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Intern - Global Investments - New York

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Aflac

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🚀 Summer Internship

New York

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  • You must be a motivated student studying computer science, finance, or similar programs, with a GPA of 3.0 or above, pursuing an MBA in relevant concentrations. Must have strong analytical, communication, and Excel skills, and be physically located in the U.S. for the internship in New York.
  • You will analyze news events, conduct financial analysis, create models, write reports, and present findings to stakeholders. Engage with various departments and contribute to the company's investment platform. Attend meetings, networking events, and learning opportunities.

Summer Internship

Banking & FinanceNew York

Description

  • Our summer interns participate in a series of activities that provide the opportunity to learn about all areas of the firm, as well as on-the job training in portfolio management. Additional asset class exposure may include other fixed income assets, infrastructure debt, middle market loans, foreign exchange, derivatives, structured private credits and alternatives. The Intern will be assigned projects in support of current business needs while learning how to navigate the credit bond market (investment grade and high yield) and genesis of the investment decision and portfolio construction. 

Program Overview:

  • The Summer Internship is an intensive ~10-week program within the credit research/portfolio management team, a team responsible for ~$60 billion of fixed income assets and is responsible for strategies in their respective sector with a focus on a disciplined return on investment methodology.
  • The Intern will gain valuable experience in market and economic events, credit analysis including exposure to industry, company, financial, bond and modeling investment information with key focuses related to portfolio construction, theoretical application of investment ideas to implementation and acting on those investments. All while learning about an insurance asset manager with a strong emphasis on U.S. and introduction to Japan capturing a variety of institutional and industry specific concepts to help inform investment professionals.
  • The Intern will benefit from exposure to Aflac Global Investments investment wide platform with emphasis on macro-economic data used across portfolio with an emphasis on fixed income, understanding investment risk management, economic undercurrent, and leading up to how information is assembled and presented to key stake holders.
  • The Intern will interact with Senior Management and will present their analytical project(s) to an audience of key stakeholders including other investment professionals, analysts, traders, portfolio managers, and Senior Management. 

Requirements

  • We seek highly motivated student with degree focus in computer science, information systems, data / business analytics; finance, or similar degree programs and has an ability to demonstrate a willingness to learn, intellectual curiosity, and have a strong interest working in investments, finance, data or business analytics within an insurance asset management and/or our company.
  • Additional qualifications include:
  • GPA of 3.0 or above preferred and in good standing with the school
  • Working on Masters Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Finance, Statistics, Economics or similar degree programs.
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Office, with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
  • All candidates must have eligibility to work permanently in the U.S. and must be physically located in the continental U.S. for the duration of internship.
  • Working time zone is Eastern Standard Time in New York City.
  • Worker Designation: requires a hybrid work schedule with a minimum of 3 days in the office

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Bachelors
Masters

Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance

Responsibilities

  • Assess relevant news events within assigned Credit sector.
  • Learn how to research and correlate investment ideas and supporting analytics to develop an assessment within defined data sets, industry analysis; along with identifying key trends and movement within financial markets, while developing methodology for presenting ideas in a thoughtful manner.
  • Conduct sector/company specific financial analysis and industry analysis.
  • Dissect earnings releases and regulatory filings.
  • Create and maintain financial models.
  • Write industry reports as needed.
  • Participate in issuer and rating agency calls and various company /department wide meetings.
  • Compile and maintain company and industry relative value analysis.
  • Written and verbal presentations to assorted stakeholders
  • Create and maintain large data sets, while identifying key trends and statistical information to guide stakeholders in aiding in investment decisions.
  • Opportunity to significantly contribute to and influence the development of the company’s next-generation investment platform.
  • Interact collegially and professionally with other members of the trading and quantitative, strategy, and research groups as well as well as other departments such as External Management, Enterprise-Wide Risk Management, Accounting, Actuarial, Tax, IT, HR, etc.
  • Participate company /department wide meetings throughout the summer.
  • The program offers various learning opportunities including presentations by senior management, business leaders, plus networking events with mentors, business sponsors, senior management and full time employees.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

hybrid

Start date

Jun 4, 2024

Location

New York

Benefits

  • Aflac Global Investments has over $100 billion of assets under management.
  • Aflac is a Fortune 100 company with a significant overseas operations in Japan, Bermuda, and U.S. and a corporate culture that recognizes and rewards excellence in all of its employees.
  • Opportunity to gain deep industry knowledge of investments through focused interaction with existing experienced professional staff to generate real-world work product.
  • An open, collaborative work environment amongst other interns in different programs, as well as employees and senior management.
  • Training sessions including Introduction to Fixed Income, Life Cycle of Trading, Understanding Investments Technology Platform, The Role of Compliance in an Insurance Investment Firm, Credit/Market Risk, Derivatives, Macro Strategy, and Understanding the Buy-Side of Investments.
  • Weekly financial/investment/economic discussions with company senior stakeholders to develop and inform investment theory to practical application.
  • Information sessions with senior management, networking with other interns placed throughout other areas of Aflac, and virtual social activities.