Opportunities are endless for bright graduates in asset & investment management. Meet our top pick of graduate employers in this sought-after sector.
Aberdeen Standard Investments
A global investment management group, handling the assets of institution and retail clients. Aberdeen Standard Investments offers exceptional opportunities in offices worldwide for analytically-minded graduates and students. Their traineeship is a great place to grow knowledge of the industry, gain experience in a professional, world-class environment and expand your interest in the field. Aberdeen Standard Investments prides themselves on community and support from colleagues, to ensure everyone can reach their full potential.
Independent and partner-owned, it is not unusual for graduate employees to stay at Baillie Gifford for over a decade, fully demonstrating its ability to provide a challenging and rewarding work environment. They offer a range of graduate schemes, from investment research, technical infrastructure to accountancy, giving you the chance to grow your skills and network with knowledgeable colleaugues in your area.
Whether managing collapsed Wall Street firms or the central banks in Greece, BlackRock has established itself as a leader in asset management. Graduates can be assured of a dynamic and thrilling career. Blackrock is a prestigious name in asset management that can afford to draw in the best talent. Its employee engagement statistics are excellent. Employees say that the work is challenging, the company has a clear sense of purpose, and individuals are valued and supported. Blackrock offers summer internships based in the US. The graduate programme is global. It begins with a two-week orientation in New York, where you’ll meet and network with your peers and other colleagues.
Bluebay Asset Management
Investing for clients across the fixed income credit spectrum, BlueBay employs inventive investment and sophisticated tools to ensure high returns. A company culture of talent and innovation ensures their people are highly rewarded.
Specialising in corporate & institutional banking and retail banking and services, BNP Paribas maintains a major presence in the UK market. Their one-year graduate programme is non-rotational, ensuring early responsibility and development opportunities. BNP Paribas also offers a 10-12 week summer internships for penultimate-year students. They’re designed to give you an insight into the bank, as well as formal training in business skills.
Processing more than one trillion dollars of transactions every day, BNY Mellon serves exceptional clients including many of the world’s leading investors. Make your mark in the financial industry on their graduate programme that offers on-the-job training and support with daily responsibilities, exposure to senior leadership and mentoring relationships that ensure you can reach your full potential.
Citadel tackles some of the toughest problems in the industry and seeks to excel in all strategies. The work is demanding even for the brightest minds, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Citadel offers a range of internships and graduate programmes from quantitative researcher to a software engineer rotation programme. After these programmes you'll be equipped with exceptional programming, analytical skills and the ability to communicate complex problems effectively in a technical team environment.
Commerzbank is a leading international commercial bank offering talented students and graduates the chance to take their first step towards their career within a team who want to stand up for the goals of their clients. They're looking for graduates who have gained a Bachelor's or Masters in the last 12 months and who are creative thinkers, proactive, highly motivated and confident when dealing with a range of people or clients.
A prestigious global investment bank, Evercore is defined by its people working in collaboration to deliver superior client service and industry-leading results. Built on the core values of excellence, experience, integrity and independence, they seek the best. Their graduate analyst programme is one of their most popular, offering attractive career progression opportunities and on-the-job tutorship which will give you all the tools necessary to be successful.
Exane BNP Paribas
The cash equities arm of BNP Paribas with headquarters in Paris, Exane maintains independence while using their partnership to build potential. A leader in eurozone banking, they specialise in cash equities, derivatives and asset management. Joining Exane BNP Paribas as a graduate would give you the opportunity to gain a wealth of professional experience, working with various partners in professional settings, taking on responsibilities and revealing your full potential.
F&C Asset Management
F&C has a broad client base, working in specialist sectors such as public authorities and charities, as well as traditional asset areas. Combining a wide range of services with focused expertise, F&C thrives on community and teamwork.
An independent investment company that provides outstanding investment solutions and retirement expertise. Fidelity offers a world of opportunity where you could become their next investment. Their Insight Programme offers an insight into Fidelity where you will gain unique experience in multiple areas of the business and you will learn which career path suits your investment management career goals.
GAM Asset Management
With over three decades of experience and headquarters in Switzerland, GAM encourages an independent and progressive approach to business. A global company with a unique, intimate culture. Their 12-month trainee programme in a leading global asset management firm offers graduates unlimted exposure to financial services to allow them to gain the skills and experience required to enter the investment management industry successfully.
ING serves a broad range of customers and it seeks those with an ethos of honesty and a desire to build a sustainable future. Always striving for better, they focus on innovation, transparency and empowerment. Taking your first steps with ING would offer an innovative working environment for you to be creative thinker, continuous development that gives you the opportunity to gain skills in the area you want to thrive in and a friendly, open-planned culture.
Insight is a global asset manager, distinguishing itself by tailoring solutions to each client. Graduates are offered first-hand experience with flexible training to allow new arrivals to find their place in the firm. Insight Investment offers all their employees the chance to develop their skills in a rewarding and challenging working environment and supports graduates with their studies for professional qualifications.
Providing everything from offshore banking to equity trading to its esteemed client base. Investec, an international banking and asset management group can promise graduates an exciting career in a dynamic environment. Investec is just a little bit quirky, with its bright, cheery London offices and its famous zebra mascot. It’s also innovative, entrepreneurial and focused on learning, allowing you plenty of support to gain professional qualifications. Investec offers eight-week investment banking summer internships to penultimate year students. The graduate programme in the UK starts by giving a broad view of the bank’s departments before you choose a specialist area.
M&G Prudential is an international, award-winning investment management service. With a focus on long-term gains, M&G fully appreciate the value of investing in its graduate employees through a fully developed graduate programme. They're looking for graduates who demonstrate determination and energy and who are excited to get involved in a fast-paced working environment.
Aligning their goals to their clients’ has ensured Schroders’ high achievement. Graduate training is in-depth, including the undertaking of the Investment Management Certificate which gives graduates the skills they need to achieve. The programme accepts graduates from all degree areas. It includes a formal induction and training, including taking the Investment Management Certificate. You then join your department and continue to learn as you explore your role. While a well-respected company, Schroders’ small size gives you a chance to make an impact.
Silicon Valley Bank
A high-tech commercial bank which provides exclusive and flexible financial solutions to the most innovative and entrepreneurial companies worldwide. Optimistic graduates with big dreams are very welcome at Silicon Valley Bank in the US. They also offer UK summer internships in various commercial banking roles. You gain experience and formal training in areas such as entrepreneur banking and life sciences.
Embracing the values of teamwork, trust and talent has allowed Societe Generale to go from strength to strength and the role graduates play in this is not to be underestimated. You can expect both responsibility and reward early on.
The International Graduate Programme is comprised of six business streams, one for each of the business’s banking areas, allowing graduates to immerse themselves fully in the global culture of Standard Chartered. Graduates will also develop their communication skills in the intellectually stimulating environment, access international career opportunities and expand their expertise in their desired field of interest.
As a leading provider of financial services, State Street attributes its success to its employees. State Street’s own university allows employees to further their skills on a range of programmes. They offer student internships and a two-year professional development graduate programme, offering exposure to multiple business areas and collaborating during activities and real-life work tasks.
Experts in creating value for their shareholders, Terra Firma seeks those who think strategically. Their Analyst Training Programme ensures graduates are well prepared for success within private equity and offers an unrivalled opportunity to learn directly from the firm's senior leadership team.
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