Financial Sponsors Coverage Analyst M/F - VIE New York City

 New York, United States       International Volunteer Program        Corporate and Investment Banking


You will be part of the Financial Sponsors Coverage organization and work closely with Senior Bankers and Analysts/Associates. The role can be summarized as follows:

  • Bring support to Senior Bankers/MDs in deal origination and structuring
  • Contribute to the Client Profitability monitoring
  • Participate actively in the development of the FSC franchise

Bring support to Senior Bankers/MDs in deal origination and structuring

  • Conduct industry research, including Private Equity market trends, peers analysis, and corporate finance opportunities mapping by sector
  • Write Briefing Notes for Senior Management
  • Provide presentations, client information, and other material needed by bankers for client meetings
  • Prepare / review slides for corporate finance mandates
  • Write Memos to support new transactions internally
  • Support the closing of Commercial Banking credit facilities

Contribute to the Client Profitability monitoring

  • Be responsible for the review of client profitability, both achieved and estimated
  • Update and maintaining the client reference tables in internal referential systems (creation and update of client group structures in CRM systems)

Participate actively in the development of the FSC franchise

  • Optimise existing systems and processes in place
  • Develop relationships across the bank’s full range of business lines and products to effectively gather and relay client information

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The VIE assignment in a nutshell 

This VIE in New York is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 18 months. 

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information, please see  

Your profile

Graduate with a Master degree from Business/Engineering school or University, majoring in Finance.

A previous experience in Investment Banking would be appreciated and a good understanding of the Financial Sponsors market

You have an excellent level in English.

You are proficient in Excel and PowerPoint, VBA would be a plus

You have strong analytical skills


  • Well organized
  • Confident with delegated tasks
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Dynamic
  • Good communication / interpersonal skills

Why Join Us

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English. 

All our positions are open to people with disabilities.   

Business Insight


The mission of the Coverage division is to establish long-term relationships with a clientele of top economic and financial decision-makers (CEOs, CFOs, treasurers, etc.). Its role is to promote and provide all the services and expertise of the bank, in particular investment banking solutions, to all its clients (corporates, financial institutions, sponsors and family offices). This division is also responsible for the assessment of credit risk for our clients and ensuring that transactions are made in their best interests.


The Financial Sponsor Coverage Group (FSC) is a global group. It was created in 2001 to build on the dynamic growth of private equity and with a view to employing the Bank's extensive experience and wide-ranging capabilities in the leveraged buy-out market. A Financial Sponsor is another name for a private equity investment firm. Private equity has attained an evident maturity and Financial Sponsors have evolved into major players in the financial industry. They have also become key clients of SG CIB, generating substantial NBI every year across multiple product lines.

The FSC Group covers traditional private equity firms as well as infrastructure funds, both standalone and within traditional private equity firms. They provide business lines within SG CIB with access to the financial sponsor clients' deal flow, and also assist in cross-selling all of SGCIB's key products to financial sponsors by providing expertise in: Mergers & Acquisitions, Leveraged Finance, Equity Capital Markets, High Yield, Project Finance, Reserve Based Finance, Securitisation, Derivatives & Fixed Income, FX Hedging, LBO Closing and Cash Management, and Commodity Hedging. By bringing all the Bank's capabilities and firepower to key financial sponsors, the FSC team's ambition is to make SG CIB a major player in the private equity markets. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 19000WSD
Business unit: SG Americas Securities
Starting date: 02/03/2020
Date of publication: 17/01/2020
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Financial Sponsors Coverage Analyst M/F - VIE New York City

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