Job description


Our Associates are the future leaders of our Investment Bank! Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (LAF) Associates work as generalists, covering a vast array of industries that include both sub-investment grade and investment grade mega-cap clients. Associates support our focus on covering Private Equity clients in achieving some of their largest and most complicated buyouts. Our Associates are self-confident, highly motivated, reliable and have strong team spirit. You will assist and guide our Analysts in performance of their work. LAF Associates provide core support in the origination of new business.


About Us

Our LAF team is part of the Capital Markets department within Global Banking. We use our full product set including leveraged loans and high yield bonds to support recapitalizations, refinancings of all clients. We also support the acquisitions and leveraged buyouts of strategic and financial buyers.


Here's what you might expect on a typical day:

Financial Skills: Develop valuations and create/analyze financial models, as well as conducting financing, comparative and pro forma analyses Analyze a company's capital structure. Prepare and defend credit applications for event-driven financings.

Communication Skills: Assist in the preparation of PowerPoint presentations and other materials for clients. Assist with the coverage of priority corporate and financial sponsor clients where you would exhibit professional and personal presence; actively participate in internal and external discussions; present well-developed and delivered narratives to colleagues and clients.

Deal Management/Execution Skills: Actively participate on deal teams to ensure that transactions are completed both in a timely and effective manner. You would interact with product and country teams, clients and various levels of management, while acting as an integral part of the deal team

Client/Colleague Skills: Demonstrate your capacity to build a network of contacts, both internal and external, in the context of interactions with colleagues to support the creation of solutions to client needs.

As an HSBC employee, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities to ensure you have the right skills for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive pay and benefits package including a robust Wellness Hub, all in a welcoming, diverse and inclusive work environment.  You will be empowered to drive HSBC’s engagement with the communities we serve through an industry-leading volunteerism policy, a generous matching gift program, and a comprehensive program of immersive Sustainability and Climate Change Initiatives. You’ll want to join our Employee Resource Groups as they play a central part in life at HSBC, including the development of our employees and networking inside and outside of HSBC.  We value difference. We succeed together. We take responsibility. We get it done. And we want you to help us build the bank of the future

At HSBC, the health and well-being of our employees remains of utmost importance.  Many of our roles are permitted to work from home (in states in which HSBC is licensed to operate) until further notice. Upon resumption of normal operations, this role may be performed at our New York, New York office.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.