RFP Intern (International Business Development) - 12 months placement
The Global RFP team is based across Paris and London. Specifically in London, the team currently comprises two permanent RFP writers and three interns (undergraduates). The London team works closely with the Paris-based RFP team as well as various internal stakeholders across the wider business.
The RFP team is mandated to win new business through the submission of investment proposals (these includes pre-qualification questionnaires, corporate and product due diligences, RFIs, RFPs, pitches, standard RFPs and on-demand consultant searches etc.) to institutional and wholesale clients around the world. The team covers all the asset classes and products offered by AXA IM, including fixed income, equity, alternatives and multi-asset investment solutions.
Interns’ involvement in the team ranges from basic information gathering, data sourcing, drafting and formatting, to participating in various business initiatives (such as daily sourcing of new business opportunities, database updates and feedback filing etc.). Through a rewarding work experience within an international environment, interns will gain a better understanding of capital markets, financial products and the asset management business as a whole. In addition, the internship will also help develop valuable skills in customised proposal and presentation preparation, competitive analysis and project management.
The main responsibilities of the role
Compile in investment proposals across the main asset classes
Compile quantitative data (assets under management, staff, performance and risk analytics)
Source information from all internal contributors worldwide including sales, product specialists, portfolio managers, risk managers and product management
Assist in regular product and corporate updates in the proposal tool
Strong written and verbal communication skills - excellent English language skills required
Undergraduate students with a major in Economics and/or Finance; would consider students studying Law and English language
Good understanding of financial products an advantage
Good time management and attention to details
Team player and good interpersonal skills
Proficiency and formatting skills in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other publishing toolsWould you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.
In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.
We are an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor focused on enabling more people to harness the power of investing to meet their financial goals. By combining investment insight and innovation with robust risk management we have become one of the largest asset managers in Europe, managing €746bn in assets as of the end of 2017. We employ about 2,400 people around the world and operate out of 21 countries.
We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically-skilled but also globally-minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company.
AXA IM is committed to building an inclusive culture, valuing diversity and supporting the career progression of all employees.