Career Opportunities

We are always looking for highly motivated, self-confident individuals with experience or strong interest in the financial markets to join our team of professionals.  To be considered for future positions, submit your resume, references, and salary history to:

For Research: Ian Corydon

For Investment Banking: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For Sales: Eric Rajewski

For Trading: Knut Grevle

For Operations: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Current Opportunities

  • Associate Analyst, Equity Research - Chicago

    B. Riley & Co. has an immediate opening for a highly motivated Associate Equity Research Analyst in its Chicago office.  This is a sector specific role, focusing primarily on companies offering leisure products and motor vehicle components.  As an Associate Analyst, you will interface directly with the Senior Analyst and will be relied upon to assist in virtually all day-to-day Equity Research activities.  You will become instrumental in the fundamental research process and the publishing of investment ideas.  Over time, you will be increasingly asked to field requests from investors, media, and our institutional sales force.  Associate Analysts are responsible for conducting research in various forms (e.g., industry, company-specific, macro, etc.), and are a driving force in the creation of research reports, analysis of financial statements, and construction of financial models from SEC filings and press releases.  We aim to provide truly differentiated, proprietary research, which often requires cultivating channel checks.  As such, charismatic communication skills will prove invaluable.  Additionally, you will be asked to actively participate in meetings and/or conference calls with senior management (CEO/CFO) of public companies as part of ongoing due diligence.  There is a very clear, proven career path to Senior Analyst for high achieving Associate Analysts.

    About B. Riley & Co.
    Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Newport Beach, B. Riley is a FINRA member firm providing research and trading ideas to institutional clients (primarily hedge funds and mutual funds), and investment banking services to a wide range of middle-market private and public companies. Founded in 1997, the firm began by successfully targeting small capitalization California-based companies and has won a reputation for providing proprietary, unbiased and often contrarian equity research coverage of companies that are under-followed or misunderstood by Wall Street.  Today, B. Riley’s 12 Senior Analysts formally cover over 200 companies.  B. Riley & Co. recently merged with Great American Group to form B. Riley Financial, Inc.  The combined company’s strong balance sheet and leading suite of financial and advisory services leave B. Riley Financial well positioned for disciplined growth.

    The successful applicant will have:

    • A true passion for investing
    • Entrepreneurial spirit; desire to excel as part of a small team with limited formal structure
    • Exceptional writing skills and a strong command of the English language; candidate will have a natural ability to clearly and concisely articulate investment ideas verbally and in written reports
    • Competent financial analysis and modeling skills, with a strong understanding of financial statements and common valuation techniques
    • 2+ years of relevant experience, preferably in buy or sell-side equity research, investment banking, or similar analyst role – or industry experience in a financial capacity with a strong interest in capital markets. Outstanding recent graduates with highly relevant internships will also be considered
    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field; CFA (or candidate) a plus
    • Ability and willingness to promptly obtain Series 7, 63, 86/87
    • Local candidates (Chicagoland) only

    For consideration, please submit your resume and a brief investment idea to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  No phone calls please.
     

  • Associate Analyst, Equity Research - Los Angeles

    B. Riley & Co has an immediate opening for an Associate Analyst in its Los Angeles headquarters. This position requires a minimum of 2 years in equity research, investment banking, or similar analyst role.

    Job Description:
    Under the supervision of a Senior Analyst, you will be asked to rapidly initiate and maintain coverage of 15 small cap equities. You will construct financial models and generate company specific research reports. You must be familiar with the fundamental research process and will be relied upon to perform your own due diligence drawing from SEC filings, press releases, industry reports, and meetings and/or conference calls with senior management (CEO/CFO) of public companies. Strong communication skills are necessary as you will be expected to communicate investment ideas to institutional clients and our sales force. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual as successful Associate Analysts have potential to be promoted to Senior Analyst.

