Quirico Perez

Associate, Global Corporate & Investment Banking
Quirico Perez

What persuaded you to work for Bank of America Merrill Lynch?

I chose Bank of America Merrill Lynch because of the diversity of its team, the challenging analytical environment that investment banking represented for me and because it was a great venue to develop a wide array of transferable skills for my future.

Describe your job?

The easiest way for me to explain my day to day job is to explain that we work for big corporations, on transformational transactions such as M&A, debt or equity issuances. We’re here to represent the best interests of the firm and to advise them throughout the entire process.

What are the most rewarding aspects of your role?

What I enjoy the most about my day to day duties is the client interaction. The ability to meet CEO’s of companies, truly powerful people in the industry who have paved their way to success and continue to pave the way for others.

What are the key skills you need to be successful at Bank of America Merrill Lynch?

I believe the key attributes to be a good, successful investment banker is to be a positive and resourceful person. A good banker is thoughtful, detail oriented, a good team leader and willing to put in the effort to achieve an outstanding outcome.

You can come from different corners of the world, with a different life perspective and you are valued for your unique point of view.

Do you work with people abroad?

I get to work with people abroad and across the organization on a daily basis. As an associate in the investment banking Latin American team, I work with our offices in Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, Bogota, Sao Paulo and Mexico. That’s one of the most exciting things about my job, the fact that I'm interacting with a diverse and broad team that utilizes its specialized skills to add value to transactions across the firm.

What is your biggest accomplishment or achievement at Bank of America Merrill Lynch?

Besides growing as a professional and developing my technical skills, I am very proud to have the ability to interact with my team in extracurricular activities and contribute to creating an open and fun work environment.

Describe the culture.

We have people from all over the world with different backgrounds; from the best universities in the world, to the smallest liberal arts schools no one has ever heard of. That’s what makes this place unique, that you can come from different corners of the world, with a different life perspective and you are valued for your unique point of view.

In one word, how would you describe Bank of America Merrill Lynch?

Diverse.

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Which of these teams most appeals to you?

Banking, markets & finance

Banking, markets and finance roles across the bank work directly with our customers across the U.S. and companies and institutional clients globally.

Business support functions

Teams across our business support functions are essential specialist teams that work to ensure the strategic, efficient and successful running of the bank's day-to-day business.

Technology & operations

Global technology & operations teams help to provide the infrastructure, technology platforms and information security capabilities crucial to our ability to serve our customers and clients.

Where are you in your education?

Bachelor's Master's MBA PhD Other