Corporate Development Analyst
This Analyst position on the Corporate Development team will focus on CME Group's activities in the EMEA region and support broader CME Group opportunities. The Analyst will support senior Corporate Development staff in the assessment of inorganic opportunities and development of strategic positioning to drive growth of existing business lines, expand into new markets, and achieve additional operational efficiencies. The individual will be responsible for assisting in the research and analysis of merger & acquisition opportunities, potential strategic partnerships, and other commercial opportunities, as well as providing a regional touchpoint for the broader Corporate Development team and overall CME Group organisation.
The Analyst will be tasked with determining what information is needed to address a specific matter, where to retrieve this information and how to accurately and thoughtfully present this information so that management can make an informed decision. Because the assessment of opportunities often requires an enterprise view, the position will require the individual to communicate and work with divisions across the organization including the various Business Lines, Legal, Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Corporate Strategy, CME Ventures, etc.
The Analyst role will focus on the following day-to-day responsibilities and deliverables:
- Create high quality presentations for the broader Corporate Development team and senior management to assist in the evaluation of potential commercial opportunities. This may include company profiling, market sizing, pro forma analysis, regulatory landscape overview, etc.
- Apply understanding of key products and business functions to create and maintain various routine business reports, presentations, and financial analysis.
- Assist in the analysis of potential external opportunities (mergers, acquisition, joint ventures, commercial partnerships, etc.) through research, data gathering and financial modeling. Analysis could include Discounted Cash Flows, Trading Multiples, and Comparable Transactions modelling.
- Collect data and provide analytical reports to improve our business portfolio. Data gathering will require reviews and comprehension of company or industry research reports, regulatory filings, and financial statements.
- Collaborate with senior members of Corporate Development and other departments to help develop business cases required in support of transactions and investment recommendations.
Qualifications: (Degree/major, qualifications, and experience needed from candidate):
- Bachelor's degree with relevant coursework in finance and accounting
- Strong PowerPoint, Word, and Excel skills required
- Financial modelling experience required
- Self-starter with the ability to work/collaborate effectively within a team
- Experience in financial services and/or corporate development is preferred
- Occasional travel may be required
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