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2021 Industry Placement Year - Economic and Financial Consulting

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£27,500, plus a discretionary bonus
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About Economic and Financial Consulting

FTI Consulting’s Economic & Financial Consulting practice is a team of around 150 economists, accountants and finance experts. We draw on a diverse set of skills to answer a wide range of economic and financial questions for international law firms, global conglomerates and FTSE 100 companies, governments and regulators, often in the context of legal disputes.

We have particular expertise in valuation of businesses, intellectual property, complex financial products, and other assets. We are the leading firm in the provision of expert evidence on valuation issues before courts and tribunals all around the world and we also perform valuations in a variety of non-dispute contexts (for instance, restructuring, financial reporting, IP licencing).

We also specialise in providing economic advice to governments, regulators, companies and investors on economic regulation across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We apply economic theory in a highly practical way to offer economic advice to both regulators and regulated companies on a wide range of issues.

Examples of our recent work

Example Project – The effect of regulatory changes in the solar power industry:

We worked with a number of investors in solar power plants to challenge the justification for, and assess the impact of, changes to solar feed in tariffs.

Examples of other recent projects include:
Modelling the earning potential and case for subsidising rural broadband networks in Europe
Advising on the fair distribution of royalties from streaming services to artists
Valuation of a collection of airports in South Africa
Conducting an event study to determine whether the release of inside information had a material impact on the share price of a European bank
Assessing the impact of Uber’s arrival in London on the earnings of Black Cab drivers
Valuing Chinese businesses de-listed from US exchanges and re-listed in China to determine whether US investors were underpaid for their shares
Determining the extra cost to the NHS because generic drugs were kept off the market as a result of invalid patent claims

What You Will Do and What We Offer

A 12 month placement running from September 2021 to August 2022 in our London offices, with a salary of at least £27,500, plus a discretionary bonus.

You will have the opportunity to apply your intellect and analytical skills to challenging economic, financial and business issues across many different industries. Our Industry Interns are treated the same as our new graduates, playing a key role throughout each of our projects, collaborating with team members on project design, performing research and analysis and developing insights and conclusions. We typically work in small teams, which offers new joiners good exposure to senior staff form an early stage.

You will be provided with a comprehensive formal in-house learning and development programme, supported by other informal knowledge sharing and industry and technical training which is offered in accordance with business need.

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for numerate, analytical and inquisitive team players from any degree subject who are able to think independently and creatively.
Candidates must have achieved a 2:1 or above in first year and must be able to demonstrate their quantitative skills.

Application Process

We will only consider applications which include a CV that sets out your academic performance at university and the results of your A-level or equivalent qualifications.

Application deadline is 15 November 2020.
Candidates will hear back from us with interview invitations by end-November 2020.

Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits.

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More about this vacancy

Start date: 
September 2021
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Gym membership/subsidy, Life assurance, Pension scheme (with company contribution)

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Degree requirements: 
First, 2.1