Job role: Wellington Management are seeking individuals to join their 2021 Placement Intern Programme, which will run from June 2021 until July 2022. The successful candidates, located in London, will provide support within one of the following divisions; Investment Platform - Office of the COO, ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance), Global Relationship Group, Trade Coordination, Investment Boutiques, Global Marketing, Investment Services & Technology Group, Compliance, Investment Products & Fund Strategies, and Operational Risk. This programme offers an excellent entry point into the Investment Management industry. An overview of each area is highlighted below:
• Investment Platform - Office of the COO
The global investment platform is comprised of over 475 investment professionals across five investment functions (Investment Boutiques, Investment Research, Investment Science, Investment Strategy, and Alternatives) in six global locations. This role will sit within the Business Management team of Wellington’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer that supports all business initiatives related to the Investment Platform. The COO group builds shared centres of excellence across corporate access, research services, early career investor development, knowledge management, strategic initiatives, and business management for all investors. It also drives integration and ensures Wellington's investment platform is flexible and adaptable to changing client needs and evolving markets.
• Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
The ESG team in the Investment Research group resides within the broad investment research resources of the firm and brings in-depth ESG expertise to the investment dialogue. The team is tasked with facilitating the integration of ESG factors into investors’ decision-making processes in order to achieve our clients’ objectives across asset classes and geographies. They do this by producing ESG research and ratings, conducting ESG portfolio reviews with investment teams, researching and executing the firm’s proxy votes, and, in coordination with other investors, engaging with companies on ESG issues for the benefit of our clients. ESG Analysts specialize by sector, which helps investors to consider common material ESG risks and opportunities across the sector, as well as the relative performance of potential investments against a relevant peer set.
• Global Relationship Group (GRG)
The GRG group is focused on business development and relationship management with clients, consultants and prospects globally. The group includes sales, marketing and client servicing functions which aim to provide market leading service capabilities to a wide variety of client groups. These client groups are served by specialist individual teams that are designed to be able to tailor to the specific needs of each sector and region.
• Trade Coordination
The Trade Coordination team works closely with our Trading team and is primarily focused on confirmation and allocation of all trades, as well as being on-hand to preemptively address any potential trade issues. They support Traders in compiling and disseminating intraday market updates to investors and contributing to longer term projects. The team also works closely with other departments within the firm to ensure timely, accurate and thorough support for our clients.
• Investment Boutiques
The Investment Boutiques group is comprised of Portfolio Managers from Fixed Income, Equities and Multi-Asset across all regions. These investment professionals strive to deliver exceptional investment returns for our clients. The teams collaborate with each other and with other investors across the firm to identify opportunities and risks.
• Global Marketing
Global Marketing is responsible for how we communicate the firm’s investment capabilities, culture, and brand through our people and our content with the objective of retaining clients and growing our business.
• Investment Services & Technology (InvesTech) Group
The InvesTech group brings technology and operations together to deliver better, more efficient outcomes for our clients and business partners. InvesTech is comprised of Investment Implementation, Infrastructure Design, Operations, and Technology.
The Compliance group is a global team who are highly collaborative and support all aspects of our business. The function is essential to the firm and its culture to ensure that we are compliant with all rules and regulations and putting our clients first. In Compliance, you will have an opportunity to interact with all aspects of the business, from our GRG and marketing teams, to the trading desk, gaining exposure to all aspects of both the client and trade lifecycle.
• Investment Products & Fund Strategies (IPFS)
The IPFS group is a product centre of excellence with a focus across the lifecycle of our products. This includes product innovation, portfolio representation, portfolio integrity, and product delivery, increasingly through funds. The team is responsible for defining the product and vehicle strategy across asset class and geography, and works in partnership with colleagues on client and investment platforms to implement that strategy.
• Operational Risk
The Operational Risk department is responsible for the oversight of all non-investment risk associated with the running of the firm’s day-to-day business. The team works closely with all functions to assess risks that are inherent to their business as well as the controls in place to mitigate those risks. Operational Risk reports to the firm’s Risk Management Committee and supports senior management in their governance role for the oversight of risk.
Looking for: Students studying towards a Bachelor’s degree
How to apply: To apply, click here.
Close date: 30 October 2020
Start date: June 2021