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Investment Banking - Leveraged Finance - 1st Year Associate

Req #: 180028913
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Investment Banking
Job Description:

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.


With one of the broadest client franchises in the world, J.P. Morgan offers a full platform that enables the firm to develop some of the most complete and innovative financial solutions in the industry. The Firm has global leadership positions in all of its key products - capital raising, mergers and acquisitions advisory, restructuring, risk management and research.


Syndicated and Leveraged Finance (SLF) comprises JPMorgan's syndicated loan and high yield bond product groups within the firm's Investment Banking Line of Business. The group focuses on structuring and syndicating permanent financing for numerous purposes including working capital, capital projects, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and recapitalizations. JPMorgan holds commanding leadership positions across these product specialties. As a result of the firm's strong market position, an associate will have a high execution-to-pitch ratio and will have a chance to participate in "headline" transactions. Transactions involve high-level interaction with senior bankers across the bank and executive management within client firms. Professionals within Syndicated and Leveraged Finance gain critical skills in financial analysis, capital structure corporate finance, risk assessment, due diligence, deal structuring and credit document negotiations.  


An associate will join one of the SLF industry groups and will develop expertise on one or a few industries. The associate will focus on analyzing and identifying optimal and marketable capital structure solutions for the client.  They will be responsible for deal coordination efforts across internal and external parties including coverage, credit, legal and client teams.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Performing financial modeling and financial statement analysis

  • Determining cash flow and asset-based debt capacity based on a wide range of business models

  • Drives the preparation of customized term sheets, capital markets and credit approval packages and marketing materials

  • Preparing presentation materials and participating in client meetings

  • Preparing investor marketing materials and arranging investor meetings

  • Interacting with client firms and investors

  • Conducting extensive due diligence on Companies

  • Coordinating communication across numerous internal and external

  • Conducting industry and product research as well as comparables analysis

  • Primary responsibility for reviewing all work prepared by analysts including financial models

  • Significant interaction with clients and investors

  • Accompany management on road shows during the marketing phase of transactions


  • 3+ years of experience in Investment Banking, Credit Risk or related fields is preferred

  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills with the ability to synthesize large amounts of information and help develop innovative client solutions

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Well organized and able to efficiently manage projects with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task and meet time sensitive deadlines

  • Excellent presentation skills; comfortable presenting to client senior management, investors and senior members of the firm 

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