AVP/VP, Financial Institutions Group - Investment Research

77 West Wacker Dr (35012), United States of America, Chicago, Illinois

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AVP/VP, Financial Institutions Group - Investment Research

Our Financial Institutions Group - Investment Research Group (FIG IRG) is looking to add an AVP/VP reporting to the FIG IRG team leader. The team resides within Commercial Underwriting & Portfolio Management and provides a research function that assists FIG's efforts in sector and deal selection, marketing, and brand awareness to mitigate risk while driving incremental revenue.

This is a new team whose responsibilities include active monitoring of and assessing industry, secular and regulatory trends to develop the business view on a particular sector and assisting in the evaluation of new lending opportunities. This position will interact directly with deal teams, credit risk management and other business partners, as well as clients and key industry associations.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor and develop a forward-looking view on industry dynamics, secular changes and regulatory trends to identify emerging opportunities and threats
  • Provide differentiated investment research through synthesis and analysis of multi-source data and market information
  • Communicate changes in the marketplace that could impact the portfolio or new strategic initiatives to business leaders, risk, legal and other business partners
  • Prepare various written analyses for new sector and client prospect identification, market updates, portfolio reviews and credit committees
  • Support deal screening, due diligence, and structuring, particularly in higher risk or new sectors
  • Provide support to Capital Markets efforts to enhance capabilities as a trusted advisor with clients
  • Support FIG's participation in thought leadership at industry forums
  • Responsibilities commensurate with experience; long-term opportunity to increase exposure


The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Experience with financial institution clients in commercial or investment banking, equity/fixed income research and/or structured finance at a rating agency
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to present to clients and senior management and effectively interact at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining a high quality of work
  • Strong analytical and credit risk skills, with the ability to simplify complex concepts into meaningful insights
  • Execution oriented and self-motivated
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and within a team environment


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or military experience
  • At least 5 years' of experience in lending to financial institutions or at least 5 years' of experience in structured finance securitization or at least 5 years' of experience in rating agency analysis


Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 5 years' combination of experience in lender finance, structured finance securitization and/or rating analysis
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • FINRA licensed (Series 7, 79, 63)
  • Capital markets knowledge, ABS experience a plus
  • Entrepreneurial mindset


At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


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