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Global Asset Management - Summer Analyst

Who we are

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. In 71 countries and territories serving around 46 million customers, our ambition is to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper. 

Our structure

Our network covers both established and emerging markets across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America. Within these markets, we serve our customers through our global businesses: Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Global Private Banking, Global Asset Management and Retail Banking and Wealth Management.

HSBC and you

We’re looking for the future leaders of Global Asset Management. Forward-thinking, driven, perceptive students who enjoy being part of a team and are excited by new ideas. People who are dependable and open to different cultures.

An internship in Global Asset Management will help you understand how HSBC connects individual retail customers, major multinational corporate clients, sovereign wealth funds and financial institution clients with investment opportunities around the world.

You will complete a placement in one of the following areas: investments, business development and sales or product; which will allow you to focus on developing your knowledge of Global Asset Management’s investment capabilities and customer groups. In investments you’ll be developing an understanding of the investment philosophy and process for different asset classes, as well as gaining an introduction to equity/fixed income analysis and to the investment research and dealing functions. In business development and sales, you’ll be supporting key business development projects and understanding the sales processes to support distribution to different client groups and distribution channels. In client strategy, you’ll develop an understanding of the asset management client segments and customer propositions, and support client strategy and client propositions projects. In product, you’ll identify market trends, develop an understanding of the product lifecycle and product development processes, and support distribution to different client groups and channels.

You will have the opportunity to contribute and deliver in our fast-paced environment, which will help you build analytical and communication skills, demonstrate your initiative and experience our collaborative team spirit. 

At the beginning of your internship, you’ll be set measurable objectives and you’ll receive feedback throughout the 10 weeks by your line manager, who will manage your performance as well as offering you support and advice. You’ll be assigned a dedicated buddy who you can share ideas with and who will give you guidance. There will be plenty of opportunities to establish a solid network across Global Asset Management, which will stand you in good stead for the future. Taking part in our sustainability initiatives will also help you to develop new skills and become a future leader of HSBC, while adding value to the communities in which we work.
Perform well during the internship and you could secure a place on our Global Asset Management Global Graduate Programme on completion of your studies

To be considered for the internship, you will be a penultimate-year Bachelor’s or Master’s degree student from any discipline who:

  • Demonstrates our values – open, dependable and connected 
  • Is interested in, and understands, international markets and finance
  • Is curious about the business world in which we live
  • Has a global outlook
  • Has strong verbal & written communication skills/client facing skills 
  • Has high level analytical skills – ability to research, analyse and interpret complex data and make measured decisions 
  • Is proactive, hard-working, self-motivated and willing to take on new challenges
  • Is fluent in English (written and verbal)


The ideal candidate for this role will:

  • Be on track for a minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent (predicted or gained), and 300 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding General Studies) 
  • Have consistently achieved objectives set for you and taken action to improve your own performance
  • Have self-awareness with the confidence to work independently and take responsibility for your own development
  • Have worked collaboratively with other colleagues, supporting them when possible

In addition to the details listed above, the ideal candidate will be proactive, forward-thinking, ready to challenge the status quo, with strong drive and determination, keen to learn and develop at all times, have a natural ability to build relationships with colleagues and a willingness to deliver on difficult assignments, possess an aptitude for understanding the underlying strategy which underpins the bank direction, be skilled at project management and have a keen interest in business development.

Please do not apply for this position unless you are in your penultimate year of university

Please be advised that you should apply for one HSBC Internship Programme. Candidates with multiple applications will be progressed on one application.

Please make sure that you will have the right to work in the UK at least until the end of the programme. 

The base location for this role is London, UK. 

At HSBC we are open to different ideas and cultures, connected to our customers, communities and each other, and dependable, we do the right thing. These are the values that guide us every day. We seek to recruit people who share these values and will help us to sustain them.

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