Real Assets - Commercial Real Estate Debt Intern

Location GREATER LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Experience level Internships
Job details sector Asset Management

At AXA IM, we act for human progress by investing for what matters, actively and responsibly. Join us and you’ll build a career in a truly diverse, entrepreneurial organization. You’ll be part of a mission to tackle some of the world’s most stimulating challenges, pushing boundaries and exploring fresh ideas that aim to deliver long-term prosperity. 

 

1.    AXA IM Alts

With €157bn assets under management, AXA IM Alts, the alternatives business unit of AXA IM, is a global leader in alternatives investment, operating in real estate, private debt & alternative credit, private equity & infrastructure and hedge funds. Our 700+ employees operating from 16 offices around the world are serving the needs of more than 350 clients worldwide.

Our goal is to enhance the value of assets we manage on behalf of our clients by adopting a proactive approach to responsible investment. We fully integrate ESG criteria into our investment decisions and advise clients on both financial and non-financial risks and opportunities.

We pride ourselves on fostering a culture of high performance, which means we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically qualified, but also open to the world, innovative and able to harness their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a business.

2.    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.

3.    The main responsibilities of the role

Preliminary analysis – You will participate in the preliminary analysis of RE debt transactions in order to prepare Investment Committee Memos. You will be exposed to a diversity of sectors such as Retail, Office, Logistics… You will participate in the modelling of cash flows on excel to simulate various scenarios. 

Portfolio Management & Monitoring - You will 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.

Fund raising - You will participate in the team’s fund raising activities and prepare marketing slides for potential investor

4.    Profile

Education/Qualifications

  • Postgraduate studies in Finance, Engineering or Real Estate

Experience

  • Previous experience in a financial institution or in a real estate company is a plus

Competencies

  • Accomplished interpersonal skills, ability to work efficiently in a team in an international and matrix environment
  • Autonomous, initiative, entrepreneurial and result driven culture
  • Strong analytical and synthesis capacity
  • Verbal and written communications and presentation skills
  • Team player, multi-tasking and ability to work under pressure, desire and flexibility to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment 
  •  Fluent in English
  •  Advanced skills in Excel (modelling). Knowledge of Bloomberg is an advantage


5.    What does this internship offer

  •  This internship is an excellent opportunity to discover an international working environment. Due to our leading position on the market you can gain a strong exposure to a variety of complex issues of a European real estate asset manager.
  •   You will be fully integrated to our team and you will have the opportunity to work together and discover other departments such as Fund Management, Transactions, Development and Asset Controlling
  •   You will join a growing platform which will allow you to take-over real responsibilities rapidly
  •   Opportunity to be hired on a full-time basis after the internship

 

Please join us to realize your potential to drive progress, for yourself, our clients and the world in which we live.

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.

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a responsible asset manager, actively investing for the long-term to help its clients, its people and the world to prosper. Our high conviction approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and traditional asset classes, managing approximately €866 billion in assets as at the end of June 2021.

AXA IM is a leading investor in green, social and sustainable markets, managing €568 billion of ESG-integrated, sustainable and impact assets as at the end of June 2021.

We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all our assets, and integrating ESG principles into our business, from stock selection to our corporate actions and culture. Our goal is to provide clients with a true value responsible investment solution, while driving meaningful change for society and the environment.

At end of June 2021, AXA IM employs over 2,488 employees around the world, operates out of 26 offices across 20 countries and is part of the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management.

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.