Leveraged Finance Capital Markets Analyst

Jefferies New York, NY
Jefferies, the global investment banking firm focused on serving clients for over 50 years, is a leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. The firm provides a full range of investment banking, sales, trading, research and strategy across the spectrum of equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, futures and commodities, and also select asset and wealth management strategies, in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK), a diversified holding company.

Responsibilities

The Leveraged Finance Capital Markets analyst plays an important part in helping to structure and execute new issue leveraged transactions by bridging information between both industry and product bankers and the leveraged finance sales force. The analyst will be placed directly with the Leveraged Finance Capital Markets group in New York City for direct hands on training. The group is comprised of professionals who execute both High Yield Corporate Bonds and Leveraged Loans. The Leveraged Finance Capital Markets Group offers the candidate the unique opportunity to work with every industry group within the firm, as well as gain exposure to senior management of a multitude of companies.

The Leveraged Finance Capital Markets group affords analysts the opportunity to work directly with senior bankers during the structuring phase of a pitch and on live transactions. In addition, the analyst will have direct contact with the largest high yield sales force on Wall Street and exposure to our institutional account base. The successful execution of a leveraged finance transaction draws on the integrity and accurateness of the analyst's work and goes well beyond simple analysis. They are expected to understand the implications of the market, identify key trends in the marketplace, and be accretive to the group from day one by contributing to the group's discourse. Analysts are encouraged to think creatively and pursue their projects with excellence while embracing a collaborative spirit.

Analyst responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

* Tracking current market statistics including deals in the market and priced transactions

* Helping design the marketing strategy with execution teams and our account base

* Supporting the group with research on comparable transactions for pitches and the selling and structuring of bond and loan transactions

* Provide research and statistics to potential clients

* Interact with sales force and account base in answering diligence

Training and Development –

The analyst will sit for and be expected to pass for the series 7, 79 and 63 exams during their first months on the desk.

Qualifications

Requirements:

* 0-1 years of Investment Banking or Capital Markets experience required, leveraged finance experience preferred, but not required.

Successful Jefferies Analysts will be 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, intense 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 a four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Although a background in accounting or finance is helpful, we hire Analysts who have studied a variety of disciplines. Prior Leveraged Finance or Investment Banking experience is beneficial, but not required.