Leveraged and Acquisition Finance Associate

At HSBC, the health and well-being of our employees remains of utmost importance. Many of our roles are permitted to work from home (in states in which HSBC is licensed to operate) until further notice. Upon resumption of normal operations, this role may be performed at our New York, New York office.

LAF Associate is a key role within the LAF team, responsible for working with Directors / Managing Directors to implement LAF's and the wider Investment Banking Group's strategy. As a junior on the LAF team, you are responsible for helping to both win new business and executing / leading leveraged finance based transactions. You will be routinely interacting with clients and investors from a very junior level and will learn valuable critical thinking and financial analytical skills. You will come in for a career track role, the HSBC LAF team differentiates itself through elite training and retention of junior talent that is unrivaled by Wall Street competitors.

You will work as a generalist, covering a vast array of industries and both sub-investment grade and investment grade mega-cap clients. Additionally, there is a focus on covering Private Equity based clients in achieving some of their largest and most complicated buyouts. Key products you will be working with are leveraged loans, high yield bonds and other bank based financing products to support acquisitions, refinancings, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and helping clients achieve their desired growth objectives.

Your role will be to support LAF Management in the implementation of the teams strategy in order to maintain a strong, sustainable deal pipeline across the platform globally, in line with the group purpose, vision and values through building, and maintaining client relationships and engaging with other bankers across the vast HSBC network.

Be a part of the World's Best Investment Bank:

We want people to join Global Banking who can help shape our future. You will search for international opportunities and enable us to develop products and services for governments, corporates and institutions. We will help broaden your horizons and nurture your curiosity.

We offer personalised training and development to further your career and ensure you reach your potential. You will have responsibility for driving your own development. You will have regular access to business leaders for coaching and advice and be assigned a mentor and buddy who can guide you. You will need to be forward-thinking, driven and perceptive, open to different ideas and cultures, and enjoy being part of a team.

We believe that having a diverse and inclusive culture is key to success. We want everyone to thrive at HSBC irrespective of their background.

As an Associate in Investment Banking, your main responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting advisory and coverage delivery focused on broad range of clients
  • Financial Analysis: Developing valuations and creating/analyzing financial models, as well as conducting financing, comparative and pro forma analyses
  • Client Materials: Assisting in the preparation of presentations and other materials for clients
  • Transaction Execution: Interacting with clients and various levels of management, and acting as an integral part of the engagement team
  • Sector knowledge: Keeping up to date with the markets and the sector developments, understanding regulatory frameworks in relevant jurisdictions to support developing advice, valuation and financing structures
  • Collaborating with product and country teams
  • Supervising, training and reviewing the work of analysts


  • Previous investment banking or accounting experience, and good understanding of financial markets
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Proficiency in financial modelling and valuation
  • Experience in developing marketing materials
  • Experience with common databases (such as Bloomberg, Factset, etc)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Evidenced deal experience
  • Understanding of HSBC Group and products
  • High levels of motivation and strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated capacity to build a network of contacts, both internal and external, in the context of interactions with colleagues and clients
  • The position requires a self-confident person who is highly motivated and reliable, with strong team spirit
  • Bachelors' degree from a leading university and exceptional academic performance
  • FINRA Licensing S79, S63, S7 required. On an exception basis, a 120 day contingency period can be offered to obtain licenses, strictly at the manager's discretion.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.