Direct Lending Associate

Ref: LB49581

Highly competitive

My client, a global top alternative asset manager, is seeking an Associate within the European Direct Lending Group. This role provides candidates with a unique opportunity to join a growing group that offers significant exposure to all phases of the investment process. The team have an exceptionally strong track record and reputation in the market.


This hire will provide support for the sourcing, underwriting and credit analysis of potential new investments, assist in deal closings and be involved in investment monitoring.

The role will involve:

  • Performing detailed financial and market research and analysis that forms the basis for investment decisions
  • Screening new investment opportunities
  • Preparing various complex financial models
  • Preparing investment committee memos
  • Assisting in negotiating and preparing the legal documentation
  • Assisting in investment closings
  • Meeting with management teams and sponsors when assessing new opportunities and monitoring the existing portfolio


Successful candidates will have:

  • Gained relevant transactional experience gained in either investment banking, Big 4 corporate finance or principal investing
  • Strong analytical, financial and quantitative skills and the ability to work well with limited supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work effectively in a collegial, fast-moving and dynamic environment

To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Lorianne Burge: quoting reference LB499581.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a leading recruiter of debt and credit investment professionals for 30 years. We work with a highly diversified client group, including Private Debt, Direct Lending, Credit Opportunities, Mezzanine Funds, Distressed Debt and Special Situations Funds, handling jobs from Analyst to Partner level. We have offices in the UK and continental Europe. For further information, please see

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