Sunday, March 18, 2012

Corporate Bonds Salesperson

Organization Overview  William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is a global investment firm offering investment banking, asset management, equity research, institutional and private brokerage, and private capital to individual, institutional, and issuing clients. Since 1935, we have been committed to helping clients achieve their financial objectives. As an independent, employee-owned firm, our philosophy is to serve our clients' interests first and foremost. We place a high value on the enduring nature of our client relationships, the quality of our products and services, and the continuity and integrity of our people. William Blair & Company is based in Chicago, with office locations including Boston; London; New York; San Francisco; Shanghai; Wilmington, Delaware; and Zurich. For more information, please visit

Department  Debt Capital Markets


  • Develop strong and long-term relationships with buy-side clients by understanding their investment style and needs.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of our new issue products. Coordinate with underwriter to solicit orders that maximize our pricing strategy.
  • Effectively represent our inventory items to clients. Relate customer inquiry to trading desk and fellow salesmen. Query clients for bond sale opportunities that correspond to other salesmen’s needs. Attend and contribute at sales meetings.
  • Participate in other projects as requested by management.

  • Requirements

  • Three to five years institutional bond sales experience from a top brokerage firm
  • Five to ten years work experience
  • Bachelor degree, MBA preferred
  • Series 7 and 63 licenses
  • Strong marketing, business development and selling skills
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Thorough knowledge of product marketing, client service issues and organizational operations
  • In depth knowledge of the bond markets

  • Additional Info
    As a William Blair & Company associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.
    William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.
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