Kvika Securities Ltd - Analyst/Associate

Kvika Securities
London, United Kingdom
20 Apr 2022
20 May 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About the Team

KSL is the UK operational subsidiary of Kvika and works to connect Nordic and global markets and deliver the bank's services across borders. We manage several UK investment vehicles on behalf of institutional and private clients, advise on complex transactions across diverse sectors and frequently investing alongside clients, and have led work on the Group's acquisitions in the UK.

About the Role

The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work closely alongside senior colleagues as part of a small and tightly knit team on a wide variety of assignments across diverse sectors, including advising on cross-border transactions, managing the bank and its clients' international assets and leading corporate development as the bank expands its footprint in the UK.

Key responsibilities include:

• Preparing regular investor communications and presentations, including market commentary and portfolio updates

• Financial modelling for the purposes of valuation and strategic business analysis for portfolio and/or target companies

• Transaction support, including participating in due diligence processes

• Ad-hoc industry research and analysis, including creating presentations and drafting memoranda of findings

• Preparation of marketing materials, such as teasers, investor presentations and pitchbooks

• Actively contributing to team discussions and in-house thought-process

Your Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a quantitatively minded and intellectually curious generalist with outstanding ability to tackle both familiar and unfamiliar problems and communicate his findings clearly and simply.

Essential qualifications include:

• Undergraduate degree in finance, economics, financial engineering, or another quantitative subject from a leading university

• Strong analytical and modelling/forecasting skills; be numerate and accurate with figures and detail orientated whilst complying with deadlines

• Advanced working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint; ability to build and maintain spreadsheets and presentations from scratch

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Commercial acumen and strong knowledge of accounting and financial concepts; ability to analyse financial statements, understand cash-flows, value businesses and assess their strengths and weaknesses

• Ability to work independently in a team environment to solve complex problems

• A strong sense of intellectual curiosity and demonstrable passion for markets and investment management

Desirable qualifications include:

• Relevant experience in the field of finance (e.g. investment banking/corporate finance/restructuring/M&A advisory/asset management/private equity/management consulting or similar)

• Postgraduate/master's degree in a quantitative subject

• CFA qualification or progress towards one

• Practical knowledge of a programming language, e.g. VBA, Python or R

• Experience using a Bloomberg terminal

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