Aviation Financing/Leasing

Hello all,

I'm currently a Credit Underwriting Associate at a financial institution, primarily focused on provided Asset Based Loan (ABL) for the Healthcare industry, I also have experience in ABL for the general industries, i'm only 5 years into my career after a finance degree, my ultimate goal is to get into a firm that provides Aviation financing/leasing and looking for some guidance on skill sets required as typically aviation financing/leasing teams are very small and my experience with one firm has been that people tend to stay in their roles for a long -time (until they retire). My questions are:

1) What skills are required in Aviation financing/leasing, I have a general sense as to what they are looking for and my background in U/W has some overlap, but want to know if I am missing something specific? I have experience in debt documents, but clueless on lease structures.

2) I am sitting on an offer from a REIT for a portfolio management role in managing their Healthcare Assets. The REIT basically purchases the assets and leases them to experience operators. The offer is the same as what I currently make, so that's not an incentive for me to move, but i'm trying to figure out if I will acquire any new skill sets that will help me better prepare for a career in aviation financing/leasing? I will be exposed to structuring leases for the operators - not sure if that will help in aviation or if aviation leasing is similar in any way?

Any guidance would be appreciated!

Start Discussion

Career Advancement Opportunities

August 2022 Investment Banking

  • Jefferies & Company (▲03) 99.6%
  • Lincoln International (= =) 99.2%
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (▲03) 98.8%
  • RBC Capital Markets (▲08) 98.4%
  • Houlihan Lokey (▲05) 98.0%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

August 2022 Investment Banking

  • Lincoln International (▲06) 99.6%
  • Jefferies & Company (▲11) 99.2%
  • Greenhill (▲07) 98.8%
  • PJT Partners (▽02) 98.4%
  • Macquarie Group Limited ABN (▲22) 98.0%

Professional Growth Opportunities

August 2022 Investment Banking

  • Jefferies & Company (▲04) 99.6%
  • Lincoln International (▲04) 99.2%
  • RBC Capital Markets (▲12) 98.8%
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (▲05) 98.4%
  • Houlihan Lokey (▲05) 98.0%

Total Avg Compensation

August 2022 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (10) $613
  • Vice President (37) $394
  • Associates (199) $256
  • 2nd Year Analyst (121) $162
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (17) $156
  • 1st Year Analyst (386) $150
  • Intern/Summer Associate (79) $147
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (301) $92