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2017 Investment Summer Graduate Programme

Role Description

Investec Asset Management

Corporate Profile

Investec Asset Management is an independently managed global asset

manager within the Investec Group, which is listed in both London and
Johannesburg. We are founder-led and our employees are equity
stakeholders in our business.
We provide investment products and services to institutions, advisory
clients and individuals. Our clients include pension funds, central banks,
sovereign wealth funds, insurers, foundations, financial advisers and
individual investors.
We were established in South Africa in 1991, offering a small range of
domestic investment strategies. We are now a truly global business
managing approximately 82.4bn* for clients from all over the world. We
service these clients from our offices in London, Cape Town,
Johannesburg, New York, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore and Sydney
(and more).
At Investec Asset Management, we believe in a better future. First and
foremost, we are working towards a better future for our clients. They
have entrusted us with their investments and our responsibility is to look
after their capital. Our purpose is to help people around the globe enjoy a
dignified retirement and to preserve wealth for future generations.
Our culture supports innovation. We value honest debate and the sharing
of ideas. Our people are encouraged to challenge the status quo.
*as at 30.06.16
Investec Asset Management is an equal opportunities employer. Our imperative
is to attract and retain the best talent by providing a corporate environment where
people from varying backgrounds can develop professionally and build a
rewarding career.

Job title

2017 Investments Graduate Programme




12 months

Start Date

Summer 2017

Internship structure

This is a non-rotational programme. You will spend 12 months working

with one of our investment capabilities or the Risk and Performance

Investec Asset Management

Investments Overview

Investec Asset Management began in 1991 with a range of largely South

African strategies. We then built up our global strategy offering, believing
the world would become less local and more global. This global
approach, married with a footprint in both emerging and developed
markets, has characterised the development of our expertise.
We now have separate capabilities each with their own investment
philosophy and focus on asset class. The 2017 Investment Summer
Graduate Programme offers opportunities in each of the capabilities as
well as the Risk and Performance team. You will be placed within one of
our investment capabilities for the duration of the programme based on
your own investment philosophy.
Fixed Income
Emerging Market Fixed Income - Emerging Market Debt (EMD) has
become an increasingly important asset class over recent years and it
has always been a core part of our business.
Multi Asset
Multi-Asset - Multi-asset investing at Investec Asset Management draws
on our long-established asset allocation experience, blended with our
specialist expertise across multiple individual asset classes.
Quality - Our Quality investment team aims to provide low volatility
returns by investing in attractively priced, high quality global businesses.
4Factor Equities - The 4Factor Equities investment framework is
founded on the belief that equity markets are inefficient for behavioural
Value - The Value team employs a disciplined investment process, taking
a contrarian mindset, making long-term investments in cheap, out-of
favour companies with appropriate balance sheets.
Alternatives - We offer a comprehensive range of alternative investment
strategies investing in commodities and resource equities, private equity
and private debt.
Risk and Performance
The Risk and Performance teams focus is to manage investment risk
across all asset classes through analysing market risk and behaviour,
firm exposures, potential loss measures a liquidity risk.

Role description

During the internship you will be given day-to-day responsibilities as well

as project specific work within your dedicated team and gain a real
insight into our investment strategies and processes. Project work could
include company research and analysis, competitor analysis, macroeconomic research and modelling.
As a fully integrated team member you will also take part in team
meetings and have the opportunity to attend client/company meetings
where appropriate.
Technical Knowledge
A proven interest in financial markets

Asset Management experience is a plus, but not essential

Proficient in Microsoft Office (esp. Excel)
Experience in programming (R or Matlab; VBA, SQL, Java,
Python) is a plus, but not essential
Knowledge in market applications (Factset, Bloomberg API) is a
plus, but not essential

Personal Attributes
Team player with the ability to execute projects independently if
A self-starter who proactively asks questions and seeks
Attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
Effective communication of complex concepts in a concise
Client focused
Relationship focused
Do the right thing attitude

Training will be provided as part of the programme, although this

internship will particularly suit candidates who are comfortable with on
the job learning and proactive self-starters.
In previous years Interns have received the following training:
R programming
Investment case studies
Involvement in macro-economic meetings
We will also give candidates the opportunity to undertake a professional
qualification (Claritas, IOC, IMC)

FCA Approval Required

Person specification


Applications will be accepted from candidates from any degree

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who are
graduating in the summer of 2017 or have graduated in the last 2
Applications will only be accepted from candidates with a valid
UK visa/permit which is valid for the duration of the programme.
Applications will only be accepted from candidates who can
commit to the full 12 month Internship (working full time)
Applicants must be able to start the summer of 2017