Since our inception over 200 years ago, we've evolved to offer the whole spectrum of global banking and financial services, and in many cases, we've helped define them. It is the combination of character, product strength and intellectual capital that sets us apart as an industry leader. We invented the concept of relationship banking back in the nineteenth century, and we are still doing first-class business in a first-class way. Today, we work together across our businesses and around the globe to meet the complex financial needs of corporations, governments, private firms, financial institutions, non-profit organizations and individuals. J.P. Morgan employs more than 70,000 people globally, and the firm has assets of $2.2 trillion. We have offices in more than 50 countries and clients in more than 100 countries around the world and as a testament to our global platform and leadership, lead the industry in most markets in which we operate. Founded in 1799 in the United States, J.P. Morgan is truly a global organization. Our roots in Europe date back to 1838, and we've been in Asia since 1872.
As a graduate within Investment Banking, you could join one of five key business areas: Capital Markets (Debt and Equity) Mergers & Acquisitions Acquisition Leverage Finance (ALF) Pan-European Industry Coverage UK Product & Industry Coverage (J.P. Morgan Cazenove) Find out more about these industry and product groups in our Business Areas section. What to expect Our graduates start in June or August, when you'll attend the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) training and exams required by the regulator for anyone working in Investment Banking in the United Kingdom. We then fly you to New York to complete our global training programme. You'll return to Europe in August or October to join your assigned team and begin work as an Investment Banking analyst. Learn more about the New York training programme . Whichever team you join, there will be common themes to the work and you'll balance your time between marketing and executing transactions within Investment Banking, drawing on the firm's broad range of global resources and senior expertise. As an Investment Banking analyst, you'll learn to carry out in-depth company and sector research, analyse the data and draw financial and strategic conclusions from your work. You will then present the results to the client creatively and persuasively, ready to clarify and debate any given aspect with confidence. You'll very quickly be working in small teams alongside senior J.P. Morgan professionals and clients, absorbing a vast amount of industry, country and product knowledge. Your contact with clients often the CEOs or CFOs of large corporations and government representatives will be an education in itself and the experience and accessibility of everyone around you will make the whole process happen at a phenomenal rate.