Merchant Banking Business Analyst Long-Term Internship

London, United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom

Division: Merchant Banking

Programme: Long Term Internship

Duration: 6 Months

Programme Description  

The Merchant Banking arm of the Rothschild & Co Group is looking for a Business Analyst to join the Financial Planning & Analysis team based in London. 

Rothschild & Co History

The Rothschild & Co Group was founded in 1764 and is still family-owned. Rothschild & Co is one of the leading global investment banks, with a specific focus on financial advisory, wealth management and alternative investments. The Group enjoys a global reach with 63 offices and approximately 4,200 employees worldwide.

Rothschild & Co Merchant Banking 

Merchant Banking (MB) is the alternative investments’ arm of the Rothschild & Co group which manages capital in private equity and private debt for the firm and third parties. MB has Assets under Management of c. € 23 billion across a diverse portfolio of funds investing in corporate private equity, secondaries, funds of funds, direct lending transactions and senior secured loans. 

Our business is founded on three inter-twined principles:
1. Passion for investing,
2. Respect for risk,
3. Culture of partnership,
all of which define who we are today.

Description of the role

The Business Analyst will operate within the Financial Planning & Analysis area of the MB Finance 
team to support the preparation of the MB management accounts with a main focus on P&L, cash flows, AuM and Group investment positions in the MB funds. He/she will also support the divisional planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.

The main responsibilities will include:

Reviewing and analysing the financial accounts of the MB entities as well as the management accounts and financial reports;
• Assisting in the preparation of MB multi-year plans, budgets and forecasts with a specific 
focus on ensuring that the data infrastructure to complete these activities is reliable and  flexible;
• Preparing analysis and presentations for the division’s Senior Management;
• Working closely with the teams supporting the different investment strategies within  MB to ensure a thorough understanding of the portfolio’s performance;
• Pro-actively anticipating Senior Management’s needs and looking for ways to improve  the quality of reports and analysis;
• Responding to Group and MB Investor Relations’ queries, as well as investors’ queries;
• Maintain excel financial models for funds and investment vehicles;
• Provide information to assist business development initiatives and investment transactions.

Education, experience, attitude

• University degree in Business, Economics, Mathematics or Engineering (Master’s degree);
• Previous internship experience in financial modelling carried out at a Transaction Services or a Consulting firm would be highly beneficial;
• Previous internship experience in the alternative asset management industry (private equity and private debt) would be a plus, but is not mandatory;
• Advanced working knowledge of Excel and Powerpoint is a must-have;
• The proven ability to create and maintain complex calculation models in Excel will  represent a strong advantage in the selection process;
• Previous modelling experience in a fund environment such as Waterfall modelling would be a plus.
• Comfortable in a fast-paced environment where priorities can be re-arranged on short notice;
• Very accurate and detail-oriented, with a strong sense of intellectual curiosity;
• Willing to embrace new projects and challenges that are originated by the rapid growth of the MB division;
• Articulate oral and written communication skills;
• The candidate must be fluent in English. Working knowledge of French would represent an asset.

Merchant Banking Business Analyst Long-Term Internship

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