    Essential Duties:

    • Conduct fundamental analysis to develop investment ideas on public companies
    • Build financial models and forecasts to assess health and growth prospects
    • Conduct valuation exercises to derive price targets for equities
    • Write and publish company initiation reports to support valuation and investment recommendations
    • Stay abreast on coverage names/ industry and publish timely research updates
    • Communicate investment recommendations to and field questions from internal sales force and institutional clients
    • Research and prospect small cap equities for coverage
    • Solicit meetings and build relationships with C-level executives

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • 2+ years of highly relevant experience, preferably in buy or sell-side equity research, investment banking, or similar analyst role
    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field
    • Exceptional financial analysis and modeling skills, with a strong understanding of financial statements and common valuation techniques
    • An ability to clearly and concisely articulate investment ideas verbally and in written reports
    • A passion for investing/equity research and motivation to excel independently
    • Ability and willingness to promptly obtain Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 licenses

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Progress towards CFA charter; CFA level 3 candidate a plus
    • Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 licenses
    • High interest and knowledge of technology sector

    About B. Riley & Co.
    Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Newport Beach, B. Riley is a FINRA member firm providing research and trading ideas to institutional clients (primarily hedge funds and mutual funds), and investment banking services to a wide range of middle-market private and public companies. Founded in 1997, the firm began by successfully targeting small capitalization California-based companies and has won a reputation for providing proprietary, unbiased and often contrarian equity research coverage of companies that are under-followed or misunderstood by Wall Street. B. Riley & Co. is a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc, a publicly traded (NASDAQ: RILY), diversified financial services company.

    For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). No phone calls please.

  • Investment Banking Associate / Analyst

    Investment Banking Associate / Analyst

    B. Riley & Co. has immediate opportunities for Investment Banking Associate / Analyst positions in our Los Angeles office. Join us and work as an integral part of our Investment Banking team. As an Investment Banking Associate / Analyst, you will be expected to perform the following functions:

    • Work as an integral part of the Investment Banking team to execute all aspects of the deal process
    • Conduct financial analysis including comparable company analysis, comparable transaction analysis, DCF analysis, and merger consequence analysis.
    • Perform strategic financial research
    • Coordinate and prepare client presentations and/or transactions including complex modeling
    • Support the banking team by helping to foster client relationships
    • Participate in client meetings
    • Other duties as assigned

    Required Skills and Competencies

    Only local applicants will be considered
    • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (e.g. - Economics, Accounting, Finance, or Computer Science) from a top 25 school
    • For an Investment Banking Associate, MBA degree from a top 25 school is preferred
    • Excellent analytical, quantitative and research skills
    • Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment
    • Able to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills
    • Superb verbal, written and presentation skills, including ability to communicate with senior level management
    • Expert level proficiency in Microsoft Office software products, specifically Excel and PowerPoint
    • Ability to travel, occasionally overnight
    • For an Investment Banking Associate, must have Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Series 79 or equivalent and 63 licenses

    Compensation
    • Competitive base salary and discretionary bonuses
    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • Paid time off
    • 401(k)

    About B. Riley & Co.
    B. Riley & Co., LLC is a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth clients. Investment banking services include initial and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, and merger and acquisition advisory services. The firm is nationally recognized for its highly ranked proprietary equity research. B. Riley & Co., LLC is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, please visit www.brileyco.com.
    B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY) provides financial services through several subsidiaries, including: B. Riley & Co. LLC,; Great American Group, LLC, a leading provider of advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions, and commercial lending services; B. Riley Capital Management, LLC, a SEC registered investment advisor, which includes B. Riley Asset Management, a provider of investment products to institutional and high net worth investors, and B. Riley Wealth Management (formally MK Capital Advisors), a multi-family office practice and wealth management firm focused on the needs of ultra-high net worth individuals and families; and Great American Capital Partners, LLC, a provider of senior secured loans and second lien secured loan facilities to middle market public and private U.S. companies.
    B. Riley Financial, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York and San Francisco as well as Europe. For more information on B. Riley Financial, Inc., please visit www.brileyfin.com.

    Please click here to submit your cover letter and résumé.