It’s an exciting time for you to join us. Nordea is a changing company with big ambitions and together we’ll create the future of banking.

A Nordic leader, the Nordea Leveraged Finance unit focuses exclusively on servicing the bank’s private equity clients. As an integrated part of Nordea Investment Banking, our team of 40 professionals across the Nordics is responsible for delivering first-class debt services and solutions in a broad set of situations, including leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings, dividend recapitalisations and refinancing’s. In close cooperation with relevant units in Investment Banking, Leveraged Finance is responsible for all parts of the private equity related debt value chain including pitching, structuring, execution and ultimately the distribution of debt instruments across financial markets. We are fully committed to a product-agnostic approach and our capabilities span a wide spectrum of debt solutions including bank loan financings, distributed loans and high yield bonds.

Nordea Investment Banking has the goal of being recognised as the leading investment bank in the Nordics and has achieved great success, both measured in size of transactions and customer recognition. Leveraged Finance is at the core of a high-performance organisation and strives to achieve extraordinary outcomes for highly demanding clients.

Your future responsibilities

Following an intense week of training that will equip you with the technical toolbox and soft insights needed for you to make an impact, you will as a Leveraged Finance intern join a team of highly dedicated and experienced industry professionals. Supported by senior colleagues, you will from day one be expected to actively contribute to solving complex financing situations for our clients. You will assume ownership and responsibility for various key processes including the preparation of sales material, financial modelling and aggregating and analysing quantitative and qualitative data.

You will also assume responsibility for supporting the team in various internal situations learning first-hand the decision-making process of an investment bank.

On any given day, your work could range from fundamental credit analysis and financial modelling of a potential buy-out target to assisting in creating sales pitch materials for a potential high yield bond refinancing or monitoring our leveraged finance credit portfolio. The tasks will be diverse and demanding and you will be rewarded for your hard work and commitment through the development of a competitive skill set and a unique experience that you will benefit from throughout your career whether in investment banking or elsewhere.

The Internship lasts approximately 20 weeks, is full-time and based in Stockholm.

Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. The four key values that guide us in being at our best and that we expect all our colleagues to be committed to.

Working with top performers in this industry, the candidates for the Leveraged Finance Internship are expected to possess a combination of strong track record, whether academically or other relevant experiences, can-do attitude, as well as a keen interest in finance.

Our organizational structure is uniquely flat, and our team culture supports people eager to learn and take on new challenges. A successful candidate is expected to be goal oriented, to take own initiative and to have an ability to work independently on multiple challenging engagements while having a high degree of quality-consciousness.

The environment in which we operate is sometimes hectic and often quickly changing, and our clients expect deliveries on short notice. We therefore look for candidates with strong time management skills who enjoy multitasking and deliver results that exceed expectations.

Strong communication and presentation skills as well as solid knowledge of various computer tools (e.g. Microsoft Office) are considered vital.

To build a successful career with us, you will work well with others and always act with the customer’s best interest in mind. You love learning and facing new challenges, and you’re excited about bringing your ideas to the table. You’re honest and dependable, willing to speak up even when facing difficulties, and believing in the supporting of others. You’re passionate about doing a great job.

Your background:

  • Strong academic track record
  • Positive mindset and an enthusiastic approach to work
  • Ability to produce high quality work under tight deadlines
  • A genuine interest in the financial markets
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written (preferably also in another Nordic language)

If this sounds like you, we look forward to welcoming you to our team!

We believe that diversity improves team performance. Therefore, we strive to form teams with a mix of people of different genders and ages, and with different backgrounds and experiences.

More information

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At Nordea, we recruit from the widest possible pool and hire the best person for the job. Because diversity makes us stronger. And once you are on board, you will find that we offer equal opportunities to everyone.

Read more and submit your application including cover letter, CV and grades here at latest 17th February 2019.

For more information about the position, you are welcome to contact Johan Wennerholm at

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