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Reference : 5633

Publication date: 02/21/2022

Company: Natixis London Branch

Country: United Kingdom

City: London

Contract: Internship


Job Description

Overall purpose of the role: 

The Intern will assist in conducting investment and operational due-diligence, covering both regulated funds (mostly UCITS funds) and unregulated funds (mostly hedge funds, CTAs, private equity and real estate) universes, focusing on the European/Asian fund managers. Assigning ranks and recommendations for all business lines of Natixis involved in investing in the funds (both in debt and in equity).

Main responsibilities: 

  • Assist in evaluating fund managers including the initial screening, qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Assist in conducting on-site meetings with fund managers and/or via conference / video calls.
  • Assisting in conducting the strategic and operational due-diligence of funds, peer group analysis, background and reference checks, third-party service providers due-diligence, etc.
  • Documenting in writing due-diligence reports and recommendations.
  • Participating in developing of house views on fund strategies and styles. Contributing to the production of the periodic strategy report.
  • Attending fund conferences and events organised by the capital introduction teams, consultants and fund managers.
  • Contributing to the development of the internal tools for the quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Providing assistance to the trading, structuring and sales colleagues in relation to the fund products, as and when requested.

CV application deadline: 31 March 2022

Required Skills/Qualifications/Experience

Competence/Knowledge required:

  • Understanding of a wide variety of financial instruments;
  • Basic knowledge of macro economy and drivers behind performance of various asset classes;
  • Working knowledge of financial statistics and methods of quantitative analysis;
  • Working knowledge of the European/Asian regulated fund industry or alternative investment industry (legal, operational and investment management aspects) is a plus;
  • Working knowledge of the US regulated fund industry or alternative investment industry (legal, operational and investment management aspects) is a plus;
  • Time and priority management skills;
  • Very good technical and Excel skills. Basic programming skills are preferred but not required;
  • Very good oral and written communication skills. Ability to write structured analytical and technical reports in English;



About Natixis

Natixis is a French multinational financial services firm specialized in asset & wealth management, corporate & investment banking, insurance and payments. A subsidiary of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France through its two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, Natixis counts nearly 16,000 employees across 38 countries. Its clients include corporations, financial institutions, sovereign and supranational organizations, and the customers of Groupe BPCE’s networks.