ION is the world’s most progressive FinTech company providing pioneering software and consultancy services to customers around the globe. We serve large financial institutions, trading firms, central banks, and corporations. We are committed to automating processes that positively impact our customer’s work and provide insights to enable more informed decision making. We provide software to our customers to simplify complex processes and digitize their businesses. Our products and services help the world’s leading organizations do more, in a better and simpler way than ever before.
ION software underpins the global fixed income, FX, and derivatives markets, powers the world’s central banks and manages cash and risk for thousands of companies worldwide. ION data and analytics are the golden source for M&A, equity and leverage finance bankers worldwide. With a dynamic team of 10,000+ employees, 50+ global offices, and over 4,800+ customers worldwide, ION provides an unparalleled career experience for those who share our passion for growth and technology evolution.
ION Group consists of the following divisions:
ION Analytics: Provider of investment banking M&A, equity and debt data, analytics, and content
ION Commodities: Provider of energy and commodities trading and risk management solutions
ION Markets: Provider of workflow solutions that automate the complete trade lifecycle and deliver actionable insights in real-time
ION Treasury: Provider of unique treasury and risk management solutions that help client manage liquidity of any scale while mitigating operational, financial, and reputational risk
Our Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a foundational global initiative focused on developing talent for ION’s growing operations globally. The program provides an opportunity for outstanding college graduates to start a career in a dynamic and fast paced global fintech and automation provider.
Analysts will spend the first 18 months of their career in 3 unique 6-month rotations covering a broad range of ION’s core capabilities.
Sample rotations include:
· Corporate Development
· Business Intelligence & Data Analytics
· Consulting & Professional Services
· Account Management
· Project Management
· Product Management
· Implementation Services
· Client Support
· Sales & Pre-Sales
At the end of their rotations analysts will then transition to a deeper dive in one area of ION. The program spans 6 offices in North America, with vertical or horizontal opportunities depending on the location.
Horizontal opportunities give LDP analysts the chance to explore various roles across multiple ION divisions. Available in:
Vertical opportunities allow LDP analysts to focus on one ION division and rotate through different areas of the business. Available in:
· Jersey City: ION Markets
· Chicago: ION Markets
· Toronto: ION Markets
· Houston: ION Commodities
· Vancouver: ION Treasury
Analysts will spend the first rotation in their home office but are encouraged to spend their second or third rotation in another location, traveling either domestically or internationally. Typically, more than 70% of analysts take advantage of this opportunity.
What You’ll Do
You will be working at the forefront of the FinTech industry on teams with fellow analysts and experienced subject matter experts. After 3 weeks of structured training, you will quickly be expected to take ownership of challenging projects that make a real difference to our company and our customers. You will gain exposure and extensive skills related to the different areas of ION’s capabilities. Throughout the program you will also be encouraged to pursue interests and skills outside of your rotation to further yourself and the organization.
Representative Analyst Projects
Conducted a strategic assessment of sales and trading workflows for a global investment bank’s fixed income division to help standardize processes, automate manual touchpoints, and improve overall sales efficiency
Worked as part of a team conducting a structured business and technical analysis to help a global investment bank design a new solution to achieve compliance with impending European regulations
Supported project management, by producing activity reports and participating in customer status calls for a multi-million-dollar project for the one of the world’s leading beverage companies.
- Communicate effectively
- Prepare internal and client-facing presentations and analyses
- Take ownership of projects and manage deadlines
- Exercise attention to detail in all aspects of performance
- Multitask and think critically under pressure
- Demonstrate creativity and innovation
- Think strategically and build mental models
- Automate to simplify complex processes internally and for customers
- Spring 2022 undergraduate graduation
- 3.0 GPA or above (transcript required)
- Authorization to work in selected country without restriction or need for sponsorship
- Demonstrated leadership potential both in and out of the classroom
- 1-3 relevant internship experiences
- Passion for learning
- Demonstrated interest in finance and / or technology
- Candidates welcome from all academic backgrounds
- Strong problem-solving capabilities and the desire to understand the “why” behind each problem
How You’ll Grow
Upon completion of the LDP, you will have a well-formed view of the FinTech industry. Through the rotational opportunities supported by continuous feedback, coaching and mentoring, you will develop critical skills and professional capabilities fundamental to your career.
At ION we encourage our analysts to step outside their comfort zones. The LDP gives analysts the opportunity to identify their passions and cultivate their skills. Our goal is for you to complete the program equipped with sufficient knowledge and the potential to become future leaders. Transitioning into your deep dive role, you will further explore your passions within ION and will have another opportunity for an international assignment.
Find your passion, build your skills, hone your execution excellence, and make a difference.