Analyst/Associate, Loan Closer – Direct Lending

Apollo Global Management

New York, NY, USA
Posted on May 20, 2024

Position Overview

Apollo is a high-growth, global alternative asset manager. In our asset management business, we seek to provide our clients excess return at every point along the risk-reward spectrum from investment grade to private equity with a focus on three investing strategies: yield, hybrid, and equity. For more than three decades, our investing expertise across our fully integrated platform has served the financial return needs of our clients and provided businesses with innovative capital solutions for growth. Through Athene, our retirement services business, we specialize in helping clients achieve financial security by providing a suite of retirement savings products and acting as a solutions provider to institutions. Our patient, creative, and knowledgeable approach to investing aligns our clients, businesses we invest in, our employees, and the communities we impact, to expand opportunity and achieve positive outcomes.

Come to Apollo and join a community of extraordinary people who are committed to a culture of excellence and collaboration in everything that we do. We invest in our people for the long term and are committed to supporting their development at every stage of their career.

The Role

Apollo’s Credit team is seeking a Direct Lending Loan Closer to join their growing team. The Analyst or Associate (depending on experience) will primarily focus on managing the execution of direct lending deal closings.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate loan closing process, including the collection of all required agreements, ensuring completion of all KYC/AML checks, manage initial funding mechanics with operations teams
  • Coordinate sign-off from internal Legal, Tax & Compliance teams to ensure that deals are suitable for funds, etc.
  • Ensure fund allocations are collected for purposes of external and internal parties
  • Build and take full ownership in building Flow of Funds, including (but not limited to) coordination with client stakeholders, deal team, counsel etc.
  • Work and coordinate closing process with counsel, admin agent and internal legal to drive a successful execution
  • Track and update deal closing pipeline by ensuring efficient communication with product specialist, Origination Team, Underwriting Team, and relevant Credit stakeholders
  • Review and interpret legal agreements to ensure operational requirements and terms are properly outlined and adhere to Apollo policies; raise documentation and any approval issues to appropriate stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with internal polices and ensure stakeholders complete deliverables to facilitate a successful closing

Qualifications & Experience

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience in a loan closing/servicing role or similar front office operational function within an investment bank
  • Experience supporting front office/deal teams is a requirement, direct lending experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting loan documentation
  • Thorough understanding of compliance and regulatory requirements (including but not limited to) KYC and AML
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience effectively communicating across various functions and levels
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and experience prioritizing the resolution of time-sensitive issues with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks
  • High attention to detail
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to be resourceful
  • Ability to thrive both independently and in a team setting

About Apollo

Our Purpose & Core Values

Our clients rely on our investment acumen to help secure their future. We must never lose our focus and determination to be the best investors and most trusted partners on their behalf. We strive to be:

The leading provider of retirement income solutions to institutions, companies, and individuals.

The leading provider of capital solutions to companies. Our breadth and scale enable us to deliver capital for even the largest projects – and our small firm mindset ensures we will be a thoughtful and dedicated partner to these organizations. We are committed to helping them build stronger businesses.

A leading contributor to addressing some of the biggest issues facing the world today – such as energy transition, accelerating the adoption of new technologies, and social impact – where innovative approaches to investing can make a positive difference.

We are building a unique firm of extraordinary colleagues who:

  • Outperform expectations
  • Challenge Convention
  • Champion Opportunity
  • Lead responsibly
  • Drive collaboration

As One Apollo team, we believe that doing great work and having fun go hand in hand, and we are proud of what we can achieve together.

Our Benefits

Apollo relies on its people to keep it a leader in alternative investment management, and the firm’s benefit programs are crafted to offer meaningful coverage for both you and your family. Please reach out to your Human Capital Business Partner for more detailed information on specific benefits.

Apollo Global Management, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The firm and its affiliates do not discriminate in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or because of any other criteria prohibited under controlling federal, state or local law.

Pay Range

$115,000-200,000

The base salary range for this position is listed above. This position is also eligible for a discretionary annual bonus based on personal, team, and Firm performance. Compensation ranges are based on several factors including job function, level, and geographic location. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed here.

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