Jay Downey

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Financial Analysis
  • Global Nationality: British

Education: Bachelors, University of Manchester, UK; 2022

Subject: Philosophy, Politics, Economics

Sector(s) of interest: Private Equity and Growth Equity

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Balancing the GMAT with a full-time job.

About me: I was born and raised in London but studied in Manchester, where half of my family is from. During my bachelors, I co-founded an electric scooter start-up and took a keen interest in trading, which ultimately led me to embark on a career in finance. Upon returning to London, I completed a 5 month internship at a Real Estate Investment Trust, between the Investment and Strategy teams. I then worked at Bloomberg for 2 months as a Data Analyst, where I was mostly programming data acquisition software in Python. To round out my gap year, I worked in Industrials M&A at Deutsche Bank and rotated between Real Estate Financing Group and TMT M&A at Goldman Sachs. Outside of work and study, I like to keep up with developments in Tech & Media and Formula 1. I also love to play football and poker as regularly as possible.

Three topics I can be approached about: PE&VC Club, IB/PE applications, and great restaurants in London. 

Contact: jdowney.mfa2024@london.edu