The Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division, led by CEO Jim Amine, assists clients across regions and industries in achieving their strategic and financing goals.
IBCM at Credit Suisse offers best-in-class advisory, structuring and execution expertise to a broad range of corporate and financial sponsor clients.
The Division has advised some of the world's largest companies on complex mergers and acquisitions as well as equity, debt and other capital raisings.
IBCM is a leader in innovating new and creative ideas for clients which help them access the best and most efficient capital sources.
We combine our industry and country coverage groups' global footprint with the bank's product expertise to deliver these solutions efficiently and effectively to clients.
The main purpose of the role is to provide high quality cover for a team of senior IBCM bankers, including Managing Directors, Directors and Vice Presidents.
Main duties :
Phone Coverage : Extensive telephone coverage, ensuring all bankers and other assistants’ phones are answered confidently and covered at all times.
Screening calls and mails, respecting confidentiality of content.
Calendar Maintenance and Meeting Planning.
Complex diary management and meeting co-ordination with both internal and external clients ability to juggle calendars at short notice and dedicatedly handle scheduling conflicts.
Making sure that printing / documents are ready in advance of meetings.
Coordination and scheduling of video / audio conferences.
Extensive travel arrangements : Preparation of detailed itineraries, ordering foreign currency, visa arrangements and ensuring adherence to all firm policies.
Expense Management : Coordination of expenses from start to finish adhering to all firm policies and ensuring that Amex bills are reconciled in a timely fashion.
Word Processing / Presentation Creation : Preparation of PowerPoint presentations, occasionally from scratch, or making amendments.
Compile lists of parties, transaction bibles, working group lists.
General Administrative Support : Faxing, photocopying, arranging couriers and taxis, filing (for principals and department), running administrative errands, liaising with administration / operations departments to address equipment needs.
Banking Tools & Research : Spider administration (call reports, updating project information etc., expense transfers).
Undertake research using the Library and proprietary research tools.
Additional Responsibilities : Covering other assistants’ roles when they are out of the office.
Undertaking ad hoc projects as required.
Good basic education (high school completion degree preferred)
Secretarial College desirable, but not essential
Degree desirable but not essential, rather individuals who are switched on’ and capable
Banking / Blue chip experience preferred but not essential
Solid secretarial skills base
Strong fluency in English and in the local language
Excellent Microsoft Office skills, including : Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
Accurate and quick typing skills with keen ability to proofread work
Basic understanding of IBCM
High attention to detail in every aspect of work; a sense of personal responsibility and pride in one’s work
Positive attitude : Can do’ approach; pleasure to do business with
Flexible : with regards to tasks, hours, work allocated
Maintain a professional appearance and business-like manner at all times
First class communicator; written and spoken
Well-developed interpersonal skills : ability to relate to wide range of individuals at all levels and establish good relationships
Excellent organisational skills : ability to plan and organise work so that it is efficient and effective; ability to juggle conflicting priorities
Ability to analyse problems and to identify potential solutions using sound judgement
Self-aware and willing to learn
A willing teammate who plays a constructive role as member of a team : prepared to muck-in’ where necessary
Ability to cope under pressure and not cave-in; remain focused on main objectives
A willing teammate but also strong and confident in own abilities
Must have a robust nature, settled to succeed and looking for success, involvement and hard work.