CIB - Investment Banking - FIG (Benelux coverage) French or Dutch apeaker - Associate - London

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Our business

J.P. Morgan has operated in Europe for nearly 200 years and has a sophisticated local market presence across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Within the region, J.P. Morgan has an unparalleled client base and leadership across the spectrum of financial services products. As our largest operation outside of the U.S., our regional head office in London is complemented by a strong regional footprint, with offices in more than 30 countries across the region. The Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB), which consists of Banking and Markets and Investor Services, supports a broad range of corporations, investors, institutions, governments and municipal entities by providing strategic advice, capital raising and risk management expertise. J.P. Morgan advises clients globally on a wide range of strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, asset purchases and dispositions, joint ventures, corporate defense assignments, restructurings and reorganizations.

Departmental description

The J.P. Morgan European Financial Institutions (“FIG”) Team is responsible for origination and execution of public and private M&A and capital markets transactions involving corporate, government and financial sponsor clients in the broad Financials Institutions sector. The team has a network of relationships with the most prominent Financial Institutions in the Europe and Middle East regions. J.P. Morgan’s FIG Team is the largest Investment Banking FIG team in Europe and has been the consistent market leader (#1) in terms of Investment Banking revenue over the last three years.

Position Summary:

We have an open opportunity for an experienced full-time Junior Investment Banking Associate level in the Benelux team within the broader EMEA Financial Institutions Group.

As an Associate, the candidate will be a key player in the execution of the Firm's business. She/he will work closely with the Benelux team to address the needs of our clients and contribute to building J.P. Morgan's franchise and reputation in the marketplace. She/he would be expected to partner across teams to develop strategies for clients, build detailed financial models, analyse market data and prepare client presentations. She/he would also manage client transactions from pitch to close under the guidance of senior team leaders, prepare detailed valuation analyses, models and presentations as well as come up with innovative and creative ways to solve complex, real-world business challenges.

Our robust continuing education program will further enhance the candidate’s on-going development and career progression.

Most importantly, the candidate will be highly enthusiastic about J.P. Morgan's mission and be driven and committed to its success.

Core responsibilities

  • Participate in the "full cycle" of transactional execution including preparing marketing pitches, reviewing and formulating financial analysis, preparing and presenting internal committee memoranda and client presentations for use in M&A and capital markets transactions or strategic dialogue
  • Develop expertise in the quantitative and analytical practices used to develop strategic, capital structure and valuation recommendations to clients and work along-side senior bankers in providing relationship support and executing transactions
  • Transaction execution: support due diligence, document preparation, negotiation etc. and liaising with relevant counterpart(s) at the client/other advisers (accountants, lawyers, etc.)
  • Keeping abreast of key market developments and establishing knowledge of the target client base and relevant market dynamics
  • Training, coaching and mentoring of junior colleagues
  • Preference for candidates with prior investment banking (or similar relevant) experience, preferably dealing with financial institutions
  • Dutch or French language skills
  • Perfectly fluent in English. Additional foreign language skills, while not required, are desirable
  • Strong analytical thinking skills
  • Willingness to develop and ability to learn quickly
  • Good organizational skills and rigorous eye for detail
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to work in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment
  • Strong team player
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or equivalent)
This role encompasses the performance of UK regulated activity. The successful candidate will therefore be subject to meeting UK regulatory requirements in the assessment of fitness, propriety, knowledge and competence (as assessed by the Firm) and (where appropriate) approval by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and/or the Prudential Regulation Authority to carry out such activities.

Investment Banking (GIB)

Within Investment Banking, the firm works with a broad range of issuer clients, including corporations, institutions and governments, to provide comprehensive strategic advice, capital raising and risk management expertise. In-depth, industry-specific expertise and regional market acumen enable our industry coverage teams to serve the evolving needs of clients around the world. Our first-class business in a first-class way approach to serving clients drives everything we do. We strive to build trusted, long-term relationships by taking a holistic and forward-looking view on our relationships, and identifying ways to help clients achieve their most important business objectives.

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 $24 trillion of assets under custody and $420 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.

“JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of the UK Government’s Disability Confident Scheme.”