Public Finance Investment Banking Full-Time Analyst—Work with Municipalities and Governments on Public Projects

Location:  Los Angeles or San Francisco (Firm is still determining)

Timing:  Immediate


You’re the brains behind our work. You’re ready to bring your knowledge from the classroom to the boardroom, and Citi wants to help you get there. Whether it’s honing your skills or building your network, we know that success can’t come without growth. Our programs equip you with the knowledge and training you need to play a valuable role on your team, and establish a long-term career at Citi.

Citi’s Institutional Clients Group (ICG) is looking for a full-time Analyst. ICG offers investment and corporate banking services and products for corporations, governments, and institutions around the world.  As an Analyst, you will join an intensive training program that includes both training sessions and real, on-the-job experience. We provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

We’re committed to teaching you the ropes. The two-year Analyst Program started in June, and the person hired for this particular position will start immediately with an abbreviated, in-depth training program in NYC. Relocation back to California will be around September 1st, depending on the hiring schedule.  Public Finance professionals work hand-in-hand with city, state, and local governments and municipal authorities, providing capital formulation strategies on an array of public projects, including health care systems, utilities, highways, and schools. Often the work involves complex public/private partnerships, such as stadiums, airports or developer-related project financings as well as merger and acquisition advisory work, securitizations and derivative transactions.

Your time here will look something like this:

  • Learn a client’s historical financing trends
  • Research past uses of debt or derivatives and provide an overview of client’s debt position
  • Participate with bankers and clients in meetings and conference calls to review current market conditions and formulate future capital programs
  • Apply new financing, optimization, and hedging strategies to financial transactions based on the client’s financing needs
  • Assist in the execution of transactions
  •     Present documentation and pricing to investors and rating agencies
  • Coordinate credit and internal approvals, policy compliance, client entertainment, and deal closing
  • Research market, credit, tax, regulatory, accounting, legal, policy and issuer-specific issues relating to prior or future transactions

We want to hear from you if…

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in any major from a distinguished academic institution
  • You have strong quantitative and analytic skills
  • Your writing skills are superior
  • You have an interest in the public sector, with prior experience in a related field a plus

Who we think will be a great fit…

We’re looking for motivated individuals, who are eager to start their careers, naturally curious, and interested in business. We value diversity and so do you. We’ll also be looking for the following:

  • Ability to tackle problems with creative solutions
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Confidence and comfort with clients and senior executives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Success working on a team