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AXA IM Alts - Central Services Team Intern (12-month placement 2024-2025)

AXA Investment Managers
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At AXA IM, we act for human progress by investing for what matters, actively and responsibly. Join us and you'll build a career in a truly diverse, entrepreneurial organization. You'll be part of a mission to tackle some of the world's most stimulating challenges, pushing boundaries and exploring fresh ideas that aim to deliver long-term prosperity.

1. AXA IM Alts

AXA IM Alts is a global leader in alternative investments with over €184 billion of assets under management comprising c.€85 billion of primarily private real estate, over €88 billion of private debt and alternative credit, as well as c.€11 billion in Infrastructure and private equity. We take a 360° approach to real estate & infrastructure investing with over €115 billion of assets under management in direct opportunities, held indirectly through debt and listed equities and via long term private equity investments into operating platforms.

ESG is fully integrated into our investment decision making processes with our responsible investment approach anchored by the three key pillars of decarbonisation, resilience and building tomorrow.

AXA IM Alts employs over 835 people located in 15 offices around the world and serves the needs of more than 600 clients from Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Middle East. We are the number one property portfolio and asset manager in Europe and one of the largest worldwide.

2. The purpose of the role

The Central Services Team in Real Assets provides key support to the European investment business of AXA IM - Real Assets in technical areas such as key supplier management, tax, accounting, insurance, corporate legal, cash mangement and systems maintenance.

This role, which requires excellent communication and organisation skills, and the ability to interact effectively with multiple internal and external stakeholders, will assist in the management and oversight of key suppliers.

3. The main responsibilities of the role

• Supporting the oversight and management of key external suppliers (mainly Property Valuers, Property Managers, Auditors)
a. Assist with the preparation and processing of contracts and change orders, dealing with key supplier contacts in several countries
b. Assist in the reconciliation of fees billed to the contracts databases, and where necessary fee analysis
c. Collation and processing of feedback from the AXA IM - Real Assets business to inform Key Performance Indicator (KPI) measurement. Prepare KPI summaries for meetings with the Property Valuers
d. Updating central databases to capture key details of external engagements, informing the Data Management team as necessary
e. Creating and updating process and SLA information
f. Preparing agendas, presentations, and taking minutes from key supplier meetings
• Support the Fund and asset Performance process
a. Assist in extracting relevant data from core systems to populate the asset and fund performance templates
b. Assist in processing data required by the external benchmarking suppliers
c. Assist in tracking the delivery of data by internal teams where the data required is not held in core systems
d. Assist in preparing analysis of the data
• Assist with other tasks and projects as required in support of the Central Services Team

Your Profile

4. What type of profile we are looking for

• Recognised school qualifications essential
• Studying for a degree

Knowledge /Skills
• Good Microsoft skills (excel, word and powerpoint)
• English language skills (written and verbal) essential
• French language skills (verbal) ideal

• Multitask in a demanding environment
• Very good communication skills and a positive and can-do attitude
• Ability to wok under pressure and still ensuring quality requirements
• Ability/willingness to work collaboratively with different cultures
• Highly organised, efficient and reliable
• Committed and highly motivated
• Good IT skills

Expected start date: Summer 2024

Please join us to realize your potential to drive progress, for yourself, our clients and the world in which we live.

About AXA
Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.

About the Entity

At AXA IM we are investing with a clear purpose - to make the world a better place. We act for human progress by investing for what matters. Our conviction-led approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and core asset classes. We are already entrusted by our clients with more than €887 billion in assets.

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AXA IM is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage candidates with disabilities or any other protected characteristic to apply. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, when needed, to apply for a position or to perform essential job functions.

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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.

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