Investment Intern - Summer 2022 - London
About the Company
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we’re looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We’re digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we’re looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.
We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.
What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
- Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
- Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
- Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
- Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best
How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.
Investment Internship Scheme
Who We Are
We invest across a range of asset classes to best manage the long term savings of millions of people across the globe. No investment area is left untouched, with curious, creative and intelligent investment decisions being encouraged at all levels.
The customer sits at the heart of M&G Plc’s business model and diversity of thought is an essential factor in ensuring investment success.
Creating an inclusive culture at M&G Plc is critical to our success. We believe that this means promoting respect, developing talent, protecting our people and valuing our differences. We are proud to employ people from a wide range of backgrounds, experience and skillsets.
What is the Investment Internship Scheme?
The scheme consists of an 8 week immersive dive into the world of our investment activities which includes insight sessions on the M&G Plc business units to provide a wide base of exposure within the company. Investment interns can also attend investment specific business info session to enhance their learning and ensure they have the opportunity to discuss more day to day activities and gain insight into the lives of our highly successful investment professionals. Each intern will be allocated a buddy from our graduate cohort who will provide informal support and promote integration with the M&G Plc family. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend networking and social events which are essential for promoting the work life balance encouraged at M&G Plc.
What will you do?
You will learn from our industry leading investment professionals and will be encouraged to present your own views and ideas. Interns at M&G Plc make valuable contributions to the teams they work in and will be involved in a variety of tasks focused on investment analysis. The nature of the work will vary dependent on the business area and team that you are placed, but through collaboration with your assigned manager there is always opportunity to tailor the internship to things that you already enjoy while remaining open to new and exciting areas on offer at M&G Plc.
Work that previous interns have been involved in includes:
- Performing credit, company and market analysis
- Analysing the creditworthiness of a company
- Sourcing sector and stock specific ideas for funds
You will be placed in a team one of the following areas:
Private & Alternative Assets: M&G is one of the largest managers of private assets in Europe with over £65bn of asset under management. The Private & Alternative Assets group consists of four teams, Private Fixed Income, Real Estate, Infracapital and Alternatives and totals over 500 employees. The teams source and manage private assets mostly on behalf of institutional clients and the Internal client with the assets split about 50:50 between third party and internal funds.
Equities: Our Equities business manages over £61bn (as of 30 June 2020) both in the UK and globally across a range of investment styles including income, value and growth. We have a conviction-led, long-term approach to investing and believe that we can deliver the best returns for our clients through active management.
Research & ESG: The Research team delivers M&G Plc’s proprietary analysis and views into the investment process. Fund managers use Research team output to inform portfolio construction and investment decision-making. Analysts use a range of raw materials to form their analysis and views: company financial statements, meetings with company management, news, industry data and ESG data. Analysts express their views in terms of hard metrics such as credit ratings or equity valuations, and written output such as earning commentary or research papers. Analysts also make qualitative and quantitative assessments of a company’s ESG credentials. Analysts also engage directly with fund managers to collaborate in the process of investment idea generation.
The Stewardship & Sustainability (ESG) team develop and deliver ESG subject matter knowledge within M&G plc. These insights are used to inform both analysts and fund managers on big Sustainability themes. They also help to determine the priorities in our engagements with investee companies, and to shape long-term investment strategies in funds that are targeting a successful climate transition. The team collaborates closely with analysts and investment teams to inform portfolio construction, especially in M&G Plc’s growing range of ESG-aligned strategies.
Treasury and Investment Office: The M&G Plc Treasury and Investment Office (T&IO) is responsible for the portfolio management and oversight of the internal Life and Annuity Fund investments, including setting Strategic Asset Allocations and selecting Fund Managers. The team is also responsible for M&G Plc Group Treasury activities.
Cash & Currency: The Cash and Currency team design and manage treasury product mandates for the asset manager and the asset owner as well being the global execution hub for cash and FX markets.
Public Fixed Income: M&G Plc’s Public Fixed Income business manages approximately £140bn of assets for institutional and wholesale clients. The investment team benefits from the support of one of Europe’s largest in-house credit research teams. The 45-strong team of experienced investment and client service professionals manage assets across a range of strategies spanning Fundamental Credit, Emerging Market Debt, High Yield and Macro/Strategic Credit.
You will learn from our industry leading investment professionals and will be encouraged to present your own views and ideas. Graduates at M&G make valuable contributions to the teams they work in and will be involved in a variety of tasks focused predominately on investment analysis.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for innovators, creative thinkers and hands-on individuals from any subject matter background, with a desire to learn and who have a genuine interest in financial markets. Candidates who succeed with us are self-motivated, capable of building and maintaining relationships and work effectively as part of a team.
We champion our ideas and are, at the same time, comfortable to have these ideas challenged. Candidates must be able to formulate their own opinions by thinking both analytically and critically about problems.
We cast our net wide as we want to recruit candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those from a broad range of degree disciplines. If this sounds like you, and you are a penultimate year undergraduate headed for a 2:1 at undergraduate degree level, then get in touch to start your M&G Plc journey.
We are unable to provide sponsorship for internships. However, if you're in full-time education in the UK under the Tier 4 (General) category, current regulations may permit you to take on temporary employment during holiday periods or as part of your studies.
At M&G Plc Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic objective. We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identify, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationally, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles.
- Start date: 20 June 2022
- Salary: Highly competitive
- Location: London
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