Ms. Maria Enriques
Vice President of Recruiting
ABC Private Bank
99 John Street
New York, NY 10038
On the recommendation of campus recruiter, Thomas Paine, I am writing to apply for a position
as an analyst at ABC Private Bank. I believe my solid financial experience and my outgoing
personality would make me a strong addition to your team. I have enclosed my resume, which
details my qualifications and provides more information on how I might be an asset to your
I recently graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in economics (with a major GPA of
3.85). I interned last year at HSBC Private Bank in New York and am thus very familiar with
the workings of a major private wealth management department. While HSBC has offered me a
position as an analyst, I believe that ABC Private Bank, with its team-based approach to
managing clients’ holdings, is a better match for my skill set.
In addition to my academic and internship work, I have been a member of the Yale University
Investment Club during my entire academic career and served as its president. The Club
manages 10 percent of the University’s endowment, and our returns last year surpassed that of
the endowment’s other managers by 37 basis points. Last spring, I also brought a new fixed-
income investment vehicle to the attention of the endowment’s managers that brought about a
25 basis point improvement in the endowment’s overall returns.
In my spare time, I serve as a mentor through my local Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and
I’m active in charitable activities through my church as well. I have worked my way through
college on scholarships and summer jobs, and rose to the rank of assistant manager at Macy’s
during the two summers before my internship.
I am a hard worker who has earned what I’ve received, and my academic knowledge and real-
life experience can make me a valuable part of ABC Private Bank.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to your reply.