New York, New York, Position Summary:
The Analyst Summer Internship is an intensive 40-weeks program within the Trading and Strategy Investments team who is responsible for a variety of strategic investment strategies with a focus on a disciplined return on investment methodology. The Intern will gain valuable experience in market and economic data sourcing, large data analysis and synthesizing investment information with key focuses related to portfolio construction and theoretical application of investment ideas to implementation and trading on those investments. All while learning about insurance asset manager and the industry, company and their financial, economic market analysis; whilst supporting and developing investment trends and economic infrastructure. 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 IFG CORPORATE ACCOUNTING SERVICES platform with emphasis on macro-economic data used across portfolio with an emphasis on fixed income, understanding investment risk management and economic undercurrent, and leading up to how data 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.
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 analytics and surveillance. The intern will be assigned projects in support of current business needs including research and analyst responsibilities within the credit portfolio for the full 10 week period.
Communicate regularly with all aspects of an insurance asset manager with emphasis on relevant news, regularity of information, interpretation of information, data analytics and the potential risks, while developing methodology for presenting ideas in a thoughtful manner.
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.
Create and maintain large data sets, while identifying key trends and statistical information to guide stakeholders in aiding in investment decisions.
Participate in the design and implementation of investment analytics pertaining to the assessment and management of the company’s investment strategies and risks, including but not limited to stochastic financial projections, understanding tail event stress testing, regulatory capital modeling, portfolio optimization, performance attribution, along with developing asset understanding in foreign exchange and derivatives.
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 Credit, Portfolio, External Management, Enterprise-Wide Risk Management, Accounting, Actuarial, Tax, IT, HR, etc.
Write industry reports as needed.
Participate company /department wide meetings throughout the summer.
Compile and maintain company and industry relative value analysis.
Written and verbal presentations to assorted stakeholders
We seek highly motivated student whoa re eager and willing to learn and have a strong interest in investments, finance, asset management, economics, insurance, and our company. Additional qualifications include:
GPA of 3.5 or above preferred
Degree Focus: Finance, Statistics, Economics, Data Analytics, or similar degree programs.
Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills
Basic understanding of financial statements
Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
The above salary is monthly.