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Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.

The Placement Intern Programme offers an excellent entry point into the Investment Management industry, with a firm that has learning and development at the heart of its cultural values. We are seeking penultimate year students interested in an industrial placement to join our 2022 programme, which will run from June 2022 until July 2023. The successful candidates will be located in our London Office (please visit our careers page for more details on our approach to hybrid working), and will take up a year-long placement within one of the following divisions;

Investment Platform – Office of the COO 
The global investment platform is comprised of over 475 investment professionals across five investment functions (Investment Boutiques, Investment Research, Investment Science, Investment Strategy, and Alternatives) in six global locations. This role will sit within the Business Management team of Wellington’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer, which supports all business initiatives related to the Investment Platform.  The COO group builds shared centres of excellence across corporate access, research services, early career investor development, knowledge management, strategic initiatives, and business management for all investors. It also drives integration and ensures Wellington’s investment platform is flexible and adaptable to changing client needs and evolving markets.

Investment Platform – Investment Boutiques
The Investment Boutiques group is comprised of Portfolio Managers from Fixed Income, Equities and Multi-Asset across all regions. These investment professionals strive to deliver exceptional investment returns for our clients.  The teams collaborate with each other and with other investors across the firm to identify opportunities and risks. The role will sit within the Global Fixed Income team, supporting on European sovereign and macroeconomic research.

Investment Platform – Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
The ESG team resides within the Investment Research function and brings in-depth ESG expertise to the investment dialogue. The team is tasked with facilitating the integration of ESG factors into investors’ decision-making processes in order to achieve our clients’ objectives across asset classes and geographies. They do this by producing ESG research and ratings, conducting ESG portfolio reviews with investment teams, researching and executing the firm’s proxy votes, and, in coordination with other investors, engaging with companies on ESG issues for the benefit of our clients. ESG Analysts specialize by sector, which helps investors to consider common material ESG risks and opportunities across the sector, as well as the relative performance of potential investments against a relevant peer set.

The Sales team is part of the Client Group, which is focused on business development and relationship management with clients, consultants, and prospects globally. The group works closely with Marketing, Product and Client Servicing functions which aim to provide market leading service capabilities to a wide variety of client types. These clients are served by specialist individual teams that are designed to be able to tailor to the specific needs of each sector and geographical region.

Trade Coordination
The Trade Coordination team works closely with our Trading team and is primarily focused on confirmation and allocation of all trades, as well as being on-hand to preemptively address any potential trade issues. They support Traders in compiling and disseminating intraday market updates to investors, and contributing to longer term projects. The team also works closely with other departments within the firm to ensure timely, accurate and thorough support for our clients.

Global Marketing
Global Marketing is responsible for communicating the firm’s investment capabilities, culture, and brand through our people and our content, with the objective of retaining clients and growing our business.

Investment Services & Technology (InvesTech) Group
The InvesTech group brings technology and operations together to deliver better, more efficient outcomes for our clients and business partners. InvesTech is comprised of Investment Implementation, Infrastructure Design, Operations, and Technology.

Investment Products & Fund Strategies (IPFS)
The IPFS group is a product centre of excellence with a focus across the lifecycle of our products. This includes product innovation, portfolio representation, portfolio integrity, and product delivery, increasingly through funds. The team is responsible for defining the product and vehicle strategy across asset class and geography, and works in partnership with colleagues on client and investment platforms to implement that strategy.

Operational Risk
The Operational Risk department is responsible for the oversight of all non-investment risk associated with the running of the firm’s day-to-day business. The team works closely with all functions to assess risks that are inherent to their business as well as the controls in place to mitigate those risks. Operational Risk reports to the firm’s Risk Management Committee and supports senior management in their governance role for the oversight of risk.

Corporate Sustainability
An internship within the global Corporate Sustainability team will provide a holistic view of the firm through the lens of Wellington’s corporate sustainability strategy. It will provide the opportunity to work with Wellington employees across the firm to promote and implement our corporate sustainability strategy internally. It will also provide insight into the importance of aligning our corporate sustainability approach with Wellington’s sustainable investment approach and client demand in this area.

Client Service Management
Client Service Management contributes to Wellington Management’s mission by delivering first class client service across the full breadth of business channels and markets covered in the EMEA region. This role will work closely with the Client Service Managers and Client Analysts, and be accountable for coordinating client related activities within our Client Group. The role will also work with other functions such as Sales and Operations to ensure that we successfully deliver on the agreed upon operating and reporting requirements of each of our client relationships.

The successful candidates are likely to:

    • Be studying towards a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and be eligible for a year long industrial placement in your penultimate year of study – beginning June 2022.
    • Be proactive and have the humility and willingness to learn from and collaborate with their colleagues.
    • Possess outstanding interpersonal and organisational skills, be resourceful, detail-oriented, and have a strong work ethic.
    • Able to work independently, in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment, where priorities change frequently.
    • Have strong systems skills, in particular familiarity and versatility in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
    • Language skills would be advantageous but are not required.

Application process

Please submit your CV and a cover letter in one document. Your cover letter must address why you are interested in the Investment Management industry, and in particular what interests you about the Placement Internship programme at Wellington Management.

Please note that we are only able to respond to successful applicants.

Wellington Management Company, LLP is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality, ancestry or disability


About Wellington Management

Tracing our history to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms. With over USD 1 trillion in client assets under management as of 30 September 2021, we serve as a trusted adviser to clients in over 60 countries. Our innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary, independent research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. We are committed to attracting a talented and diverse workforce, and to fostering an open, collaborative culture of inclusivity because we believe multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome people with diverse life experiences, fresh ideas, and specialized subject-matter expertise.

For more information, please visit https://www.wellington.com/en/