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Acquisition/Leveraged Finance Assoc – London

3 August 2016


About J.P. Morgan
J.P. Morgan is a leader in financial services, working in collaboration across the globe to deliver the best solutions and advice to meet our clients’ needs, anywhere in the world. We operate in 150 countries, and hold leadership positions across our businesses. We have an exceptional team of employees who work hard to do the right thing for our clients and the firm, every day. This is why we are one of the most respected financial institutions in the world – and why we can offer you an outstanding career.

Position Summary
As an Associate in Investment Banking, you will work with top-tier professionals at the heart of a leading global investment bank. With hands-on learning opportunities, mentoring and feedback, and numerous development opportunities, you will gain a strong career foundation in financial services. Our Associates are the anchors of each team and are expected to make a personal impact right from the start.

Our business
JPMorgan helps the world’s most prominent companies solve problems and seize opportunities, whether by raising capital or by shaping their corporate strategy and structure. Investment Banking is the first point of contact for most clients, who include multinational corporations, governments, financial institutions, private equity firms and institutional investors. Our professionals take the long view of each client’s needs and assess the best ways for them to execute their strategy. Often, members of the deal team interact on a daily basis with the client’s CEO and CFO, providing advice on the entire spectrum of JPMorgan products. That means offering the right solution at the right time, always putting the client’s needs first.

Our Investment Banking groups are organized to provide either product, sector or country expertise to our clients. These teams collaborate to provide a variety of products to clients in each sector. The team members become experts in their product, sector or country.

Key responsibilities
As an Investment Banking Associate within Acquisition and Leveraged Finance (ALF), you will work as part of a team on acquisition financings and leveraged buy-outs, refinancings as well as debt advisory, capital structure and liability management assignments, involving various financing products, such as loans and high yield bonds, serving corporate clients, financial sponsor clients and clients in the infrastructure industry.

As an Investment Banking Associate your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Building and using financial models
  • Performing credit analysis and preparation of credit memos
  • Preparing offering and marketing materials for loans or high yield bonds (e.g. information
  • memorandums and prospectus, rating/roadshow/lender presentations)
  • Preparing and participating in deal pitches
  • Executing end-to-end client transactions

The work is fast-paced, demanding and intellectually stimulating. We look for candidates with the following:

  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Experience within a front office Investment Banking environment is preferable, ideally within
  • Acquisition and Leveraged Finance, M&A/industry teams
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

You should also be adaptable, able to manage projects independently and be ready to assume a high level of responsibility as a member of a team. A well-rounded academic background with coursework in finance or economics is recommended.

About J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank 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. Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at

JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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