As a London-based generalist Associate in Investment Banking, you will be exposed to a range of investment banking activities as you work with experienced financial and strategic decision makers on several teams across a variety of products, industries and clients, making a significant contribution at every stage of a deal. During the Associate Program, your projects could involve mergers, IPOs or financing new ventures. You may be in charge of a competitive auction process to divest a business, identify potential strategic acquisition targets, negotiate with companies over the financing of a new project, organise a road show for potential investors in a major new equity offering, or advise their team on how to tackle a complex piece of analysis. After your first year, you will begin to specialise in an industry, product or geographic region.
The Investment Banking Division (IBD) Associate Program begins with three weeks of intensive training in London. You will build your technical knowledge on various topics including valuation interpretation and application, financial statement analysis, capital structure, financing solutions, M&A processes and analysis, before joining the wider Associate class for an experiential professional skills course. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulatory examinations are mandatory during your initial training, and full support and guidance will be provided. The Program also includes multiple social events that will assist in building your professional network. Additionally, the Firm offers a number of optional training courses throughout the year.