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As an analyst with GE’s energy investing business, a recent college grad gets a close-up look at high-level project financing

Upon graduating from Boston University with a BS in business and management and a BA in international relations, I took a position as an analyst with GE Energy Financial Services (EFS) in a two-year rotational program. EFS is a Stamford, Conn.-based energy investing business within General Electric (ticker: GE), with a portfolio of more than $11 billion in power plants, wind power farms, oil and gas reserves, gas pipelines, and other energy assets. The analyst rotation includes one year supporting the back-end of the business (portfolio managers) and concludes with one year assisting the front-end (underwriters). I work as an analyst on the Global Plus Portfolio team. My roles include country risk analysis, financial modeling/valuation of equity and debt deals, support of the asset sales team, and control of team processes using GE's metrics to track the portfolio's health.

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