Analyst - FIG Coverage - European Insurance Team

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nomura
  • 08 Jan 18 2018-01-08

Nomura is looking to hire an Analyst to join its European Insurance Coverage group within the Investment Banking Division

Job title: Analyst

Function / Sector Financial Institutions Group (FIG)/ European Insurance Team

Department: Investment Banking Division

Location: London

Nomura Overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Financial Institutions Group

FIG is the largest team in Investment Banking and executes high profile deals, providing analysts and associates with unparalleled deal execution experience. It is a dominant revenue contributor in the EMEA Investment Banking Division. The group has a decentralised coverage model with a multi-national senior team providing on-the-ground presence. The team is closely integrated with key product teams across Global Finance (Equity Advisory and Debt Capital Markets, Insurance and Risk Solutions Group, etc.).

Sector coverage within the group includes insurers, banks, asset managers, private banks, financial sponsors with investments in FIG sectors and specialty finance (consumer finance, leasing, etc.).

The FIG group has recently advised a number of blue chip financial institutions on key corporate finance transactions. Selected recent deals include:

  • Financial advisor to Permira on the acquisition of Towry by Tilney Bestinvest
  • Sole financial advisor to Zurich on the acquisition of the life insurance business of Macquarie in Australia
  • Financial advisor to the Government of Serbia, EBRD, IFC on the sale of Komercijalna
  • Sole financial advisor to Ageas on the acquisition of AXA Portugal
  • Joint Book runner on placing and open offer and Joint Corporate Broker in connection with the merger of Just Retirement and Partnership
  • Sole financial advisor to Covea on the acquisition of 5.64% stake in SCOR
  • Financial advisor to MSI on the acquisition of Amlin
  • Sole financial advisor to ABANCA for the outsourcing of its Depositary Activities to Cecabank
  • Financial and strategic advisory on SFPI-FPIM Shareholdings including Belfius and Ethias
  • Advisor to the Hellenic Republic on the Strategic Plan for the management of NPLs

Key tasks

  • Assisting in execution of on-going deals within the group, e.g. M&A transactions, capital raising etc., with focus on insurance transactions
  • Supporting senior bankers delivering strategic advice to clients, with focus on insurance clients
    • Strategic idea generation
    • Preparation of pitch book and discussion materials
    • Data analysis
    • Modelling (operating models, capital models, merger models, LBO, etc.)Skills and qualifications
  • Experience of working within Investment Banking, Transaction Services/ Corporate Finance Group of Big 4 Accountancy Firm, boutique advisory firm with a focus on Insurance, as well as within a Corporate Finance/ M&A team of an insurance company
  • In addition to English, proficiency in a European language (preferably German and Spanish/ Portuguese) would be highly desirable
  • Detail orientated and accurate
  • Aptitude for financial analysis
  • Mastery of complex modelling
  • Ability to identify key issues, draw conclusions and raise questions about results
  • Takes ownership and drives processes forward
  • Prioritises and coordinates projects effectively
  • Embraces and balances new / differing ways of thinking / working
  • Keeps senior team members updated, manages expectations / able to use constructive feedback to resolve conflict
  • Builds collaborative and productive working relationships / willingly works with others to share information
  • Develops and trains junior team members
  • Judgment: knows when/how to escalate and compromise / responds positively to changing needs and circumstances/is able to change direction quickly
  • Seeks to develop/ learns from experience / proactively participates in own and others' career progression

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