Equity Team Intern - Summer 2020

Central London  |  Permanent

Salary: £12 per hour

Ref: 7635

The equity team of this major pension fund manages c£5bn of assets, with £1bn outsourced and £4bn managed by a team of eight fund managers. The equity intern will join this friendly team of knowledgeable investment professionals to support them in their research efforts.

There are two aspects to this role:

  1. Learning about the equity investment process
  2. Building a database of information for support the team’s efforts in developing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policy & processes.
Working with the eight equity portfolio managers, the two traders and the team assistant you will learn about:
  • stock selection
  • portfolio construction
  • asset allocation
  • risk management
  • equity trading

To execute the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Project, you will work closely with the equities team to develop the ESG policy including:
  • Build a database collecting key ESG variables for all 58 stocks in the Equity Fund
  • Help with making recommendations on ways in which this ESG data can be used.

Skills and Attributes required

Applicants will be graduates or undergraduates on any course with a numerical element who have a genuine interest in Investment. You must be able to complete a 10-week internship from 22nd June 2020.

You must be able to demonstrate strong competence in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel,excellent verbal and written communication skills, quantitative skills – a facility with numbers is key, strong organisational skills.

In addition you must have an interest in financial markets and investing, be a team player who is confident in conversing in a busy team environment and you will be proactive self-starter who can manage their own workload. With a creative and innovative approach to problem solving, you will also be analytical and accurate in your approach.

Application Process

Please use the personal statement part of your Step profile to demonstrate your interest in and suitability for the role as described above. Your supporting statement should be no more than 500 words and should be tailored to this role.

Telephone screening is due to take place towards the end of March when you will be given further information about the identity of the employer, with face to face interviews taking place at the beginning of April.

We reserve the right to close the role early so your early application is encouraged.


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