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Simmons & Company is the only independent investment bank specializing in the entire spectrum of the energy industry. Founded in 1974, the firm has acted as financial advisor in over $143* billion of transactions, including 567 merger and acquisitions worth nearly $100 billion. Simmons has a large equity research team with coverage of approximately 130 public energy companies in the integrated oil, oil service, E&P, coal, power, and alternative energy sectors. Simmons has served as co-manager on over $39 billion in public debt and equity offerings. During 2009 Simmons closed 19 M&A transactions worth $2 billion and co-managed 8 offerings worth nearly $1 billion. The firm's clients range from small, privately held companies to multi-billion dollar public entities. Consistent with its specialized approach, Simmons recruits high-caliber individuals with the goal of offering a rewarding career to its employees.
Job Description:
Motivated, self-starter seeking to broaden energy skill set. 2-3 years experience recommended in the areas of finance andenergy. Examples of prior applicable experience include business development within a major oil company or corporate finance analyst in the energy group of a major investment bank. CFA charterholder preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint is mandatory as are effective oral and written communication skills. Must be able to efficiently interpret and construct complex financial models.
Candidate will work as part of a team responsible for coverage of 16+ integrated oil stocks accounting for $1.4+ trillion in market capitalization and assist in the analysis of oil, natural gas and refining fundamentals. Responsibilities include modeling and forecast of financial statements of companies under coverage, major construction projects and physical balances of hydrocarbon supply/demand, preparation of written research product, both individually (with supervision) and as part of a group, and communication of report conclusions and assumptions to fellow equity research team-members, salespeople and institutional clients.
Candidate will be able to digest information gained from various sources and determine how it impacts stock performance. Candidate should feel comfortable questioning conventional wisdom, digging into details and breaking down complex issues.
Candidate must be able to present questions and ideas clearly and concisely in both verbal and written form. Candidate must be able to translate detailed, company specific knowledge into condensed investment recommendations. Candidate should feel comfortable interacting with a wide range of constituencies: industry executives, institutional sales, research, institutional clients, and corporate finance. On a daily basis, candidate will be required to convey information and opinions to various members of the Simmons & Company securities team. This communication will take place through one-on-one conversations, group discussion or written methods such as short emails, informal memos, or detailed research reports.
Candidate should be a self-motivated, hard working individual that can thrive without constant supervision. Candidate must be comfortable with prioritizing multiple tasks and determining the most appropriate method for completing a task/goal without the use of step-by-step, published procedures.
Candidate must be able to work well with others. Interaction between research, institutional sales and trading requires an individual who can work cooperatively toward common goals.
Additional Recommendations:
  • Accounting and finance background
  • Energy industry knowledge. Engineering a plus.
  • Investing experience
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility (must be willing to work long hours/weekends)
  • Will be required to pass Series 7, 63, 86, 87 exams
Position Type:Full Time
Position Level:Executive
Position Reports To:Research Department
Travel Required:0% of the time (approximate)
Starts On:Jul 31, 2010

Job Requirements

Education Required:BBA or MBA
Fields of Expertise:Energy, Finance

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Contact Beth Levine subject reference Equity Research

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