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Graduate Program - Investment Analyst – Private Equity, London (January 2019 or September 2019 start)

Graduate at Coller Capital

Graduate Program - Investment Analyst – Private Equity, London (January 2019 or September 2019 start)

Graduate at Coller Capital

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 03 Sep, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive

About Coller Capital

Coller Capital, founded in 1990, is one of the world's leading investors in private equity's secondary market, and is widely acknowledged as an innovator and stand-out player at the complex end of secondaries.

The firm provides liquidity solutions to private equity investors worldwide, acquiring interests in private equity funds, portfolios of private companies, and other private equity-related assets. With headquarters in London, and offices in New York and Hong Kong, Coller’s multinational team has a truly global reach.

Who can apply to be an Investment Analyst?

We welcome applications from final year undergraduates and recent graduates with a 2:1 and above (or equivalent) in any degree discipline, although a degree in a numerate subject (e.g. statistics, maths, economics or finance) would be an advantage. Participation in internships in investment banks, private equity and investment management companies will be viewed favourably. You will be ambitious, as demonstrated by your academic record and extracurricular activities, and will have a genuine interest in the financial world. You will also be a team player with a strong work ethic who is looking to work in a supportive and collaborative environment. You should have no more than 2 years work experience.

Coller Capital is an equal opportunities employer and recognises that diversity is key to our success as a business. As such, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who have traditionally been under-represented in the financial services industry.


This is a rare opportunity to become involved in private equity at a graduate level. As a new Investment Analyst you will learn about how private equity works, as well as secondaries as a specific sector. You will work across our investments which are wide ranging in sector and geography, and will be provided with the training and development to enable you to:

  • Build financial models
  • Develop your analytical skills
  • Value portfolio companies
  • Evaluate potential transactions, both qualitatively and quantitatively
  • Support the structuring and execution of investments

You will also become skilled in conducting desktop research and helping to prepare materials for Investment Committee meetings.

Our standards are exceptionally high and Investment Analysts are expected to demonstrate a concern for detail, accountability for the quality of outputs, and proactivity. For our part, we will provide training and a huge amount of support and feedback. Your communication skills, ability to work well under pressure and accountability will grow immensely during your time as an Investment Analyst.


The Investment Analyst role is a three year program. At the end of the third year you might:

  • Be offered an Associate role based on exceptional performance and demonstrable future potential
  • Continue your education (for example, an MBA or further studies in Finance)
  • Decide that this role is not for you and move on to pursue your own interests

Coller Capital excels at developing its people; almost all our Partners were grown from within the firm. We provide you with outstanding technical training and the tools necessary to grow and advance your career both within and outside the company.

Applications are now open for our January 2019 intake. To apply please click the link below.

We will be opening applications for the September 2019 intake on 4 October.

Please note that you need to have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

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