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Jefferies 2021 Investment Banking Associate - New York, Metals & Mining Group

What you can expect
Jefferies’ lean deal team structure affords Associates the opportunity to work closely with senior bankers on pitches and live deals while overseeing Analysts’ work product. Tasks go well beyond performing fundamental analysis and research into companies and markets. An Associate is expected to understand market implications, identify key industry and product trends and provide input on pitch and deal material to enhance client deliverables. Associates add value to the team from day one. They are expected to think creatively and pursue their projects with excellence, a collaborative spirit, and with the highest levels of integrity.

Following an enriching training program, Associates 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. These events help Associates develop lasting personal and professional relationships with peers and senior bankers that will serve as the foundation for a successful career. As a way to help maximize your experience with us, Associates receive formal performance reviews.

Associate responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Performing and reviewing financial valuation, discounted cash flow and comparable companies multiples-based analyses 
  • Building and using financial models 
  • Preparing pitch books 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, M&A and restructuring and recapitalization 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 participate on active deal teams. Successful Jefferies’ Associates 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 in the process of completing the second year of a two-year MBA degree or equivalent. Although a background in accounting or finance is helpful, we hire Associates who have studied a variety of disciplines.

New York, NY: Metals & Mining Group
The Jefferies Metals & Mining Investment Banking Group is a global team of 22 experienced professionals based in New York London, and Sydney. The team operates as a sub-group of the broader Global Industrials team. Since 2016, the Metals & Mining team has successfully completed over 40 transactions across all investment banking products – M&A, equity, debt and restructuring. The aggregate deal volume of these transactions amounts to more than $23 billion. The Metals & Mining team covers all major Metals & Mining subsectors, including steel, aluminum, specialty metals, coal, iron ore, precious metals and base metals. The team has numerous transactions in the pipeline with mandates across all subsectors, geographies and all investment banking product categories.