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William Blair & Company
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
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William Blair & Company
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Investment Management
Investment Management - Summer Research Associate (MBA) 2020 Areas of Interest:

Equity Research, Investment Management


Chicago, Illinois

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William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is headquartered in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates in more than 20 offices worldwide.

About the Team: William Blairs buy-side research team is responsible for identifying quality growth companies that will generate above-average results for clients over time with generally less risk than the market. The team identifies these companies through a combination of rigorous fundamental research and systematic inputs, following a disciplined process that emphasizes team collaboration. The firms globalized research structurewhereby analysts are organized by sector rather than geographyreflects the reality of global trade, the global competitive landscape and globally integrated supply chains, unifying our platform and achieving our goal of one team and one fully integrated investment process. William Blair was named one of Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; one of the Chicago Tribunes Best Places to Work in Chicago in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Job Summary & Responsibilities: As a summer buy-side research associate at William Blair, you are an integral team member among passionate portfolio managers, analysts, and other associates. Applicants must be available to work the full length of the 10-week program.
  • Perform fundamental analysis of a specific industry and/or emerging trend to identify the best-positioned companies in which to invest.
  • Conduct interviews of target company personnel (on all levels), competitors, suppliers, industry experts, and Wall Street analysts.
  • Perform due diligence and prepare support documentation (i.e., financial models) to support investment ideas.
  • Present investment recommendations in a comprehensible and clear manner.
  • Participate in other projects as requested.
  • Finishing your first year of business school at a top-tier university.
  • Personal interest in and experience with equities investing.
  • Strong analytical skills and intellectual curiosity.
  • Ability to analyze/model financial metrics, business strategies, and valuation parameters.
  • Disciplined approach to analysis.
  • Strong background in finance and accounting.
  • Ability to deliver clear, effective communication and takes responsibility for understanding others.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office; familiarity with FactSet, Baseline/StockVal preferred.