Analyst CRE Finance Real Assets

Location GREATER LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Experience level Jeunes diplômés
Job details sector Gestion d’Actifs

AXA Investment Managers is a multi-expert asset management company within the AXA Group, a global leader in financial protection and wealth management. AXA IM is one of the largest European-based asset managers with approximately €858bn in assets under management as of the end of December 2020. AXA IM employs 750+ investment professionals around the world and operates out of 15 investment centers.

Business Rationale: 

Given its growth prospects, the CRE debt team of AXA IM – Alts is looking for an Analyst to join us in Paris or London. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated team-player and proactive individual with previous experience in real estate or in finance to be part of our expanding team.

Description of the department

We are a team consisting of 49 professionals o/w 25 based in Paris and in London and 24 based in Atlanta, investing on behalf of institutional investors in Real Estate debt instruments including Senior European loans, US mortgage Loans and European Mezzanine Loans.

Our team was created in 2005 as the first non-banking commercial real estate debt platform and has rapidly grown to reach c.€19bn of assets under management (as of Dec. 2020), making us the largest Commercial Real Estate Debt platform in Europe and the 6th largest in the world.

Key Accountabilities:

Transaction Analysis - Participate in the review of Real Estate debt transactions across the investment spectrum i.e. gain knowledge of the diversity of sectors (Office, Retail, Hotel, Residential, Logistics) and instruments (Loans/Bonds/securitization). In order to prepare and present Investment Committee Memorandums and in relation with the Asset Management & Transaction team, produce thorough Real Estate investment analysis, create tailored cash-flows/valuation models to simulate various scenarios

Company Analysis - Elaborate short memos to improve the team’s knowledge on specific topics but also produce thorough corporate and financial analysis of Property Companies, or of specific sponsors and tenants as part of Investment Committees’ preparation

Portfolio Management & Monitoring - Assist fund managers in the daily management of their specific funds which includes participating in their monitoring (portfolio performance, derivatives, cash management, reporting to clients, follow-up of borrowers/agents requests …) of the funds. Those tasks will be performed using fund management software and in collaboration with the middle-office team.

Development - Involved in the team’s strategic development and participate in the fit of each strategy with current market conditions

Role Requirements

  • Leading business schools, engineering schools or universities (end of studies students preferred). A specialization in Real Estate is also appreciated
  • Previous experiences in a financial institution or in a real estate company
  • Proven financial analytical skills, fluency in English required, French proficiency is a plus
  • Strong interest in the Real Estate Finance sector and understanding of AXA IM – Alts position within it
  • Team player, multi-tasking and ability to work under pressure, desire and flexibility to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment, very thorough mind and capacity for synthesizing
  • Advanced skills in Excel (modelling). Knowledge of Bloomberg is an advantage
Would 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.