Jefferies
Clients First–Always
About Jefferies

Jefferies, the global investment bank, has served companies and investors for over 50 years.

Headquartered in New York, with offices in over 30 cities around the world, we provide clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage and securities research, as well as wealth management.

We provide research and execution services in equity, fixed income and foreign exchange markets, and a full range of investment banking services including underwriting, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and recapitalization, and other advisory services, with all businesses now operating across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

We are uniquely focused on Investment Banking, with over 50% of our group net revenue derived from the business. We have approximately 3,300 employees globally, with over 800 of those employees based in Europe.

Our clients are our priority, and throughout our history, our clients’ success has driven our success.

We provide insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and government entities. For over 50 years, we have provided our clients with high-value, quality, unbiased and actionable ideas based on our strategic thinking and deep market knowledge. Our full-service platform is uniquely positioned to meet our clients’ needs with a complete range of investment banking services.

Key info
Headquarters:
London
Size:
1,001-5,000
employees
Timothy Cronin
CEO of Jefferies International Limited and Head of International Fixed Income

Mr. Cronin began his career as a government bond trader at Dean Witter Reynolds and AG Becker. After the purchase of AG Becker by Merrill Lynch in the early 1980s, he joined the Government Securities Group of Merrill Lynch where he continued his trading career in treasuries, agencies, futures and options. In the mid-1980s, Mr. Cronin joined PaineWebber as Managing Director and Head of their Global Government Securities group. In 1989, he was promoted to Executive Vice President in charge of Global Taxable Fixed Income Sales, Trading and Derivatives. During his tenure at PaineWebber, Mr. Cronin was a member of both the Executive Committee and the Risk Management Committee. In 1997, he joined Nikko Securities International as Chairman, CEO and President until 2000. In 2001, Mr. Cronin co-founded Bonds Direct, in partnership with Jefferies. In 2004, Bonds Direct was 100% acquired by Jefferies and Tim became CEO in 2016.

Dominic Lester
European Head of Investment Banking, European Head of TMT Investment Banking and Joint Global Head of Technology

Mr. Lester joined Jefferies in August 2010 and has a 25 year history of advising companies in over $250bn of transactions in the technology, Internet, media and telecommunications industries worldwide. Mr. Lester began his career at Dillon Read in 1991, which was later acquired by UBS, and was based 14 years in New York and has been based in London for the past 10 years. Mr. Lester spent 20 years at UBS, most recently as EMEA Head of Technology Investment Banking, having joined from Dillon Read. He acted as primary advisor to Sprint for almost a decade on transactions worth over US$190 billion. Mr. Lester has advised companies worldwide including, Alcatel, Autonomy, Tellabs, Siemens, Thomson, Nokia, Motorola, Cisco, Nortel, AVAYA, CSR, STMicro, Fujitsu, Redback and Huawei. Mr. Lester holds a BA from Brown University and speaks fluent German, French, Spanish and Italian.

Richard Taylor
Head of EMEA Equity Research

Mr. Taylor joined Jefferies in July 2010 as Head of EMEA Equity Research.
He began his City career in 1985 as an investment analyst at CIN, then the biggest institutional investor in the UK equity market and went on to run life, pensions and unit trust money at Eagle Star Investment Management and then Target Investment Management Ltd. He then moved into equity sales at Carnegie International becoming Head of Sales in 1990. In 1994 he joined NatWest Securities as Head of European Equity Strategy and 3 months later became European Head of Equity Research. Schroder Securities recruited Mr. Taylor in 1997 to build a French equity business across sales, research and execution, culminating in the opening of a 30-strong Paris operation in 1999. Citigroup purchased Schroder Securities and Mr. Taylor led the development of a Pan-European small-mid cap equity product from 2001-2004, ran Equity Sales of European Product through 2008 and European Equity Research through 2010.

Edward Keen
Head of Equities EMEA

Mr. Keen joined Jefferies in August 2015. Based in London, he is leading efforts to broaden and enhance Jefferies’ offering in its Equities business to its global client base.
Mr. Keen brings with him more than 20 years of industry experience gained at UBS where he was heavily involved in many of the firm’s capital market-related transactions, including the Banco Santander capital raise, which was Europe’s largest ever block trade.
Prior to joining Jefferies, his most recent role was that of Head of European Cash Trading and Equities Execution.

