Institutional Equity and Prime Brokerage

Industrial Placement

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Placement and duration

The Institutional Equity and Prime Brokerage Programme is aimed at undergraduates who are either required by their degree or are able to complete a longer internship period. The six month internship begins in January and offers you the opportunity you the opportunity to learn about a variety of product areas, while providing a clear understanding of how the business operates as a whole. Following an initial period of training and induction, you will be assigned to a particular team where you will spend the remainder of your placement. Interns are treated as full-time members of the team and work alongside experienced professionals at all levels.

Training program

Industrial placement interns participate in an orientation day and training program and will be given extensive learning opportunities including technical training and lunch-time speaker series with senior executives, mentoring, networking, charity and social events.

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Responsibilities

Opportunities exist across the following business areas:

  • Sales: Work alongside experienced employees to learn how we build our client base and establish and maintain long-term client relationships.
  • Trading: Develop and execute trading ideas and analysis, and support all aspects of the market-making trade execution process, from research analytics on trades to relative value analysis.
  • Structuring: Use innovative and solutions-based approach to designing both investment and risk management products across all asset classes.
  • Analytics: Provide quantitative and qualitative analytics around client revenue and profitability; work to efficiently manage commission dollars by creating increased transparency around the services that clients value.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You possess strong analytical, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You are able to communicate clearly and succinctly and thrive under pressure and ever-changing situations.
  • You analyse and interpret complex information quickly and accurately.
  • Study in a financial discipline is not essential, although you should have a strong aptitude for numbers.
  • You actively generate and share new ideas and are committed to achieving your career goals.
  • Fluency in English required.