Investment Placement Scheme (June 2017)

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates with a curious and driven approach to their work and an ability to think both analytically and critically about problems. You will show a genuine interest in understanding how investments are made and be comfortable working with numbers. It is important that our investment placements are self-motivated and able to build and maintain relationships and work effectively as part of a team. You will also be able to demonstrate that you have independent thought and your own opinions on topics, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.

We are looking for candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and actively recruit from all degree disciplines. It is not necessary to have studied a related degree, or have relevant experience, but an interest in investment management is important.

You will be taking an industrial placement year during your studies, be predicted a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree from any discipline and have 300 UCAS points or equivalent.

What is the Investment Placement Scheme?

This is an exciting opportunity to take a 6 month placement in our Equities department during your studies.

Our Equities business manages assets on behalf of Internal and Retail clients, focussed on delivering superior investment performance to our clients. We do this by offering a diverse range of investment strategies across a wide array of geographies. The different strategies adopted by individual fund managers include value, growth, income, smaller company and convertible bond investing, across geographies as specialist as the UK and as wide ranging as the globe.

Whilst on the scheme, you will be exposed to a number of investment areas outside of your immediate team, through training and networking opportunities, in order to provide a broad understanding of our overall investment activities. Throughout the scheme you will be assessed with a view to making Investment Graduate Scheme offers upon completion.

What will you do?

You will be involved in a variety of tasks focussed on investment analysis. You will benefit from participating in work where you can make a genuine contribution to the team with an opportunity to convey your own views and ideas. The nature of the work will vary dependent on the business area and team that you are placed.

Work that previous placement students have been involved in includes:
Performing credit, company and market analysis
Modelling credit ratings
Sourcing sector and stock specific ideas for funds
Writing research and presenting the findings
Providing transactional support to senior team members
Developing investment analysis

What training and development opportunities are provided?

You will take part in a training programme which includes insights sessions on asset management and the M&G business units. These are designed to be suitable for those without industry knowledge, and will provide an understanding of the whole spectrum of business areas within M&G. You will also attend business info sessions relating specifically to the investment teams at M&G, these informal small group sessions give you the opportunity to discuss teams and roles in more depth.

Placement students are also invited to networking and social events, and provided with a buddy from our graduate cohort who will act as an informal support contact.

Role Details

Start date: Monday 26th June 2017
Salary: Highly competitive
Location: London

For more information and to apply, please visit our website via the button below.

We assess applications as we receive them so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

M&G is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from a diverse background.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for internships and placements. 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.

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