FinTech Strategic Growth Associate – Banking & Real Estate Tech

 

What are the unique opportunities of this role? 

This is a very unique opportunity within the Research and Business Development team of an elite investment bank. FT Partners has an unparalleled reputation as the preeminent advisor in the Financial Technology sector and is highly sought out by companies, investors and boards of directors from all around the world. Our research and analysis has been featured on Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, and the Financial Times and is regularly viewed by CEOs and industry leaders around the world. FT Partners' unique insight into FinTech is a direct result of successfully executing hundreds of transactions combined with over 18 years of exclusive focus on the FinTech sector. In this role, you will:

  • Execute both external and internal high priority strategic activities globally for the firm as well as scope new business opportunities across the banking, lending and real estate financial technology verticals
  • Manage, train, develop and mentor a team of analysts to cover multiple FinTech sectors and geographies
  • Lead analysts in performing due diligence on new business opportunities across the banking, lending and real estate FinTech verticals, including companies around the world from venture to public stages
  • Identify and gain deep familiarity with all players across the banking, lending and real estate FinTech ecosystem leveraging the firm’s brand and global relationships
  • Speak directly with CEO/CFO/Board level contacts of leading banking, lending and real estate FinTech companies around the world
  • Work collaboratively with analysts, senior bankers and RBD leadership to develop targeted investment theses across the global banking, lending and real estate FinTech ecosystem
  • Work closely with firm management to analyze efficiency and various KPIs, understand firm capacity, and evaluate / implement new solutions to drive greater firm efficiency and performance
  • Assist the research team in identifying significant M&A and private capital raising transactions and producing high quality / high visibility reports
  • Gain valuable first-hand experience with Investment Banking concepts and exposure to senior level investment banking team members

All employees within the Research and Business Development team become deeply familiar with the venture and private equity investment process, investment banking advisory process, and the "ins and outs" of the merger & acquisition and private capital raising processes. Because we are a boutique investment bank, you will also gain significant exposure to senior investment banking professionals, senior executives at FT Partners, and leading-edge financial technology companies. There are significant opportunities to take on additional responsibility over time as specialized knowledge is gained.

Qualifications

  • The start date for this position is immediate
  • 4-5 years of professional work experience, preferably in research and due diligence within financial services, venture capital and private equity, or management consulting, and focused on bank technology, lending technology, or real estate technology
  • Strong interest in finance, business development, and consulting
  • Exceptional writing, verbal communication and excel skills
  • Deep understanding of financial statements preferred
  • Strong work ethic and a drive for excellence
  • Team player, self-motivated, and entrepreneurial
  • Strong data management and research skills
  • High attention to detail
  • U.S. work authorization required. FT Partners will not sponsor applicants for work visas at application or in the future
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered

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