Summer Interns Setting The Tone For Jefferies For The Month Of August—Across the Board Winners!

Last month, we asked each of our 234 summer analysts and associates from every department around the globe to set the tone for all of Jefferies by writing their own August 1st "Jef_All" Letter to all of our Employees.

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Our Promise to Jefferies Clients

Jefferies’ investment banking revenues have grown at a compounded annual growth rate of nearly 20% since we entered this business 29 years ago and we are approaching a $2 billion annual run rate.

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A Friendly Poke To Be Aware of the Opportunity and the Risk

Our personal position, for what it is worth, is that the markets are healthy, wide open for business and there is no imminent disaster on the horizon, although risks abound.

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Living In A World Of Extremes

It feels that today we live in a world of passionate extremes, with both sides believing their opinion is absolutely 100 percent right. We are not talking “mostly right,” or “75 percent right,” or even “90 percent right.” We are talking black and white “100 percent right!” Wow, in a complex world including some of the complicated issues above, is anything really that crystal clear?

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25 Secrets That Should Be Obvious About How To Value And Treat Clients

Last month, we shared with you our simple advice that every one of us must take the time to fully listen to and understand the challenges, fears, goals and aspirations of each of our clients and only then give them our best advice. We repeat it now because we ask each of you to internalize this and live it every day. If we truly listen before we think, advise or act, we will do an even better job serving our clients.

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New Year’s Priorities, Thoughts And Goals For An Uncertain Time

Dear Clients and Employee-Partners,

Usually the first page of the new calendar turns and our priorities/resolutions are made as we eagerly start another annual journey with optimism, earnestness and excitement. If you are like us, you are planning to work harder and smarter than ever to achieve individual and collective goals to the best of your abilities. It is a time to be reflective, pensive and honest with yourself. There are personal, professional, and hopefully societal goals that energize us as we finish the holiday festivities and symbolically start, once again from zero. We love this time of year because anything and everything seem possible as bad habits can be changed, new plans and strategies can be initiated, and mistakes are a thing of the past as all that matters is today and tomorrow.

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Where We Stand

As calendar 2018 comes to a close, it’s not only the painful volatility and collapsing asset values that are on our mind.   Markets will ebb and flow and business and investing cycles are as natural as the earth spinning on its axis and revolving around the sun.  The thing that vexes us is the thoughtless, paranoid and fundamentally wrong reaction that many people in our industry are expressing about the #MeToo movement and many other efforts to assure fairness and decency in the workplace.  In recent weeks, we have been disappointed to see reports in the media where various men state the following when it comes to the current state of women in the financial workforce:

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