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Sample cover letter for Internship position at lazard
GOT THE JOB? Yes
Lazard is the best independent investment bank amongst its competitors and has been awarded such by Euromoney for the last 2 years. Lazard is at the forefront in asset management and global financial advisory and is particularly renowned for M&A advisory. In 2014, Lazard ranked seventh in the M&A advisory league table based on deal volume, ahead of many budge bracket banks. This is an area in cooperate finance I am especially interested in and Lazard is the only independent firm that truly challenges the big universal banks in the fee and volume league tables in M&A. Whilst being an independent firm, Lazard has a global reach on par with the universal banks with offices in 43 cities and clients in over 70 countries, but with the intimacy of a relatively small firm with a greater opportunity for professional development. From reading employee profiles, I also find the firms collaborative and colligate working atmosphere highly appealing and I enjoy working in small, close-knit teams with greater opportunity for contribution. I was also attracted by the firm’s commitment to provide excellent client service built on enduring relationships of integrity and professionalism. During my work experience as an assistant pharmacist I communicated closely with co-workers and managers to handle customer queries, manage inventory and deliver prescriptions, building meaningful relationships based on trust with colleagues and customers alike. Over the years, I have developed analytical and problem solving skills, vital for all roles within investment banking by passionately studying mathematics and solving problems, not only at GCSE and A-level, but also in-depth outside the curriculum when preparing for mathematics society and for the UK senior maths challenge. I have developed a growing interest in the financial markets and corporate finance, regularly attending LSE finance related events and networking with alumni, along with keeping up to date on financial issues. Currently I am closely following the interest rates affair. This insight programme is an excellent opportunity to find out what investment bankers at Lazard do on a day-to-day basis and experience the firm’s culture. I also look forward to networking with bankers with all levels of experience and being part of a real deal team, gaining practical experience of the type of work you would complete as an analyst. Next summer I would love to work as an intern for Lazard.
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