Associate - Leverage Finance: Our client is large middle market investment bank with operations in all the major financial services hubs globally. This position is located in Chicago, IL and supports the Leverage Finance Banking Group. You would be part of an 18-person team that works with diversified, mid-to-large capitalization companies across a variety of industries.
Under limited supervision, Associates are charged with drafting internal and external documents and marketing materials
Take a lead role in executing transactions while working with clients, attorneys, investors and other senior professionals on a daily basis.
They will coach and mentor Analysts/Interns and build cross functional relationships within Lev Fin.
Associates support prospecting, idea generation, structuring and transaction execution activities for leverage finance relationships
Associates develop the experience to function as the second or third person in a relationship team for capital markets and leveraged finance idea generation and pitch activity, as well as transaction execution.
Corporate Banking Associates play a critical role on the team, and work closely with senior corporate banking professionals to help drive the growth of the business.
Associates must demonstrate a mastery of financial and accounting concepts to facilitate the creation and review of in-depth financial models involved in transactions.
As a result, strong organizational, communication and leadership skills are necessary to be effective in the position.
BA/BS from a leading program; concentration in Finance or MBA preferred
Minimum of 4 years work experience required
Previous background in financial services, leverage finance, capital markets and/or experience as an Analyst
Mastery of financial and accounting concepts to facilitate the creation or review of in-depth financial models involved in transactions
Ability to understand complex financial products and desire for significant transaction execution responsibility
Proven analytical ability and attention to detail
Intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for financial matters especially capital formation, balance sheet and risk management
Strong organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills
Superior written and oral communication skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment