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Alternant - Gouvernance d'Entreprise & Actionnariat Actif

AXA Investment Managers
Puteaux, France
Closing date
Aug 3, 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.


AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a responsible asset manager, actively investing for the long-term to help its clients, its people and the world to prosper. Our high conviction approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and traditional asset classes, managing approximately €824 billion in assets as at the end of December 2022.

AXA IM is a leading investor in green, social and sustainable markets, managing €489 billion of ESG-integrated, sustainable or impact assets as at the end of December 2022.

We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all our assets, and integrating ESG principles into our business, from stock selection to our corporate actions and culture. Our goal is to provide clients with a true value responsible investment solution, while driving meaningful change for society and the environment.

At end of December 2022, AXA IM employs over 2,600 employees around the world, operates out of 24 offices across 18 countries and is part of the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management.

DISCOVER your opportunity:

Our aim is to play a key role in financing the transition to a greener and more sustainable world. Part of that involves encouraging companies in their transition journey through stewardship and focused shareholder engagement. This is a central pillar of responsible investment at AXA IM, and we therefore continuously review ways to make our stewardship strategy as efficient and impactful as possible.

There are three essential ways to do this: clear objectives communicated to management; regular meetings to verify and evaluate progress and voting with conviction or pursuing other escalation techniques when required.

Our stewardship activities and active dialogue with companies allows us to effectively monitor our investments, and ensure we maintain open channels which can enable change to the benefit of society, the planet - and ultimately our clients.

The Corporate Governance and Stewardship apprentice will play a key role in defining and implementing AXA IM's stewardship strategy.

Key Accountabilities Key Accountabilities
  • Play a role in the coordination of the stewardship governance of AXA IM, including in particular the monitoring of shareholder engagement activities and escalation process
  • Contribute to the implementation of our corporate governance and voting policy - the analyst will support the teams on specific Annual General Meetings, notably by contributing to reflections around significant votes (including ESG resolutions) and support voting activities in specific markets
  • Participate to selected engagement with companies, including meetings with senior company representatives
  • Contribute to the review of the corporate governance and voting policy to ensure it remains up to date with market developments and AXA IM sustainability ambition
  • Help develop content to present the voting policy and updates as well as engagement research results to various stakeholders (presentation, reporting, etc.)
  • Contribute to any other stewardship or corporate governance-related efforts, if needed.
  • The analyst may also help support on other sustainability related topics (e.g. sustainable finance policy work more specifically in relation with stewardship, etc.).
The apprentice will be fully involved in AXA IM's voting activities during the AGM season, which spans from approx. April to June. Apprenticeship rhythm should be adapted to the particularly high workload characterizing this period.

Your Profile

Share your unique experience:

  • Masters degree relating to finance, corporate law, or sustainability.
  • 2 years apprenticeship
  • Some experience of corporate governance analysis and proxy voting is preferred
  • Communication skills to liaise with investment colleagues
  • Demonstrable interest in wider responsible investment and ESG issues.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Project management and organisational skills
  • Experience of Microsoft Office tools (including Excel) is required
  • First experience either in an advisory agency or an asset management firm
  • Excellent communications skills - written and verbal
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
  • Demonstrable interest in wider responsible investment and ESG issues
  • Language skills: Proficient in English. French would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Power BI) would be a plus.

About AXA

The AXA Group is a global leader in insurance and asset management, with 160,000 employees serving 105 million customers in 62 countries.

We protect and advise our clients at every stage of their lives, offering products and services that meet their needs in the areas of insurance, personal protection, savings and asset management.

Our mission : To act for human progress by protecting what matters

Our values : Customer first, Integrity, Courage and One AXA

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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