Associate, APAC Credit (Sydney)

Apollo Global Management

Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on July 8, 2024

Position Overview

The APAC credit team focusses on private corporate credit, structured corporate credit (including securitisation), leverage and acquisition finance, and opportunistic situations. The core local credit team consists of two credit professionals (MD and Principal), but you will also support a broader team across real estate, asset backed finance, and client specialists. The team has a support analyst based in India.

An Associate in Apollo’s APAC Credit team will assist with preparation of business presentations, materials for investment committees, portfolio reviews, and client pitchbooks. The key objective is to support the Principal and MD originate and structure new transactions that grow the platform. The candidate will be responsible for detailed financial modelling, credit and industry due diligence, generating and updating credit memos on new and existing investments.

Ideal candidates should have three or more years of relevant experience working in finance on the buy side or sell side. They must possess strong analytic, quantitative, time management, and communication skills, and an ability to work in a small team with high expectations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conducting company and industry specific due diligence, including coordinating global sector analysts
  • Analysis of financial statements, financial modelling and valuation support, including comparable analysis
  • Assist preparation of legal/tax/accounting and rating agency elements, including maintaining currency of rating agency methodologies and developments
  • Preparation of decks for: screening and investment committee, clients, credit monitoring
  • Maintain call reports, pipeline files, and generate CRM reports and presentations
  • Anticipate operational issues and seamlessly close transactions. Collaborate with PE, Real Estate, Infra, and other teams within the broader Apollo platform
  • Successful candidates may also be required to perform ad-hoc tasks not related to live opportunities, including vetting of new initiatives, and any requirement of sound business administration
  • Candidates should expect to work at hours that are applicable to Apollo’s global footprint

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Accountancy/Finance/Business or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of sell side/buy side experience with strong analytical skills of financial statements, ideally in two or three different economic sectors and/or regions
  • High PowerPoint and Excel proficiency, with an ability to independently model detailed transactions. Use of Bloomberg, CapIQ and related market data systems essential
  • Fundamental knowledge of capital markets, accounting, and valuation
  • Resilient, engaging, and personable with strong communication skills. Must be able to function in a small, nimble team
  • Self-motivated and task oriented, with strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Effective written and oral English communications skills

About Apollo

Apollo is a high-growth, global alternative asset manager. 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. 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. As of March 31, 2024, Apollo had approximately $671 billion of assets under management.

OUR PURPOSE AND 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 provides equal employment opportunities regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, veteran status, gender/sex or sexual orientation, or any other criterion or circumstance protected by applicable law, ordinance, or regulation. The above criteria are intended to be used as a guide only – candidates who do not meet all the above criteria may still be considered if they are deemed to have relevant experience/ equivalent levels of skill or knowledge to fulfil the requirements of the role. Any job offer will be conditional upon and subject to satisfactory reference and background screening checks, all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals or certifications as required from time to time, and entering into definitive contractual documentation satisfactory to Apollo.

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.

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