Please note interviews for this position will not begin until January 2013.
Mercer’s investment consultants help clients analyze the investment alternatives and performance of their retirement, 401(k), and other institutional and related funds. Our recommendations are supported by approximately 1,000 full-time consultants advising over 2,700 clients with assets in excess of US$4.0 trillion globally.
For more than 30 years, Mercer Investment Consulting has provided the highest quality of investment advice and practical solutions to corporations, foundations, trustees and endowments on a global basis. We assist with every aspect of institutional investing including the
The first step of your career in investment consulting is to work as an Investment Consulting Intern. In this role, you will use your drive and strong analytical and communication skills to achieve clients’ goals within budget and on time, applying a sense of urgency and high standards of excellence.
- Establishment of goals and objectives
- Selection of investment managers and trustee/custodians
- Monitoring of investment performance
- Evaluation of insured products and investment administration consulting for internally and externally managed funds from strategy, structure and implementation to ongoing portfolio management
Working in a stimulating environment, you will have opportunities to hone expertise and relevant skills as you advance to higher levels of consulting in the investment industry, while building a platform for career growth.
In will work strategically with a team of highly skilled investment consultants to develop and deliver customized solutions for institutional clients, such as sponsors and trustees of pension funds, endowments and other institutional asset pools by performing analysis, clarifying data and reporting using Mercer’s proprietary tools. An Investment Consulting Intern can expect to:
Work in a fast-paced, energetic, action-oriented environment
Receive training in key procedures and processes
Critically analyze different investment markets, managers’ investment styles and portfolio characteristics and evaluate their impact on investment performance each quarter
Produce accurate and detailed client reports through analysis of client-specific investment data, in support of consulting colleagues
Assist in producing quarterly presentations which will review the general state of the economy, stock/bond market performances both domestically and internationally, economic trends and changes in regulations affecting investments
Collect data needed for quarterly performance report and analyze the client’s portfolio performance, including performance of each of the funds within the client’s investment options.
Have relevant, outcome-driven interactions with clients, fund managers and colleagues
Communicate with investment and money managers and custodians to gather and/or clarify client-specific data for reporting
Closely examine and monitor developments at investment management firms and notify clients of critical issues in an accurate and timely manner
Play an important role in investment manager searches, mutual fund selection, asset allocation studies and other investment-related activities
Qualified candidates for an Investment Consulting Intern position will have:
Progress towards a bachelor's degree in finance, economics, mathematics or other business-related areas with strong quantitative and analytical course content
Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
Availability to work 10-12 weeks during the summer
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
High proficiency in Excel
Good technical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
Interest in pursuing a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) designation or MBA degree
Self-motivation and an ability to work well in a highly collaborative team environment
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multitask, manage multiple priorities and work in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment
High-level attention to detail and an understanding of its application to the bigger picture
Eagerness to learn and keep up to date with the investment industry and market conditions
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. Please note that at this time, the Company does not intend to sponsor work visas with respect to these positions or to provide these positions as OPT or CPT.
Please note that, to be eligible for internship consideration, you must still be a currently enrolled student at the time of the internship. If you have completed your degree or will complete your degree prior to Summer 2012, please consider Mercer's other available career opportunities.
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