IT

IT is pivotal to running a modern investment bank and at Jefferies, Technology is at the absolute heart of everything we do. The technology function plans for, designs, installs and maintains technology infrastructure – continually seeking to increase performance, capacity, efficiency and resilience to the evolving cyberthreat landscape. Our business aligned technology departments work closely with their business functions to analyse, design, build and maintain technology platforms delivering software that allows our staff to service our clients as effectively as possible. Our technology suite includes market leading vendor platforms, custom built systems on proven stable technologies, and increasingly use new technologies and ideas to give Jefferies and our clients the edge.

Special Situations - LIML

Leucadia Investment Management Limited (LIML) is a division of Leucadia National Corporation. LIML is an asset management company providing hedge fund investment opportunities in global equity event strategies.

Research & Strategy

Jefferies Global Research & Strategy provides thought leadership across the financial markets, offering valuable insights and actionable ideas to our clients on market strategy, economics, equity, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Jefferies Research offering includes:
- Strategy & Economics
- Equity
- Fixed Income

Fixed Income

Jefferies Fixed Income is comprised of a highly experienced team of sales, trading, capital markets, research and strategy professionals who provide best-in-class trade execution and 24-hour liquidity in the global markets, with the highest level of service to our clients. Jefferies is a leading market maker in the full spectrum of fixed income products.

Areas covered by our 425 fixed income sales, trading, research and strategy professionals worldwide include:
- Government Securities
- Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities
- Corporate Credit
- Emerging Markets
- Capital Markets
- Structured Notes
- Foreign Exchange
- Strategy & Economics

Investment Banking

We are a global leader, offering deep sector expertise and broad advisory and capital markets capabilities to corporate and private equity clients.

Our talented professionals provide a full range of advisory and underwriting services through creative and idea-driven M&A, leveraged finance, equity & equity-linked financing and restructuring & recapitalization solutions. With approximately 700 investment banking professionals we provide global coverage across all products and sectors:

Jefferies Investment Banking Product Coverage:
- Debt Capital Markets
- Equity Capital Markets
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Capital Advisory
- Restructuring & Recapitalization
- Corporate Broking

Jefferies Investment Banking Sector Expertise:
- Consumer & Retail
- Energy
- Financial Institutions
- Financial Sponsors
- Healthcare
- Industrials
- Power and Utilities
- Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging
- Telecoms, Media and Technology

European Regional Coverage:
- UK
- Germany
- France
- Benelux Region
- Italy
- Nordic Region
- Spain (through a partnership with Arcano Group)

Equities

Jefferies Equities is focused on providing best-in-class ideas, execution, and service to our clients, with superior sales, trading and research products. With one of the largest, most experienced institutional sales forces, Jefferies has dedicated equity trading desks across the U.S., Europe and Asia. We provide seamless execution and outstanding liquidity with a focus on minimal market impact. We serve a network of more than 2,500 institutional investors around the globe. Our U.S. equity trading business consistently ranks among the Top 10 investment banks in market share and trading quality.

Areas covered by our 800 equity sales, trading and research professionals worldwide include:
- Equity Research
- Cash Equities
- Electronic Trading
- Convertibles
- Equity Derivatives
- Prime Services

Students and Graduates

Working at Jefferies is unique from other investment banks. We are a global, client-focused investment bank with an entrepreneurial environment where employees have the opportunity to make an immediate impact.

You'll work side-by-side and be supported by some of the most experienced and successful investment bankers and finance professionals in the world at both a junior and senior level. You'll be challenged. You'll be engaged. And you'll learn what you need to launch a career in investment banking.

Our student and graduate employees are the foundation to our success and are heavily involved in the day-to-day workflow at Jefferies. Each of our graduate employees experiences a hands-on approach to their development, with an opportunity to solve challenging and complex tasks alongside some of the best and brightest minds in the industry.

If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment where creativity and performance are rewarded, then we invite you to explore opportunities with Jefferies and learn more about our winning team.

 

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN CANDIDATES

Successful interns and analysts are able to multitask and manage a variety of projects in a dynamic, team-oriented environment. Candidates must demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, along with strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

We seek talented and well-rounded individuals with a strong academic record and life achievements and a commitment to making meaningful contributions in a professional environment. We look for individuals who bring enthusiasm to the team and have an interest in pursuing a career in investment banking.

Given our UK and Continental European platform, proficiency in one or multiple European languages (including French, German, Italian, Swedish or Spanish) is a plus. A background in accounting or finance is not a prerequisite and we invite applications from students from a diverse subject arena.



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