the department’s analysts, in accordance with investment guidelines.
  7. Plans skills training and career development of the department’s personnel.
  8. Ensures coordination, cooperation and consensus with other departments.
  9. Responsible for all departmental oversight in the absence of the Department Manager.
  10. Performs all functions as assigned by management.

Your Qualifications:

  1. MBA degree or equivalent with 10+ years of experience in lending or a bachelor’s degree in finance or economics with at least 15 years of related experience. CFA preferred.
  2. Excellent knowledge of modern portfolio theories and techniques used by loan asset managers.
  3. Capable of executing client requests and meetings.
  4. Advanced in Microsoft 365 (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Access).
  5. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  6. Strong knowledge of and relevant working experience in the US credit market and structured products such as fund finance, HYL, CLO and MML. Familiarity with rating mechanisms of the relevant products is highly valued. Applies knowledge in area of specialization to produce “value-added” results.
  7. Contributes to and/or influences unit revenue generation and profitability. Understands the impact of expenses on the Bank’s bottom line and acts accordingly to minimize expenses.
  8. Responsible for compliance in area of responsibility. Identifies and understands the risks and laws involved in the department’s operations.
  9. Ability to manage a team of employees and provide useful guidance and feedback for their development

Why you should join SuMi Trust:

SuMi Trust embraces flexible ways of working when the business and role permits. We provide employees with a hybrid working model, allowing for in-office work and work from home. Our diverse and inclusive environment along with our global presence enables us to collaborate and communicate to meet our business needs. We believe that efficient teams need truth, loyalty, and a strong sense of purpose to balance risk and their targets. We make sustainable business decisions to improve our society and the world. We believe that each person brings a unique value that drives the business though their creativity and passion.

  • The Employee Benefits package includes: Paid Time Off, medical, HSA, vision, dental, FSA, 401(k), profit sharing, legal plan, cancer indemnity plan, disability insurance, life insurance, employee assistance program, commuter benefits, business travel accident, paid volunteer day, paid memberships, paid seminars, and tuition assistance.
  • We offer many socialization opportunities for wellness, financial wellbeing, runs/walks, team building, happy hours, and activities to support the Sustainable Developmental Goals.
  • Check out our LinkedIn for our employee experience:

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. SuMi Trust provides reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities consistent with applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please let us know when the Human Resources staff reaches out to you for an interview.

The anticipated salary range for this role is listed above. The specific salary offered to an employment applicant is based on the individual’s qualifications, experiences, the job responsibilities, an analysis of the current compensation paid for similar roles in the local geographic area, and key distinctions of the job as compared to current jobs in the Branch. The role may also be eligible for an annual discretionary bonus.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited New York Branch is a branch of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holding Group. Learn more about the company, the values, and vision at

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