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Equity Derivatives Sales Analyst

London, England, United Kingdom
March 08, 2019

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Francisco Mendes da Costa

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Equity Derivatives Analyst with a multicultural background and education. Lived in three different countries and visited over 40, trilingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Sports enthusiast and former national team rugby player. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Commerzbank AG London, United Kingdom

Analyst, Equity Derivatives Sales October 2017 – Present

Equity derivatives sales team member for Iberian and LATAM coverage. Covering institutional clients such as banks, asset managers, wealth managers and family offices.

Providing and structuring solutions within equity and credit classes, and ranging from plain vanilla options to tailor-made structures.

Deloitte Lisbon, Portugal

Analyst, Corporate Finance March 2017 – September 2017

Conducted valuations for diverse projects via DCF,DDM and Multiples within the Financial Services, Energy and Real Estate Sector;

Involved in the due diligence process for the acquisition of a multinational bank branch in Portugal;

Produced a business plan for the implementation of a national retail bank in Angola. Haitong Securities London, United Kingdom

Off-cycle intern analyst, Mergers and Acquisitions October 2016 – January 2016

Supported the preparation of pitches for both sell -side and buy-side M&A investment opportunities for diverse companies;

Performed company valuations via DCF and multiples (transaction and trading). EDP Renewables Madrid, Spain

Summer Analyst, Corporate Finance July 2016 – October 2016

Involved in a Solar Panel plant investment project valued in 100 Million euros in Romania and off-shore wind project on the Portuguese coast valued in 150 Million euros.

Supported the M&A department, developing analysis on possible investment prospects in Italy. Full detailed valuation using DCF methods.



Master in Finance September 2015 – July 2016

Ranked # 4 worldwide by Financial Times

Relevant subjects: Financial Accounting & Analysis, Corporate Finance, Valuation, Quantitative Finance, Financial Modeling

Final Thesis: Natura Cosmetics Firm Valuation (Final Grade: 4.00/4.00) Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics Lisbon, Portugal Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration September2011 – January 2014

Ranked #25 Business School in Europe by Financial Times

Average grade 14 out of 20 (top 10-20%)

Awarded merit scholarship

Lancaster University Lancaster, England

Exchange Semester in Business Administration September 2013 – February 2014

Top 10 Management Universities according to the Palms ranking Activities and Interests

Sport: Federal Rugby Player for 9 years, winning national and international championships; Played for the national rugby team; Played on CLSBE Rugby team (2011-2013), Lancaster University rugby team (2013-2014) and IE Rugby Team


Social: Volunteer work in Angola (2012) and Banco Alimentar for two years (2011-2013). Backpacking trips around Europe, South America and Southeast Asia.


Languages: Portuguese (native), English (Bilingual proficiency), Spanish (Bilingual proficiency).

IT Skills: Advanced proficiency in MS Office, financial modelling, Certified Bloomberg essentials, FactSet and Visual Basic.

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