Company Name: CIBC US
Job Industry: Investment Management
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: On-Site
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Required Candidates: 1
Job Description:

We’re building a relationship-oriented bank for the modern world. We need talented, passionate professionals who are dedicated to doing what’s right for our clients.

At CIBC, we embrace your strengths and your ambitions, so you are empowered at work. Our team members have what they need to make a meaningful impact and are truly valued for who they are and what they contribute.

To learn more about CIBC, please visit CIBC.com

CIBC Innovation Banking is a full-service business that delivers strategic advice and funding to North American technology and innovation clients at each stage of their business cycle, from start up to IPO and beyond. With 15 offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Durham, London, Menlo Park, Montreal, New York, Reston, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver, the Innovation Banking team builds long-term relationships with management teams and financial sponsors across the US and Canada by investing time to get to know each business. They leverage CIBC’s experience to structure credit and banking solutions to meet the unique needs of technology companies at all stages of development, as well as investing in Canadian and US-based venture capital and growth equity funds.

What You’ll Be Doing

CIBC’s Innovation Banking Associate Development Program will prepare you for your duties as an Associate through a combination of both classroom & on the job training. The program is based in Chicago, IL encompassing 24 months which involves a mix of in-class training fundamentals of credit analysis/evaluation through both school-style instruction intermixed with case study-based exercises and on the job training.

You will begin working directly with the Innovation Banking Credit Solutions team based in Chicago, IL. During this next stage of the program, you will be learning the foundational skills needed to understand the unique business models of Innovation Banking clients by working alongside full-fledged Associates, Senior Associates, Relationship Managers, & Directors.

As an Associate in development, you will be involved in all aspects of working with Deal Teams across our 12 US offices including underwriting, reporting on client accounts. regular monitoring of portfolio loan accounts to ensure compliance with all agreed terms, analyzing due diligence results to validate lending eligibility, preparing screening memos, credit applications and other credit correspondence, analyzing borrowers’ financial condition and account status, and involvement with the negotiation of legal documentation/negotiations. This apprentice-like approach will develop the skills necessary for you to take on additional responsibilities & hone interests in the Deal Teams/offices you might join once the program has been completed.

After approximately two years in Chicago honing your credit skills, you will be eligible to join one of our Innovation Banking teams in a regional business development office (e.g., San Francisco, CA or Menlo Park, CA) as an Associate. Such placement will be dependent on your performance and the business needs of our team.

At CIBC we enable the work environment most optimal for you to thrive in your role. Details on your work arrangement (proportion of on-site and remote work) will be discussed at the time of your interview.

How You’ll Succeed

  • Credit Underwriting – Assist business developers and relationship managers to prepare strong financing proposals (structuring terms and conditions including security, covenants, and pricing) that properly reflect and compensate CIBC for assessed risk. Prepare draft recommendations on credit submissions and investment proposals to present to senior management and take part in answering any questions or addressing comments. Work with the Business Development teams throughout the underwriting process for new transactions, complete credit correspondence, review documentation, set up reporting, etc.
  • Portfolio Management – Manage a portfolio of loan accounts while ensuring reporting requirements are met, financial covenant tests are completed correctly and on time, and comprehensive credit reviews are prepared and submitted to the risk group in a timely manner.
  • Management Reporting – Provide management with information on accounts, proactively report on problems or issues, complete reviews and present analysis on borrowers’ financial condition.

Who You Are

  • You hold a BS/BA Degree in Business, Finance, Statistics, Math or Economics, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher; holding a MBA and/or CFA a plus.
  • You must be able to work independently, possess a desire to learn, and quickly develop knowledge of CIBC’s underwriting guidelines & parameters, as well as its commercial banking operations.
  • You must have strong organizational and time management skills, and excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • You must be able to collaborate with all related business partners, internally and externally, and meet established deadlines.
  • Internship experience with commercial banks, business consultants, investment banks, and/or private capital funds (equity or debt) is a plus.
  • Understanding the venture capital / start up ecosystem is a plus.
  • You must be willing to relocate to one of CIBC Innovation Banking’s offices (e.g., San Francisco, CA or Menlo Park, CA) upon completion of the program.
  • You can demonstrate proficiency working with computers and Microsoft Office applications (specifically, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Values matter to you. You bring your real self to work and you live our values – trust, teamwork, and accountability.

At CIBC, we offer a competitive total rewards package. This role has an expected salary range of $90,000 - $110,000 for the New York, NY/ Chicago, IL market based on experience, qualifications, and location of the position. The successful candidate may be eligible to participate in the relevant business unit’s incentive compensation plan, which also may include a discretionary bonus component. CIBC offers a full range of benefits and programs to meet our employee’s needs; including Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability, and Other Insurance Plans, Paid Time Off (including Sick Leave, Parental Leave, and Vacation), Holidays, and 401(k), in addition to other special perks reserved for our team members.

Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location. Additional total compensation and benefits details will be provided during the hiring process.

What CIBC Offers

At CIBC, your goals are a priority. We start with your strengths and ambitions as an employee and strive to create opportunities to tap into your potential. We aspire to give you a career, rather than just a paycheck.

  • We work to recognize you in meaningful, personalized ways including a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, a benefits program*, a vacation offering, wellbeing support, and MomentMakers, our social, points-based recognition program.
  • Our spaces and technological toolkit will make it simple to bring together great minds to create innovative solutions that make a difference for our clients.
  • We cultivate a culture where you can express your ambition through initiatives like Purpose Day; a paid day off dedicated for you to use to invest in your growth and development.
  • Subject to plan and program terms and conditions

What You Need To Know

  • CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation, please contact Mailbox.careers-carrieres@cibc.com
  • You need to be legally eligible to work at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit.

Job Location

IL-120 S LaSalle St

Employment Type


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Banking, Business, Business Banking, Business Development, Client Relationship Management, Credit, Customer Experience (CX), Financial Statements, Innovation, Lending, Portfolio Reviews, Researching, Underwriting


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