Where: England - Greater London
Deadline: October 31, 2019
About the company:
M&G has been helping people to prosper by putting their investments to work for more than 85 years.
Today we manage the long-term savings of millions of people across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Our customers include individual savers and investors, members of pension schemes and life insurance policyholders. We look for the best opportunities to invest, across a wide range of assets, on behalf of people who care how their money is invested.
Our approach to investment management is long-term and we encourage our team of more than 350 investment professionals to think creatively, act with conviction and work collaboratively to meet our customers’ changing needs.
We currently manage £285.8 billion of customer assets (as of 30 June 2018) in investments including: bonds, equities, infrastructure, property, alternatives and cash.
Headquartered in London, we have offices in 16 countries and distribute our funds in 23 territories.
The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause fund prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested.
About the role:
The 8 weeks is an immersive dive into the world of our investment activities which includes insight sessions on the M&G 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 have a buddy from our graduate cohort who will provide informal support and promote integration with the M&G 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.
You will learn from our industry leading investment professionals and will be encouraged to present your own views and ideas. Interns at M&G make valuable contributions to the teams they work in and will be involved in a variety of tasks focussed 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.
Work that previous interns have been involved in includes:
You will be placed in a team one of the following areas:
Fixed Income: M&G’s Fixed Income business manages £187bn of assets, predominately for pension funds and institutional investors. The business is home to one of Europe’s largest in-house credit research teams and consistently strong investment performance is delivered by our experienced portfolio managers. We invest in a wide variety of assets spanning public debt and private debt, of which we are the largest investor in the Europe.
Equities: Our Equities business manages over £67.5bn 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, unconstrained management.
Macro Investment Business (Multi-Asset): The team is responsible for managing a number of funds that invest across a range of assets and can offer customers a diversified blend of equities, fixed income, property, cash and currencies in a single portfolio. The fund managers research the markets and decide how much to invest in each type of asset, making the asset allocation decision on behalf of our customers.
Investment Office: The M&G Prudential Investment Office is responsible for management and oversight of the internal Prudential assets, asset portfolio optimisation and M&G Prudential Treasury activities.
Real Estate: The Real Estate Team are specialist investors in all major real estate sectors across the globe. We focus on generating long-term, income-driven returns through active management and offer institutional investors exposure to real estate through both pooled vehicles and segregated mandates.
Team placements are determined on skill sets identified during the recruitment process, business needs and individual interests.
Throughout the scheme you will be assessed with a view to making 2020 Investment Graduate Scheme offers upon completion.
We are looking for innovators, creative thinkers and hands-on individuals 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&GPrudential journey.
How to apply:
For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID 'N4KN3'