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Investment Risk - Intern - 12-Month Placement 2024-2025

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Placement Program

Banking & Finance•London


The main role of the Global Risk Management (GRM) department is to provide AXA IM's General Management with an independent view of the company's risks across all investment platforms and entities and to support risk mitigation efforts.

Within GRM, the main roles of the UK Investment Risk Analysis team are:

  • To provide an independent identification, monitoring, analysis and communication of Investment Risks (Market Risk, Credit and Counterparty Risk, Liquidity Risk, Performance Risk) for investment activities based in the UK (Fixed Income, Equity, Balanced Funds, Securities Financing, Fund of Hedge Funds), as per regulation and AXA IM’s internal standards
  • To support Investment Risk transversal streams (Liquidity Risk, Counterparty Risk…) according to IRAS organisation
  • To support other Global Risk Management (GRM) teams for their risk analyses when needed


  • Education qualifications:
  • Second year of undergraduate studies in Finance, Maths or Engineering
  • Technical skills:
  • Must have strong numerical and analytical abilities.
  • Must demonstrate strong relevant experience with programming in an object-oriented language.
  • Must demonstrate a strong interest in financial markets and risk analysis.
  • Key Competencies:
  • Autonomy: is able to complete tasks of a certain technical or relational complexity unsupervised
  • Rigour and reliability: demonstrates thoroughness and exercises judgment to provide, in a timely manner, quality analysis and deliverables
  • Pragmatism and results orientation: delivers timely, tangible, exploitable results which create value
  • Ability to summarise and communicate: provides clear summaries and presentations to management, highlighting key points and control outcomes. Clearly presents these elements in the context of different meetings or committees.
  • Effective management of subjects on several fronts: more particularly, proactively acts to anticipate possible difficulties and escalates to management where necessary
  • Team spirit: ability and desire to work as part of a team; will support others and build relationships within and outside of their immediate team; able to engage with the team on a global basis
  • Any skills or experience which are desirable but not necessary:
  • Preferable prior experience coding in Python.
  • Preferable study in a degree linked to evidencing the abilities and experiences in the first part of this Profile section (numerical and analytical abilities, programming experience, interest to financial markets and risk analysis).
  • Preferable prior knowledge on financial instruments and financial risk management techniques.
  • Previous relevant work experience can be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of financial data/risk systems can be advantageous e.g. Bloomberg, Factset, RiskMetrics.

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Second Year

Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance


  • The internship holder will collaborate with UK Investment Risk Analysts and the Head of Investment Risk Analysis UK across two main dimensions:
  • Regular reporting/oversight (50%):
  • Run regular monitorings carried out by the team, analyse exceptions and escalate issues to investment teams and/or to management as needed.
  • Prepare monthly summaries of investment risk overview covering various UK investment platforms.
  • Participate to regular and ad hoc tasks on the Pricing and Valuation risk stream.
  • Provide analytical support to the SERMs (Senior Expertise Risk Managers) and UK CRO (Chief Risk Officer) where required.
  • Provide support to wider IRAS and GRM teams.
  • Project work/transformation initiatives (50%):
  • Contribute to the enhancement of monitorings and reportings, in terms of quality, depth, efficiency of production, etc.
  • This part of the internship is likely to involve using Python programming to transform and analyse data within AXA IM’s internal environment.


Work type

Full time

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