Investment London

Develop your understanding of our varied products, investment strategies and teams.

Who we are

We invest across a range of asset classes to best manage the long-term savings of millions of people across the globe. No investment area is left untouched, with curious, creative, and intelligent investment decisions being encouraged at all levels. The customer sits at the heart of M&G’s business model and diversity of thought is an essential factor in ensuring investment success.

What is the Investment Internship Scheme?

The 8 weeks is an immersive dive into the world of our investment activities which includes insight sessions on the M&G business units to provide a wide base of exposure within the company. Investment interns can also attend investment specific business info session to enhance their learning and ensure they have the opportunity to discuss more day to day activities and gain insight into the lives of our highly successful investment professionals. Each intern will have a buddy from our graduate cohort who will provide informal support and promote integration with the M&G family. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend networking and social events which are essential for promoting the work life balance encouraged at M&G.

What will you do?

You will learn from our industry leading investment professionals and will be encouraged to present your own views and ideas. Interns at M&G make valuable contributions to the teams they work in and will be involved in a variety of tasks focussed on investment analysis. The nature of the work will vary dependent on the business area and team that you are placed, but through collaboration with your assigned manager there is always opportunity to tailor the internship to things that you already enjoy while remaining open to new and exciting areas on offer at M&G.

Work that previous interns have been involved in includes:

  • Performing credit, company and market analysis
  • Analysing investment opportunities by creating cashflow models and producing investment summaries
  • Sourcing sector and stock specific ideas for funds

You will be placed in a team one of the following areas:

Fixed Income: M&G’s Fixed Income business manages £187bn of assets, predominately for pension funds and institutional investors. The business is home to one of Europe’s largest in-house credit research teams and consistently strong investment performance is delivered by our experienced portfolio managers. We invest in a wide variety of assets spanning public debt and private debt, of which we are the largest investor in the Europe.

Equities: Our Equities business manages over £67.5bn both in the UK and globally across a range of investment styles including income, value and growth. We have a conviction-led, long-term approach to investing and believe that we can deliver the best returns for our clients through active, unconstrained management.

Macro Investment Business (Multi-Asset): The team is responsible for managing a number of funds that invest across a range of assets and can offer customers a diversified blend of equities, fixed income, property, cash and currencies in a single portfolio. The fund managers research the markets and decide how much to invest in each type of asset, making the asset allocation decision on behalf of our customers.

Investment Office: The M&G Prudential Investment Office is responsible for management and oversight of the internal Prudential assets, asset portfolio optimisation and M&G Prudential Treasury activities.

Team placements are determined on skill sets identified during the recruitment process, business needs and individual interests. Throughout the scheme you will be assessed with a view to making 2020 Investment Graduate Scheme offers upon completion.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for innovators, creative thinkers and hands-on individuals with a desire to learn and who have a genuine interest in financial markets. Candidates who succeed with us are self-motivated, capable of building and maintaining relationships and work effectively as part of a team.

We champion our ideas and are, at the same time, comfortable to have these ideas challenged. Candidates must be able to formulate their own opinions by thinking both analytically and critically about problems.

We cast our net wide as we want to recruit a broad range of degree disciplines and from diverse backgrounds.

If this sounds like you, and you are a penultimate year undergraduate headed for a 2:1, get in touch to start your M&G journey.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for internships. However, if you're in full-time education in the UK under the Tier 4 (General) category, current regulations may permit you to take on temporary employment during holiday periods or as part of your studies.

M&G is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from a diverse background.

Role Details

  • Application window: 1 August 2018 to 10 February 2019
  • Start date: 24th June 2019
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Salary: Highly competitive
  • Location: London

The rotations within the Investment Graduate scheme provided me with a great opportunity to gain in-depth exposure to the specifics of different teams and departments at M&G Investments. Additionally, M&G’s dedication towards expansion of the Women in Investment Management network, gender diversity and healthy work-life balance created an enabling work environment to grow professionally and build a network of contacts from the very earliest stages of my career.

Daniela Cociorba,  Investment Graduate