Culture

Elevating investment banking isn’t only about our clients. Though we know our approach makes for a better client experience, it’s also about making sure Fort Capital fosters an environment in which our team can thrive, personally and professionally. In our business, the hours can be long; we spend a lot of time here, and together. So we go to great lengths to ensure that it feels like a comfortable, kind and even fun place to be. Everyone talks about our offices, which feel a bit like  a coworking space, a bit like a newsroom, a bit like the kitchen in a high-end home (the kind with beer and wine on tap). What it doesn’t feel like is a bank, or a boiler room. It’s a place people gather, not because they have to but because they want to. Which is exactly what we had in mind.

Partnership Opportunities

Fort Capital was founded by investment bankers who did their time at the big banks, and knew there had to be a better way. So they created it. If our Brand Story resonates with you—if you too are looking for something, and somewhere, better for the next phase of your investment banking career—you might be a good fit at Fort. We’re always looking for experienced experts with an entrepreneurial spirit to join our ranks as partners. Reach out to our leadership team.

Current Openings

If Fort Capital sounds like the kind of place you belong, please get in touch. You can apply for one of the postings below, or reach out to us at our Vancouver, Calgary, or Toronto office.

Opportunity:  Investment Banking Analyst

Location: Vancouver

Application Deadline: End of day, October 15th, 2021

 

Overview

Fort Capital Partners is seeking a highly motivated candidate to join its team as an Investment Banking Analyst in a full-time capacity. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced bankers who have spent the majority of their careers at large investment banks, and seasoned executives in a unique, entrepreneurial environment. You will enjoy a dynamic and challenging work environment in which you will be tasked with creating client presentations, building financial models, and conducting research while executing a broad range of transactions, including M&A, financing, and capital markets advisory mandates. A great attitude, strong willingness to learn, and the ability to complete any task – big or small – will help to differentiate the successful candidate.

 

Primary Responsibilities
  • Creating and updating financial models, performing financial statement and capital markets related analysis as business needs dictate
  • Conducting industry research and communicating findings to deal team
  • Preparing client presentations (including compiling data and assembling presentation materials)
  • Maintaining information databases
  • Supporting transaction execution efforts, with increasing levels of responsibility and accountability over time

 

Requirements
  • Outstanding academic achievement with an undergraduate degree with academic coursework in finance, economics, or accounting
  • 1-2 years Investment banking, accounting or other corporate finance related professional experience
  • Strong attention to detail, and ability to work on multiple projects
  • Dedicated team player
  • Demonstrated critical thinking ability and problem solving skills
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills

 

Favourable But Not Required
  • Enrollment in the CPA, CFA or CBV designation programs

 

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and a copy of their most recent academic transcript via email to careers.vancouver@fortcapital.ca, with “Fort Capital Investment Banking Analyst” in the subject line of the email. Only full applications will be considered and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

About Fort Capital Partners

Fort Capital is an independent, partner-owned investment bank that works with public and private companies in Canada. The firm draws from the collective capital markets experience of its team to provide its clients with proven, accessible and independent investment banking advice and transaction execution.

Creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do. At Fort Capital Partners, we are striving to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our employees.

Summer Student & Co-op Analyst Application

If you are looking for a Summer Investment Banking Analyst position, we begin our recruiting cycle in the Fall for the following Spring work term. We expect candidates to be in a commerce program and often in their third year, returning to school in the Fall to complete their studies. Fall recruiting deadline is October 15th.

Co-op Investment Banking Analyst positions are available for both Fall (September to December) and Winter (January to April) terms in our Vancouver office. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year, and will be evaluated on or around May 31st for Fall and Oct 15th for Winter.