What you can expect
Jefferies Investment Banking Analysts have the unique opportunity to gain insight into a global, client-focused investment bank and experience an entrepreneurial environment where employees have the opportunity to make an immediate impact and are rewarded for performance. Our Analysts are exposed to Jefferies’ full range of top-tier investment banking products and leading industry expertise by working closely with senior bankers on pitches and live deals. Our lean deal team structure will not only provide you with unparalleled hands-on experience, it will help you develop lasting personal and professional relationships with peers and senior bankers that will serve as the foundation for a successful career.
Following an enriching orientation and training program, Analysts will begin working on their day-to-day responsibilities, with support from colleagues serving as both instructors and mentors. Jefferies’ collegial program also offers a series of social and educational events to further enhance your professional development and grow your network. As a way to help maximize your experience with us, Analysts receive performance reviews at the mid-year and year-end points.
In addition to performing fundamental analysis and research into companies and markets, Analysts are challenged to think creatively, offer their input, and add value to the team from day one. As with everyone at Jefferies, Analysts are expected to pursue their projects with excellence, a collaborative spirit, and with the highest levels of integrity.
Analyst responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Performing financial valuation, discounted cash flow and multiples-based analyses
- Building and using financial models
- Preparing pitchbooks and live deal materials, such as offering memorandums and prospectuses
- Conducting industry and product research
- Analyzing detailed corporate and financial information
- Participating in the execution of private equity secondary transactions
What we look for in a candidate
We look for candidates who are eager to make an impact by doing real, hands-on work and participating on active deal teams. Successful Jefferies Analysts are able to multitask and manage a variety of projects simultaneously. Candidates must demonstrate professionalism and client management skills together with strong technical, written and verbal communication skills. The work is fast paced, challenging and intellectually stimulating. The ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines, be adaptable and work both independently and as part of a team are essential traits of a successful candidate. You should have a strong academic background and be completing the senior year of a four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent program. Although a background in accounting or finance can be helpful, we hire Analysts who have studied a variety of disciplines.
WORK WITH US – Jefferies Private Capital Advisory (“PCA”)
PCA is the secondary advisory team within Jefferies. PCA is primarily focused on advising clients on secondary market transactions of private equity fund interests and other illiquid alternative assets. Our professionals work closely with private equity fund sponsors seeking to utilize the secondary market to restructure or recapitalize funds or selectively generate liquidity through secondary direct transactions. Our clients also include large institutional investors looking to actively manage their private fund portfolios, such as public and private pensions, university endowments, foundations, financial institutions, corporations, as well as family offices and ultra-high net worth individuals.