Research Associate – Aerospace and Defense, Equity Research

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Jefferies
  • 19 Feb 19

Research Associate – Aerospace and Defense, Equity Research

Jefferies, the global investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for 50 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 research and execution services in equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, futures and commodities markets, and a full range of investment banking services including underwriting, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and recapitalization, and other advisory services, with all businesses now operating across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jefferies LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE: JEF).

Jefferies is seeking an associate for its Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Equity Research team which covers approximately 30 stocks. In this role, the associate will have the opportunity to analyze industry macro trends and company financials under the direction of a Senior Analyst. The associate will be primarily responsible for building and maintaining financial models and industry databases insuring correct and up-to-date information for research reports that are distributed to internal/external clients. The associate will also work closely with the team to write the aforementioned reports, including earnings reports, company reports, monthly/weekly publications and initiation reports. As part of this process, the associate will also review business and trade publications, annual reports, financial filings and other sources in order to gather, synthesize and interpret data on companies followed by the US A&D Team. Over time, the associate will also be responsible for communicating recommendations to sales, trading and clients. In addition, the associate will help develop marketing materials for clients, meet with management teams of companies and attend industry conferences where appropriate.

Required Background:

  • Bachelors Degree with high GPA
  • Strong academic background, with a focus on accounting, finance, or economics preferred
  • 1 year of related financial services experience, preferably in sell-side/buy-side equity research or investment banking
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills - strong excel skills will be critical
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a time sensitive environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Resourcefulness, entrepreneurial spirit and proven leadership qualities

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong interest in Aerospace and Defense
  • Solid experience in business modeling and financial statement analysis
  • Securities licensing a plus (Series 7/63 and 86/87)