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AXA Investment Managers is an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor. We work with clients today to provide the solutions they need to help build a better tomorrow for their investments, while creating a positive change for the world in which we all live. AXA IM is part of the AXA Group, a world leader in financial protection and wealth management.

About us

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. For additional information on AXA IM, please visit our company’s website at: https://www.axa-im.com/en/

AXA IM Core 1st Line Oversight & Governance plays a key role in supporting the smooth running and development of AXA IM Core through the following main missions:

  • Be a protective 1 st level Business Controls Unit/First Line of Defense for Investment & Trading activity globally, maintaining an appropriate and tailored governance model with Senior Management, Heads of Investment, Heads of Trading Desks and 2 nd /3 rd line control functions from Compliance, Risk and Audit
  • Contribute to the development of AXA IM CORE portfolio management activities and order execution – across multiple asset classes and investment/trading regions internationally.
  • In partnership with the different AXA IM support functions, contribute to the various transformation initiatives, helping create a robust operational environment capable of supporting daily activity, business development ambitions and management of regulatory change.
  • Contribute to the oversight of Investment & Trading teams, helping design, maintain and report various control indicators as the organization's activities and structure evolves


As part of the AXA IM 1st Line Oversight & Governance team, the Intern will work closely with the team in the UK & France, staying in contact with European, Asia and US-based Portfolio Managers & Traders; on the following key activities:

  • Developing in-depth knowledge of the different investment products, order generation and trade execution methods to be able to understand and follow up on their associated risks
  • Control of Investment Management & Trading activity by working with large data sets within workflow systems to check adherence to front office portfolio management and execution control processes.
  • Compilation of key management information to identify and escalate control-related business risks for presentation to Heads of Investments and Trading Senior Managers within AXA IM Core’s Committee and Forum governance structure.
  • Help drive best practice and synergies across investment teams and trading desks to unify the control testing framework and processes as one platform.
  • Support the Co-Heads of AXA IM First Line Control with project management of enhancements to processes, optimization of 1st line controls (portfolio managers and trader activity) by leveraging on the large amount of data available.
  • Further automate control dashboard reporting to provide a dynamic and consolidated view to management on the control performed on their activity
  • Liaison with external brokers within capital markets to act as the first point of contact for AXA IM Core and coordinate with Compliance & Portfolio Managers on any incoming market sounding requests.


SHARE your unique expertise.

The placement program is aimed at undergraduate or postgraduate students who have the option to take up to a year out in industry or a series of internships as part of their degree.

  • Expected minimum 2:1 degree (or equivalent) at an accredited college or university.
  • Understanding of the asset management industry with a particular interest in portfolio management & trading.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to interact with senior Front Office personnel.
  • Proficient use of MS PowerPoint, Excel & business intelligence software such as Tableau, Power-BI for the creation of senior management dashboards
  • Capacity to evolve in a diverse, multi-cultural global context.
  • Beneficial to have experience of using SQL, Python
  • Self-motivated with drive & strong record of achievement

What we offer

We are committed to offer you an environment where you can:

  • Grow your potential: Be part of a forward-thinking business with internal opportunities and personalized learning paths available to help constantly develop your skills and abilities.
  • Shape the way you work: Work for a company which is highly committed to providing flexibility & balance to its employees, offering you a large range of benefits (hybrid working, competitive health benefits, among many others.).
  • Thrive within a diverse community: Play a role within a responsible company that actively recognizes and values individual differences in a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Move the world forward: Join a responsible employer that acts in favor of societal and environmental causes as an investor, insurer and company, notably through the AXA Heart in Action association. As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, we will celebrate your arrival by planting a tree.