2022 Investment Banking Associate - New York, Latin America


New York
Investment Banking
Full Time Associate

About the job

Jefferies, the global investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for over 60 years. Headquartered in New York, with offices in over 30 cities around the world, the firm provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage and securities research, as well as wealth and asset management. The firm provides a full range of investment banking services including underwriting, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and recapitalization, and other advisory services across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jefferies is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE: JEF), a diversified holding company.


Jefferies Investment Banking Latin America Group provides a full suite of advisory and capital markets capabilities to clients across a number of sectors in Latin America.


The Latin American Group is actively looking for an Associate for our New York office to help support the Generalist Coverage team working across the region. Many companies are headquartered in the region, and multiple International companies have operations or are planning to start operations in Latin America, and the region is experiencing significant economic growth. The candidate will be working closely with the Head of the Latin America Group and other Managing Directors with a focus on a region with significant M&A, equity and debt deal activity across all industry sectors. The candidate will also have the opportunity to learn how to be a calling officer and will ultimately have the ability to call on private and public companies over the next several years.


  • Lead the execution of equity and debt financings, M&A, and restructuring and recapitalization transactions.
  • Perform financial valuation, discounted cash flow, pro forma merger, precedent transaction, and comparable companies’ analyses.
  • Prepare pitch books and live deal materials, including offering memoranda, confidential information memoranda, management presentations, lender presentations, and prospectuses.
  • Analyze detailed corporate and financial information, as well as conduct due diligence.
  • Develop client relationships through deal execution and pitching.

These responsibilities afford direct and active interaction with the senior executive management teams of our clients.


  • Native Portuguese or Spanish fluency
  • Familiar with business and capital markets environment in Latin America.
  • MBA with 1+ years of investment banking experience OR an Undergraduate degree with 3+ years of investment banking experience
  • Work on the execution of mandates for Latin American clients in which language skills are critical.
  • Familiarity with basic modeling and structuring for cross broader M&A transactions and structuring and execution process for debt and equity capital market offerings.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-lingual projects
  • Currently living in New York, or willing to relocate.


  • Excellent financial modeling, financial statement analysis, and accounting skills / knowledge.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to lead a variety of transactions and projects simultaneously.
  • Resourceful self-starter; able to work autonomously.
  • Demonstrated team player and leader.

At Jefferies, we believe that diversity fosters creativity, innovation and thought leadership through the infusion of new ideas and perspectives. We have made a commitment to building a culture that provides opportunities for all employees regardless of our differences and supports a workforce that is reflective of the communities where we work and live. As a result, we are able to pool our collective insights and intelligence to provide fresh and innovative thinking for our clients.

Jefferies is an equal employment opportunity employer. We practice equal opportunity for all, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, genetic information, reproductive health decisions, or any other factor protected by law. We are committed to hiring the most qualified applicants and complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws. As part of this commitment, Jefferies will extend reasonable accommodations to individuals with qualified disabilities, as appropriate, under applicable law.

It is Jefferies’ policy that all employees and visitors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter any Jefferies office or participate in any Jefferies or client event in person. Should an offer of employment be made, your acceptance of that offer means that you will comply with this policy.

This opportunity is closed to applications.