Graduate Business Development Analyst Graduate Business Development Analyst …

Validus Risk Management
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Feb 20
£28-35k + Bonus
Validus Risk Management
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Feb 20
£28-35k + Bonus
Graduate Business Development role within established, fast-growing Financial Services and Technology company

Graduate Business Development Analyst

Start Date - March 2020




An exciting opportunity for a graduate or young professional to join a fast-paced growing FinTech company. The key responsibility of this role will be to assist the business development / strategy team introduce, maintain and up-sell business. Whilst the majority of the work will be in business development, the candidate will gain exposure to the wider teams of the company in both London and North America, being involved in the development of solutions to clients’ complex issues regarding financial market risk, fund finance facilities and monitoring/reporting.


This is an exciting opportunity to join an established, yet fast-growing leading financial advisory firm where the successful candidate will gain first-hand exposure to the global alternative investment industry (Private Equity, Private Debt, Real Estate), as well as working closely with CFOs, CEOs, Fund Partners and investment professionals in this sector. The candidate will directly contribute to the global growth of the company.



  • Working directly with the Risk Advisory team in building the company’s client base globally
  • Organise and attend meetings with the view to start contributing to the overall sales cycle
  • Assist the team with identifying and growing business opportunities
  • Assist with writing proposals and presentations
  • Attending Industry events and functions
  • Build and maintain a robust network within the alternative investment industry, including fund managers, banks and service providers



  • Exposure and knowledge of financial markets, either through school or previous employment
  • Knowledge of currency, interest rate or commodity risk management is an advantage. Please note that direct selling experience will be viewed as a plus but is not a necessity. We are looking for an analytically minded person with strong communication skills who can accurately identify the needs of potential clients, articulate our services and deliver solutions.
  • ·Any relevant work experience either in a sales or analytical role is an advantage.



  • Undergraduate degree (preferably finance or business-related) as a minimum requirement
  • Postgraduate degree and/or working towards relevant qualification considered an advantage



  • Excellent communicator, ability to articulate and discuss complex topics in a clear way that resonates with the target audience. The candidate will receive the support needed to reach this level within the client and industry base.
  • Competency in preparing written presentations
  • Excellent organisational skills, being able to manage multiple tasks whilst assisting the team to maintain focus on the overall sales strategy
  • Ability to manage individual expectations as well as contributing to the team effort
  • Ability to work with and deliver within tight deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written skills. Language skills beyond English are not necessary but will be viewed as a benefit
  • Ability to build, and nurture business relationships is an advantage




Validus Risk Management is an independent advisory firm specialising in the management of FX, interest rate and other market risks. We work with alternative investment funds and portfolio companies to design and implement strategies to measure, manage and monitor financial market risk, using a market-tested combination of specialist consulting services, trade execution and innovative risk technology.  


Working at Validus can offer an exciting opportunity for both personal development and professional growth. Share in our mission to become the largest and most respected specialist provider of financial market risk services in the world. Other benefits include a competitive remuneration package, pension contributions, regular social events, free parking, train ticket loans and financial support towards professional qualifications.  


Validus is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.