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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Entry Level
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Experienced Investment Banking Associate

For nearly 95 years, Baird has provided high-quality financial advice and services with clients' best interests in mind. Employee owned and independent, Baird serves individuals, foundations, organizations and municipalities across the country as well as corporations and institutions around the world from more than 100 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Baird has more than $171 billion in client assets.

Baird's Equity Capital Markets group includes more than 500 professionals in research, institutional sales and trading, and investment banking. Baird is also home to a global private equity group, Baird Capital that has invested in more than 280 companies over its history.

As one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For ® since 2004, Baird attracts many of the financial service industry's leading and most experienced professionals as well as top talent from the nation's finest universities. From day one, our new associates benefit from collaborative, mentoring relationships, often interacting with senior executives at the companies we cover and getting to know our best institutional clients. The result is a truly enriching experience that provides opportunities to build your existing skills and develop a keen understanding of the industry.

Discover a firm with a vested interest in your professional future.

We are seeking a highly motivated, Investment Banking Associate. This role is in our Chicago office.

As an Investment Banking Associate, you will:
  • P lay an integral role on investment banking teams.
  • Provide execution support for public equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other financial advisory services for clients across a number of sectors.
  • Lead the preparation of company valuations, financial models, company marketing documents and client presentations in addition to performing research and various analyses in support of new business generation.
  • Hone your skills by working closely with senior bankers and client senior management on a variety of transactions.

What makes this opportunity great:
  • Work closely with client management and C-Suite executive team through M&A process
  • Work closely with senior bankers to have direct impact on the deal process
  • Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership

What we look for:
  • Candidates must have three to five years of work experience in a financial or quantitative role. Experience working for a top-tier investment bank is preferred.
  • Baird values superior intellect, demonstrated leadership ability, attention to detail, effective team play and a commitment to excellence.
  • Candidates must display proven analytical skills and an ability to learn in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
  • Candidates must have a proven academic record.
  • Series 63 & 79 licensing preferred or the ability to quickly obtain.