Investment Risk – Intern (12-month placement 2024-2025)

23 February 2024
Borough, South East London


AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a responsible asset manager, actively investing for the long-term to help its clients, its people and the world to prosper. Our high conviction approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and traditional asset classes, managing approximately €842 billion in assets as at the end of September 2023. We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all our assets, and integrating ESG principles into our business, from stock selection to our corporate actions and culture. Our goal is to provide clients with a true value responsible investment solution, while driving meaningful change for society and the environment. At end of September 2023, AXA IM employs over 2,600 employees around the world, operates out of 23 offices across 18 countries and is part of the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management. We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically-skilled but also globally-minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company. Employing the best professionals from the widest possible talent pool is at the heart of our strategy of delivering excellent quality of service to our diverse clientele. Description of the department : The main role of the Global Risk Management (GRM) department is to provide AXA IM's General Management with an independent view of the company's risks across all investment platforms and entities and to support risk mitigation efforts. Within GRM, the main roles of the UK Investment Risk Analysis team are: To provide an independent identification, monitoring, analysis and communication of Investment Risks (Market Risk, Credit and Counterparty Risk, Liquidity Risk, Performance Risk) for investment activities based in the UK (Fixed Income, Equity, Balanced Funds, Securities Financing, Fund of Hedge Funds), as per regulation and AXA IM's internal standards To support Investment Risk transversal streams (Liquidity Risk, Counterparty Risk…) according to IRAS organisation To support other Global Risk Management (GRM) teams for their risk analyses when needed The main responsibilities of the role : The internship holder will collaborate with UK Investment Risk Analysts and the Head of Investment Risk Analysis UK across two main dimensions: Regular reporting/oversight (50%): Run regular monitorings carried out by the team, analyse exceptions and escalate issues to investment teams and/or to management as needed. Prepare monthly summaries of investment risk overview covering various UK investment platforms. Participate to regular and ad hoc tasks on the Pricing and Valuation risk stream. Provide analytical support to the SERMs (Senior Expertise Risk Managers) and UK CRO (Chief Risk Officer) where required. Provide support to wider IRAS and GRM teams. Project work/transformation initiatives (50%): Contribute to the enhancement of monitorings and reportings, in terms of quality, depth, efficiency of production, etc. This part of the internship is likely to involve using Python programming to transform and analyse data within AXA IM's internal environment. Your Profile SHARE your unique experience: Education qualifications: Second year of undergraduate studies in Finance, Maths or Engineering Technical skills : Must have strong numerical and analytical abilities. Must demonstrate strong relevant experience with programming in an object-oriented language. Must demonstrate a strong interest in financial markets and risk analysis. Key Competencies : Autonomy: is able to complete tasks of a certain technical or relational complexity unsupervised Rigour and reliability: demonstrates thoroughness and exercises judgment to provide, in a timely manner, quality analysis and deliverables Pragmatism and results orientation: delivers timely, tangible, exploitable results which create value Ability to summarise and communicate: provides clear summaries and presentations to management, highlighting key points and control outcomes. Clearly presents these elements in the context of different meetings or committees. Effective management of subjects on several fronts: more particularly, proactively acts to anticipate possible difficulties and escalates to management where necessary Team spirit: ability and desire to work as part of a team; will support others and build relationships within and outside of their immediate team; able to engage with the team on a global basis Any skills or experience which are desirable but not necessary: Preferable prior experience coding in Python. Preferable study in a degree linked to evidencing the abilities and experiences in the first part of this Profile section (numerical and analytical abilities, programming experience, interest to financial markets and risk analysis). Preferable prior knowledge on financial instruments and financial risk management techniques. Previous relevant work experience can be advantageous. Knowledge of financial data/risk systems can be advantageous e.g. Bloomberg, Factset, RiskMetrics. About AXA The AXA Group is a global leader in insurance and asset management, with 160,000 employees serving 105 million customers in 62 countries. We protect and advise our clients at every stage of their lives, offering products and services that meet their needs in the areas of insurance, personal protection, savings and asset management. Our mission: To act for human progress by protecting what matters Our values: Customer first, Integrity, Courage and One AXA About the Entity At AXA IM we are investing with a clear purpose - to make the world a better place. We act for human progress by investing for what matters. Our conviction-led approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and core asset classes. We are already entrusted by our clients with more than €887 billion in assets. AXA Investment Managers | Home | AXA IM Corporate ( AXA IM is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage candidates with disabilities or any other protected characteristic to apply. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, when needed, to apply for a position or to perform essential job functions. Inclusion and Diversity | Careers | AXA IM Corporate ( What We Offer We are committed to offer you an environment where you can: Grow your potential: Be part of a forward-thinking business with internal opportunities and personalized learning paths available to help constantly develop your skills and abilities. Shape the way you work: Work for a company which is highly committed to providing flexibility & balance to its employees, offering you a large range of benefits (hybrid working, competitive health benefits, among many others.). Thrive within a diverse community: Play a role within a responsible company that actively recognizes and values individual differences in a diverse and inclusive workforce. Move the world forward: Join a responsible employer that acts in favor of societal and environmental causes as an investor, insurer and company, notably through the AXA Heart in Action association. As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, we will celebrate your arrival by planting a tree.


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