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Investment Banking Associate Job Description

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The Investment Banking group serves as a trusted advisor to premier clients, helping them develop their strategic objectives and meet their financial needs. The group provides financing, advisory, and investment services to these clients throughout the world.

Investment Banking Associate Program
comprehensive global training prior to joining your industry or product group

� a six-week training program that simulates real-life work and prepares you for the job
� overview of our principles, global capabilities, and strategic initiatives
� a review of quantitative fundamentals
� detailed instruction on transactions from origination through execution
� extensive hands-on training in valuation techniques and financial modeling
� broad-based exposure to products, services, and work practices in investment banking
� training in the practical use of banking-related technology and general resources
� opportunities to develop a global network of colleagues
� in-class preparation for the Series 7 and 63 exams
� roadmap to customized ongoing training and development throughout your career

� on a team devoted to a specific industry or product
industry groups: chemicals, financial institutions, global energy and power, global industries, healthcare, media, real estate, retail, technology, and telecommunications
product groups: corporate finance, exclusive sales and divestitures, financial sponsors, global leveraged finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity-directs, and private equity-funds
� in a major city in one of the following regions: Americas; Europe, Middle East & Africa; Japan; and Asia Pacific
� determined during the hiring process; based on your interests and the business need

� work closely with senior bankers and experts from other groups
� conduct sophisticated financial analysis and relevant industry research
� develop new business, prepare client presentations and market new products
� structure transactions, price and distribute securities, and close deals


� MBA, JD, or PhD from a top-tier school
� superior academic achievement

� summer associate position in related field
� previous relevant work experience

Skills and abilities
� strong quantitative and analytical skills
� advanced oral and written communication skills
� solid sales and marketing skills
� ability to work independently while functioning as part of a team
� appropriate language capabilities and the ability to obtain appropriate visa status or citizenship for the assignment location

Personal traits
� a high degree of initiative, motivation, and attention to detail
� quick learner


What we offer
� visibility with clients and significant responsibilities on client transactions
� superior classroom training by world-class professors and leading investment bankers plus ongoing training and development designed to address your career needs
� a work environment that combines the best of both worlds - the breadth and resources of a global powerhouse and the collegiality of small expert teams


We are accepting applications for the Private Wealth Management Summer Program. This is a ten-week program designed to have the Summer Associate gain insight into the Private Wealth Management Group within our Investment Management Division. The emphasis is on advising individuals and family groups on their comprehensive investment management needs. The Summer Associate will spend a two-week rotation in a regional office in either Boston, Chicago, Miami, Houston or San Francisco and eight weeks in the New York office. At the end of the program he or she will be considered for a permanent position in one of these offices depending on the regional placement during the summer. The program will include a number of business simulation exercises, plus group and individual projects. Other components of the program will include: business unit sponsored presentations and activities, ongoing training and dinners/ social activities, role-play simulations, and other instructional events conducted by Goldman Sachs professionals on a broad range of topics.

Overview The Private Wealth Management Group: identifies new business opportunities; develops and prepares marketing presentations that address asset allocation, the selection of Investment Managers in equities, fixed income and alternative investments; works in conjunction with investment research and other areas of the firm to respond to client needs; analyzes client equity, fixed income and alternative investment portfolios; works on discrete projects related to strategic planning, product development and other marketing infrastructure issues.

The Summer Associate will experience being part of a relationship management team responsible for marketing new business and managing existing client relationships with wealthy individuals and families.

* Participates in classes, role-play simulations, and other instructional events conducted by Goldman Sachs professionals on a broad range of topics, including portfolio construction and management, selling techniques, trading language, investment analysis and market specific knowledge in conjunction with investment research and other areas of the firm to respond to client needs.

* Ongoing lead generation project to support regional affiliated office.
* Completes projects and presentations on various products, market strategies, key transactions and research analysis for various business units

* Entrepreneurial
* Record of demonstrated academic and extracurricular achievement
* Interest in financial markets
* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
* Strong analytical and writing skills
* Team player
* Detail-orientated
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
* Creative thinker
* Commitment to excellence

In your cover letter, please indicate interest in one or more of these cities: Boston, Chicago, Miami, Houston, or San Francisco.


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