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BMO Financial Group Investment Banking Analyst, Food, Consumer & Retail in Chicago, Illinois


The Analyst will support the deal team by analyzing financial and operating data for trends in financial performance of companies and industries. The Analyst will complete due diligence on current and perspective clients. The Analyst will further support the deal teams in a variety of other portfolio management needs for the business. Experienced Analysts may participate in client calls.


Business and Financial Analysis 70

Relationship Management Support 30


Business and Financial Analyses

  • Research and analyze financial and operating information relating to companies and industries.

  • Perform complex financial modeling and run valuation analysis as part of client/ industry evaluations.

  • Create statistical exhibits and trend analysis of financial performance for client presentations.

  • Complete due diligence on new and existing client relationships.

  • Compile industry compilations.

Client and Relationship Management Support

  • Provide analytical findings to deal teams.

  • Develop written internal and external marketing on pitch material.

  • Support deal teams in successful development, presentation, and winning mandates



  • An undergraduate degree with academic coursework in finance, economics, or accounting and an outstanding academic achievement

  • 1-2 years of investment banking or valuation experience at a financial analyst level.

  • Knowledge of capital markets, investment banking products and applicable regulations.

  • Credit analysis experience/ understanding.

  • Good knowledge of the organizational lending and portfolio management policies and objectives.

  • Food, consumer or retail experience helpful


  • Exceptional skills in quantitative analytics, financial modeling and credit analysis skills.

  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills.

  • Expertise in financial computer applications and database management tools including MS Excel. Strong proficiency in other Microsoft Office products and the Internet.

  • Strong interpersonal skills used within a demanding team environment and in client interaction.

  • Ability to work under limited supervision.

  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly.

  • Ability to review, assess, and provide detailed information daily.

  • Excellent capability to independently and proactively service multiple clients.

We’re here to help

At BMO Harris Bank we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the center of everything we do – helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future—the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we’re changing the way people think about a bank.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all, inclusive of Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities.


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Investment Banking

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Primary Location:

United States-Illinois-Chicago