Investments Leadership Development Program Associate

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Minneapolis, USA
Sep 29, 2022
Oct 07, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a company that values diversity, teamwork, and growth? The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Leadership Development Program offers meaningful work experience for emerging talent interested in a career in Asset Management. The Investments LDP is a 24-month commitment crafted to cultivate your business knowledge, gain on-the-job training, network in a supportive, inclusive, team-based environment, have exposure to senior leaders and contribute to the success of the company through three rotations. In addition, you will have access to our Business Resource Networks, including the Black Employee Network, Young Professionals Network, PRIDE Network, and others!

The Investments LDP rotates through and completes work including but not limited to the following business areas:

• Equity & Fixed Income Research
• Portfolio Management Teams
• Equity & Fixed Income Trading
• Data Science

After exploring the breadth of the business unit(s) through each rotation, LDPs may have the opportunity to post to a permanent position within Columbia Threadneedle.


Responsibilities vary depending on current rotation and assigned projects(s).

Examples of past LDP projects include:
  • Perform financial modeling of industry, company and security information and assumptions
  • Provide market-related insight that helps Portfolio Managers identify relative value opportunities for the accounts
  • Act as point of contact for Wall Street counter-parties - aggregating axes, collecting and disseminating market color and executing trades
  • Develop and monitor a wide range of reports and analyses of the portfolios including investment performance trends and comparisons to client guidelines, indices, sector weightings and attribution analysis
  • Re-balance portfolios in response to cash flows, market price movements and changes in client guidelines

Required Qualifications

  • Current Senior at a 4-year university pursing a bachelor's degree
  • Graduation date of December 2022 or May/June 2023
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Commitment to complete the full 24-month Leadership Development Program

Preferred Qualifications

  • High degree of self-motivation with strong integrity and ethics
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work and communicate collaboratively with all levels of the organization including team members, managers, and senior leaders
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

NOTE: The company does not offer sponsorship for this opportunity.

About Our Company

Millions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We're intentionally built to help our clients succeed, backed by a global team of 2,000 people including more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. At Columbia Threadneedle, you'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority. In addition to our competitive total rewards package, employees stay with us because of our culture and commitment to their development. And, backed by the strength of our parent company, Ameriprise Financial, we are committed to providing you with the tools, resources, recognition and rewards to help you shape the career you want.

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status or any other basis prohibited by law.
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