Overview

We are an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor focused on enabling more people to harness the power of investing to meet their financial goals. By combining investment insight and innovation with robust risk management we have become one of the largest asset managers in Europe, managing €679bn in assets as of the end of June 2016. We employ about 2,400 people around the world and operate out of 22 countries.
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.

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, as per regulation and AXA IM’s own internal standards, an independent identification, analysis, mitigation, control, monitoring and reporting of Investment Risks (Market Risk, Credit and Counterparty Risk, Liquidity Risk, Performance Risk) for investment activities based in the UK (Fixed Income, Equity, Securities Financing, Fund of Hedge Funds, and Multi Asset Client Solutions)

-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

I/- Main responsibilities of the role (Please describe the sort of profile you are looking for including):

The internship holder will support the UK Investment Risk Analysts, and Head of Investment Risk Analysis UK, to provide second level risk oversight, as well as management reporting, of UK based investment activities.

-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.
-Enhance monitorings and reportings, in terms of quality, depth, efficiency of production, etc.
-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.

II/- Role requirements

-Education qualifications (i.e. type of studies the student should be undertaking):

Must be studying a highly numerate degree subject e.g. Finance, Economics, Science. Engineering. Must demonstrate a strong interest in financial markets and risk analysis. Ideally studying a degree with strongly relevant content e.g. Finance or a degree with extensive finance modules embedded.

-Technical skills (e.g. IT applications, analysis, research, etc.):

Must have strong numerical and analytical abilities. Should have strong familiarity with Excel, preferably including VBA.

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:

Previous relevant work experience can be an advantage. Knowledge of financial data/risk systems advantageous not required e.g. Bloomberg, Factset, RiskMetrics, UBS Delta.

This is a 3 months internship starting in August/September.

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