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AXA IM Alts - Private Equity Impact Investing Intern (12-month placement 2024-2025)

Employer
AXA Investment Managers
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Intern
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Internship
Hours
Full Time
At AXA IM, we act for human progress by investing for what matters, actively and responsibly. Join us and you'll build a career in a truly diverse, entrepreneurial organization. You'll be part of a mission to tackle some of the world's most stimulating challenges, pushing boundaries and exploring fresh ideas that aim to deliver long-term prosperity.

1. AXA IM Alts

AXA IM Alts is a global leader in alternative investments with over €184 billion of assets under management comprising c.€85 billion of primarily private real estate, over €88 billion of private debt and alternative credit, as well as c.€11 billion in Infrastructure and private equity. We take a 360° approach to real estate & infrastructure investing with over €115 billion of assets under management in direct opportunities, held indirectly through debt and listed equities and via long term private equity investments into operating platforms.

ESG is fully integrated into our investment decision making processes with our responsible investment approach anchored by the three key pillars of decarbonisation, resilience and building tomorrow.

AXA IM Alts employs over 835 people located in 15 offices around the world and serves the needs of more than 600 clients from Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Middle East. We are the number one property portfolio and asset manager in Europe and one of the largest worldwide.

2. The purpose of the role

The role-holder will support and enhance the impact investment team's impact measurement and managment process in line with our objective to assess, measure and manage the environmental and social contributions and results of our investments.

3. Key responsibilities of the role
  • Conduct research on key impact themes in line with our investment strategy
  • Conduct qualitative analysis and formulate views on funds and impact businesses to assess alignment with impact objectives
  • Data collection and analysis from our portfolio funds and direct investments
  • Reporting of impact performance to clients
  • Work with impact databases and analysis systems to support the investment research team's broader efforts to place capital with impact investments
  • Support transition of impact management system to a tech-based platform
  • Support continued evolution of impact management system to align with best practice
  • Provide support to the Impact Impact Investing platform
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks and projects as assigned from time-to-time, e.g. assist in creating impact investment universes, assist with client marketing and RFP responses, write industry thought pieces etc.
Your Profile

4. What type of profile we are looking for

Education/Qualifications:
• Undertaking a bachelor's or advanced degree
• Degree in finance, social sciences, development related fields

Skills and Candidate Profile:
• Demonstrated interest in impact investing, sustainable investing and ESG analysis
• Knowledge of impact investing norms and principles including the UN Sustainable Development Goals
• An aptitude to quickly get familiar and iterate on impact valuation models and research/company data
• Fluency in English, other language a bonus
• Excellent writing skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel (essential) and powerpoint
• Ability to manage databases and reporting tools used to drive decision-making and portfolio analysis
• Stong competency in data analysis - collecting and managing data, data organization/interpretation skills
• Strong project management skills, ability to take ownership of processes and service delivery
• Proven ability to multi-task and produce quality working within tight deadlines
• Attention to detail
• A hard-working, dynamic and proactive self-starter

Expected start date: Summer 2024

Please join us to realize your potential to drive progress, for yourself, our clients and the world in which we live.

About AXA
Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.

About the Entity

At AXA IM we are investing with a clear purpose - to make the world a better place. We act for human progress by investing for what matters. Our conviction-led approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and core asset classes. We are already entrusted by our clients with more than €887 billion in assets.

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AXA IM is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage candidates with disabilities or any other protected characteristic to apply. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, when needed, to apply for a position or to perform essential job functions.

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What We Offer

We are committed to offer you an environment where you can:

Grow your potential: be part of a forward-thinking business with internal opportunities and personalized learning paths available to help constantly develop your skills and abilities.

Shape the way you work: work for a company which is highly committed to providing flexibility & balance to its employees, offering you a large range of benefits (hybrid working, competitive health benefits, among many others.).

Thrive within a diverse community: play a role within a responsible company that actively recognizes and values individual differences in a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Move the world forward: join a responsible employer that acts in favor of societal and environmental causes as an investor, insurer and company, notably through the AXA Heart in Action association. As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, we will celebrate your arrival by planting a tree.

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