Taxable Fixed Income Summer Analyst - Summer 2018

Areas of Interest:

Sales & Trading


Chicago, Illinois

Date Posted:


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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.

About the Team:

The taxable fixed income group makes markets in high yield and investment grade bonds, preferred stock, and asset-backed securities.  The group serves institutional investors, including hedge funds, asset managers, and insurance company investors, in the U.S. and Europe.  

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

As a summer analyst, you will receive a unique opportunity to work with a team of institutional salespeople, traders, and desk analysts over the course of the 10-week program.  After an initial training period, summer analysts will gain exposure to the three primary areas of the taxable fixed income market:  sales, trading, and credit analysis. 

The summer program also includes training, community service, and social events. After completion of the program, we hope to have our summer analysts join us as full-time analysts upon graduation.


  •      Pursuing undergraduate bachelor’s degree with anticipated graduation between December 2018 and June 2019
  •      Undergraduate major: all majors considered; Accounting and Finance preferred
  •      Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above preferred
  •      Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  •      Detail oriented with strong analytical abilities
  •      General understanding of accounting and finance
  •      Ability to work well as part of a team 
  •      Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  •      Adaptability to a constantly changing environment and ability to manage through change with a high degree of emotional maturity
  •      Highly motivated, detail oriented, team player
  •      Willingness to be located in Chicago

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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