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Investment Banking Analyst program

We offer a three-year analyst program in which you will gain firsthand experience and knowledge that you can apply to a broad range of financial careers. You will develop skills such as valuation, transaction structuring, negotiation strategies, financial modeling, corporate strategy, research and data gathering, networking, problem solving, multi-tasking, communication, teamwork, writing, critical thinking and presentation of analysis and ideas. You will learn why and how companies make the decisions to raise capital, sell themselves or buy competitors. Moreover, you will work closely with intelligent, motivated professionals who will challenge your abilities and help you explore professional development opportunities that prepare you for promotion here or opportunities outside of Raymond James.

Why our program is right for you

Our unique culture of independence and middle market focus creates a better analyst experience:

  • Multi-product experience including mergers & acquisitions, equity, private equity, debt and restructuring
  • Smaller deal teams
  • More client interaction and travel
  • Working directly with senior bankers
  • Involvement in the entire deal process

Our analysts go on to:

  • Attend top-tier business and graduate schools
  • Join private equity firms, hedge funds, corporate development groups and startups
  • Accept associate level positions within Raymond James Investment Banking
  • Explore various opportunities within private business sector and/or a specific sector

Explore the Investment Banking Analyst Program

Stephanie Herz
Stephanie Herz

Investment Banking Analyst

"I work directly with my managing directors on a daily basis and stay involved in all stages of the transaction process. It’s a great opportunity to learn from experts in the industry."


Equity Research Associate program

Raymond James Equity Research is the ideal place to launch your career in the financial services industry. Our team offers outstanding opportunities for highly motivated graduates to gain both knowledge and a highly transferrable skillset through the Equity Research Associate program.

As an Equity Research associate, you are involved in the entire equity research process, including: writing thorough Initiations of Coverage reports, building financial models, preparing valuation analyses, developing an investment thesis, and presenting your stock recommendations to clients. You will routinely network with C-suite executives, portfolio managers and industry gurus as you delve deeply into, and learn, an assigned industry. Our goal is to develop your industry expertise to the point of eventually making you interchangeable with your analyst. Your partner and mentor along this path will be your senior research analyst. On average, our senior analysts have 15 years of experience as securities analysts, and many have prior extensive professional experience in the industries they now cover. In addition, more than half of our U.S. analysts have been recognized for their work by prominent publications.

Why our program is right for you

  • Small teams; typically a 1:1 relationship with your senior analyst
  • Heightened amount of responsibility and visibility early in your career
  • Networking opportunities with C-suite executives
  • Deep-set industry knowledge and financial services experience
  • Honed writing, financial statement analysis and presentation skills