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 financings and M&A 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 program 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 – Financial Sponsors Group
Jefferies’ Financial Sponsors Group (“FSG”) offers global coverage of 500+ private equity funds and alternative investment firms. The group is led by a team of 11 senior bankers in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London, with extended coverage in Europe and Asia. The Financial Sponsors Group utilizes its ability to partner across industry and product groups to deliver the firm’s resources in leveraged finance, M&A/advisory and equity.
The Financial Sponsors Group is actively looking for a 2021 full-time Analyst. The role will require extensive interaction with all senior members of the FSG team, all Jefferies investment banking teams, and external private equity clients. As an Analyst on the FSG team, you will gain exposure to all facets of investment banking, across all industry groups and products.