• IBD, M&A, Activism & Shareholder Advisory Group, Research Associate / Knowledge Manager, New York, Analyst/Associate

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Investment Banking
    Investment Banking Division
    Business Unit
    M&A Group
    Employment Type


    Our division works on some of the most complex financial challenges and transactions in the market today. Whether advising on a merger, providing financial solutions for an acquisition, or structuring an initial public offering, we handle projects that help clients at major milestones. We work with corporations, pension funds, financial sponsors, and governments and are team of strong analytical thinkers, who have a passion for producing out-of-the-box ideas.




    The M&A Activism and Shareholder Advisory (“ASA”) team is responsible for helping clients stay ahead of and respond to challenges by shareholder activists and hostile raiders, and is a key subject matter expert on activism, shareholder engagement and corporate governance.  The ASA team is looking for an experienced hire to join the team in a Research Associate / Knowledge Manager capacity.

    The Knowledge Manager role is a rewarding experience – one that provides an excellent foundation for individuals interested in research, thought leadership and developingproduct knowledge. This individual will play an important role in the group; conducting primary research into activism campaigns, activist investors, shareholder dynamics and corporate governance, creating thought leadership pieces, developing analytical exhibits to be used in client presentations, and working on project-specific analysis with client teams.



    This individual will play an important role in helping the ASA team and senior bankers develop and expand our subject matter knowledge related to activism, shareholders and corporate governance.  This individual will also help build out and maintain our thought leadership to ensure that our bankers and clients have the full benefit of our extensive understanding of these topics.  This individual will be responsible for:

    • Market research and surveillance on relevant activism, shareholder and governance trends;
    • Writing thought leadership related to new events and market developments;
    • Maintaining standard presentation exhibits on key trends;
    • Maintaining investor profiles and enhancing relevant insights regarding major activist funds;
    • Quantitative and qualitative analysis regarding activism vulnerability;
    • Maintaining product and team credentials; Conducting tailored analysis in support of industry and client teams; and
    • Deploying product-specific data resources.
    • 2-7 years in a relevant role including as a research analyst, financial reporter or PR professional, M&A legal professional, management consultant, investment banking analyst or similar role
    • Personal integrity, initiative and leadership qualities
    • Strong research and both qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
    • Strong written communication skills – both in prose and presentation materials
    • Strong judgment and problem-solving skills
    • Strong verbal communication skills and comfort working in a team environment






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