I really appreciate the exposure to various types of financing strategies. At my level, I don't participate in negotiating the price of debt or the kind of structure to be implemented on behalf of clients. Yet I'm learning a tremendous amount since my fellow team members always take the time to explain to me what they're doing and why, as well as the stakes involved in the transaction. This willingness to share has provided me with an understanding well beyond the scope of my mission.
We need to propose customised financing solutions that take into account both client and market constraints. Moreover, the sector of structured finance introduces plenty of creativity. Each client is unique, eliminating any possibility of a standard solution and instead developing personalised approaches. This continual reassessment is another appealing aspect.
Last but not least, I'd also like to underscore the excellent coaching the Bank's managerial staff have provided not only to me but all interns. As of the first month, emphasis is placed on training and throughout the internship the team remained available to answer my questions, which has been extremely valuable and no doubt contributed to the great amount of trust I felt during subsequent missions.