Nov 15, 2021

Associate/AVP, Public Finance -- Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Barclays
  • New York, NY, USA
Full time Transportation Professional

Job Overview

Barclays is seeking to add experienced mid-level bankers (with 2-5 years of experience) to its Transportation & Infrastructure Project Finance team. The opportunity involves working on innovative and highly structured transactions for a wide range of clients including major municipalities and government entities across a variety of financing mandates. The ideal candidate would be familiar with DBC and Microsoft Excel to run financial modeling and credit structuring, have interest in the growing U.S. transportation and infrastructure sectors and be prepared for an important team role, including developing complex financial models, drafting RFPs (Request for Proposals) responses, creating detailed client books and preparing live market materials. The candidate would lead a team of analysts to address and achieve client objectives.

Barclays is global investment bank with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 140,000 people. Barclays is a global fixed income powerhouse with 2,000 fixed income sales, trading and research professionals worldwide. Barclays maintains leadership positions in Public Finance and Investment Banking, Fixed Income and Equity Sales, Trading and Research and Investment Management. Since 2006, Barclays has served as bookrunner and senior manager on over 1,550 municipal and private concessionaire-based infrastructure bond offerings, totaling over $250 billion in aggregate issuance.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website .

Barclays' Transportation & Infrastructure Project Finance Group
Based in New York, our Transportation & Infrastructure Project Finance group is part of Barclays' leading Public Finance platform and works seamlessly across all Investment Banking and Public Finance product groups. Public Finance sits within our Municipal Finance business and combines Investment Banking; Underwriting, Sales and Trading; Strategy and Research; and Derivative Products into one unit dedicated to serving the municipal securities market. Our client base consists of state and local governments, major departments of transportation, airports, ports, healthcare systems, universities, non-profit organizations and corporates in these related fields. Our group is dedicated to the transportation sector, focusing on large, complex opportunities in Debt Capital Markets for major domestic airport, ports, transit and major transportation networks. We are one of the leading capital markets underwriters for debt executions in the Tax-Exempt Government Purpose Bonds and Private Activity Bonds markets, and we also lead transportation infrastructure offerings with Private Placement executions, 144A Bonds and Leveraged Financing solutions, if applicable.

The Role
The Associate/AVP will deepen his or her understanding of the Public Finance Investment Banking business by providing cross-functional assistance to senior bankers and through managing and mentoring of junior staff. He or she will participate actively in various Debt Capital Markets transactions and assist in the sourcing of new business opportunities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Performing financial modeling and cash flow analyses to evaluate debt financing alternatives for municipal/governmental entities (utilizing DBC and Microsoft Excel)
  • Drafting RFPs (Requests for Proposals) responses discussing financing strategies, debt structuring, market trends and Barclays' qualifications
  • Developing and processing client pitch books, including regular customized industry update pages, product product-specific pages, including slides suggesting various options for debt refinancing given clients' existing financial profiles in addition to assisting the team with client-specific offering documents
  • Aggregating, analyzing, and presenting financial data (e.g., government budgets and financial reports, economic/market data, financial forecasts, pricing results, among others)
  • Performing debt profile mapping as well as refunding and new money issuance analyses
  • Researching legislative, market or other developments relevant to our municipal clients
  • Executing and advising on transactions, which includes managing transaction logistics, running cash flows, drafting investor and rating agency presentations and assisting in the preparation and negotiation of financing and project documents, as necessary
  • Assisting in maintaining the team's detailed transaction pipeline
  • Becoming comfortable liaising with external parties and all groups within Barclays, including within the Public Finance division and across the Investment Bank


  • Graduated from a nationally or globally recognized top undergrad school with strong credentials
  • 2-5 years of experience in Investment Banking, particularly in Public Finance and/or Transportation roles
  • Experience with Debt Capital Markets and structuring of financing alternatives
  • Experience with DBC to structure new issuances and refundings and with Microsoft Excel to create dynamic financial models
  • Excellent PowerPoint skills and the ability to effectively assemble responses to RFPs and client books
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong quantitative abilities, particularly with respect to bond math and credit analysis is preferred
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit, positive attitude, intellectual curiosity and ability to work independently
  • Strong ability to multitask while exhibiting a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to manage a motivated team of analysts and liaise directly with senior bankers

Job Type: Full-time


  • Investment Banking, particularly in Public Finance and/or Transportation roles: 2 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

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