Placement and duration

The Analyst Program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to master the analytical, quantitative and interpersonal skills necessary to develop an exciting and rewarding career on Wall Street. Analysts joining Public Finance will participate in a six-week intensive Training Program in both Public Finance and Sales & Trading in New York. Analysts are then placed directly with a group in Public Finance where opportunities exist in one of the following product areas: Infrastructure (States, Cities and Local Governments), Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Institutions, Healthcare, Affordable Housing, Public Power and Utilities and Syndicate.

Training program

All new Analysts participate in an intensive Firmwide orientation program, which covers the Firm's businesses, the transition from an academic setting to a corporate environment and opportunities for establishing a network throughout the Firm, globally. The Analysts then attend divisional training where they learn the core skills required to be successful on the job. The curriculum includes daily market updates, accounting courses, credit risk analysis, business overview speaker sessions, product and technical training and registration preparation. In addition, Public Finance Analysts receive training in municipal finance, tax-exempt municipal bond math, credit derivatives, options and yield curve fundamentals. Analysts have several opportunities to network with peers, mentors and managers through team-building sessions, learning lunches, community service, social events and more.

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Responsibilities

Analysts in Public Finance will be an integral member of the team and will be expected to:

  • Draft presentation materials, memos and responses to Requests for Proposals to generate new business.
  • Develop structuring, cash flow financial models, primarily for bond transactions.
  • Communicate complex ideas and solutions with potential and existing clients.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are pursuing an undergraduate degree in your final year of study.
  • You have a minimum GPA of 3.0 GPA.
  • You have a compelling interest in and knowledge of the financial markets, specifically in municipals and public finance.
  • You have an advanced knowledge of MS Excel (preferred).
  • Strong work ethic, collaborative, ability to multi-task.
  • Adaptable, versatile, and analytical.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.