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US Analyst – Client Coverage - Automotive Portfolio

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North Africa, support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.
Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital market activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade.
The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Finance / Accounting

Job title

US Analyst – Client Coverage - Automotive Portfolio

Contract type

Fixed-Term Contract

Term (in months)


Job summary

Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank’s Chicago Office is responsible for executing transactions on behalf of multinational clients headquartered in the U.S. Our clients include public and private companies with a large international presence and annual revenues generally in excess of $1.0 billion. Transactions executed on behalf of clients include but are not limited to strategic and financial advisory, syndicated debt, bond/equity issuances, foreign exchange / interest rate derivatives, securitization, trade finance and structured transactions.


The Chicago automotive banking team is seeking a recent or upcoming college graduate to assist senior bankers in the management of client relationships. The ideal candidate will demonstrate I) strong initiative and the ability to work well under pressure, II) ability to manage numerous assignments at once, III) resourcefulness and independence, IV) professional demeanor, and V) strong interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, the candidate should have an understanding of finance / accounting fundamentals, credit analysis, financial statement analysis, modeling, and valuation.


The analyst program offers an opportunity for recent college graduates interested in finance and corporate / investment banking to actively participate in this fast-paced and challenging industry. The standard analyst program is two years, with analysts hired on an initial one-year contract. The goal of the analyst program is to develop top candidates into Full-Time Associate positions at the end of the two year period. We provide our analysts with the tools necessary for professional growth and career advancement.



  • Work directly with relationship managers to organize presentation materials for clients and senior management
  • Undertake financial analysis of current/prospective clients related to capital structure, creditworthiness, and financial performance in order to identify future business opportunities
  • Coordinate the internal approval of transactions related to strategic and financial advisory, syndicated debt, bonds, securitization, trade finance, interest rate derivatives and other products within the CA-CIB global platform
  • Analyze the benefit of entering transactions, maintaining or exiting global client relationships,
    and communicating your findings to senior management
  • Construct and maintain internal models to measure client profitability, risk weighted assets, and the competitiveness of CA-CIB in all product areas
  • Conduct research projects related to the Automotive, Agrifoods, Mining & Metals, Technology and other industries
  • Prepare write-ups, quarterly and annual reviews and other reports in a timely fashion.

Supplementary Information

Crédit Agricole S.A. is a global financial institution based in France with over $2.1 trillion in total assets. The Bank offers a full range of services that include retail banking, corporate & investment banking, asset management, insurance, and numerous others. Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (“CA-CIB”), a wholly owned subsidiary, provides capital markets, investment banking, and corporate banking services worldwide.

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

  • Recent or upcoming college graduate with a BA in Finance or related field
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Internship experience in the banking industry or a related field
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial statements

Level of minimal experience

0-2 years


  • Some financial modeling skills
  • Developed oral and written presentation skills
  • Advanced knowledge of major computer applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
    (experience using the Bloomberg terminal is a plus)
  • Basic grasp of risk/return analysis concepts and tools