Investment Banking Associate

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Investment Banking


London, England

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Company Description:

William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates worldwide. For more information, please visit

About the Team:

Investment Banking's global footprint provides opportunities to deliver highly strategic advice to market-leading companies around the world. Guided by our unwavering commitment to our clients’ success and motivated by our vision to build the premier global boutique investment bank, we provide the industry’s brightest minds with the opportunity to thrive in an energetic, entrepreneurial environment and team-oriented culture. Our mission is to provide bold, creative advice to clients and leadership in our markets and our communities

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

•Support Principals and Vice Presidents in all phases of capital raising transactions through research, drafting material, buyer list creation, financial analysis, due diligence, road show and/or management presentation preparation and logistics management.  
•Assist Principals and Vice Presidents in searching for and recommending new business through financial analyses and research. Participates in the selling/pitching process to new clients.
•Manage analyst capacity on live and prospective transactions to ensure all phases of execution are completed and/or delegated appropriately.
•Participate in any other activities determined by Principals, Vice Presidents or clients. 


•Minimum four years prior work experience preferred; at least two years of financial services industry experience required
•Series 79 and 63 licenses required; may be obtained while employed
•Strong accounting and financial statement analysis skills with attention to detail
•Committed to satisfying internal and external customers
•Proficiency in financial modeling techniques using Excel
•Ability to manage expectations of senior bankers, analysts and clients while working on projects simultaneously
•Excellent mathematical, writing, verbal and computer skills

As a William Blair associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.

William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.

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