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28 Feb 2014

  • Job Type: Internship
  • Profession: Investment Banking
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Location: London
  • UCAS Points (Old Tariff): 300
  • Degree Required: 2:1


• Do you have an inquisitive mind, strong analytical and communication skills?
• Are you interested in investment and keen to work in a fast-paced environment with a specialist research team?
• Are you looking to get a taste of working for a multinational consulting firm and an understanding of investment management?

Then our Manager Research Analyst Intern position could be just the role for you.

Interns join us for eight weeks running from the beginning of July to the end of August. All work is supervised and you will be assigned a buddy to help you with day-to-day work queries.

Mercer has over 100 full-time manager research professionals (many of whom have hands-on fund management experience). This group consists of four boutiques equities, bond, real estate and alternatives. Mercer uses a boutique structure to provide focus and depth to our research. Members of each boutique are located around the world and share information and research with their colleagues on a global basis. Mercer’s manager research boutiques are responsible for research and advice in all aspects of asset class investment,

As a Research Team Analyst Intern you will work as part of a team supporting more experienced analysts and researchers who are responsible for the research and rating a wide range of strategies across equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes. The team works closely with external asset managers, Mercer’s fiduciary team and client consulting teams both in the UK and globally.

Key duties within the Manager Research team will include:

• Full involvement in the research process, including preparing for manager meetings (desk based research and creating agendas), attendance at meetings and post meeting discussion and writing notes.
• Assistance with universe monitoring. Working with lead researchers to ensure that strategies have the right priority and are included in the appropriate universe. Helping to ensure that the value add numbers capture the highest rated strategies.
• Screening GIMD (Mercer’s Global Investments Manager Database) to ensure track records are accurate / appropriate.
• Assistance with priority setting.
• Specific project work.


• A minimum of 300 UCAS points, a minimum 2:1 honours degree expected or obtained ideally in a numerical or semi- numerical degree(equivalent qualifications are accepted).
• An interest in financial markets and asset management in particular is essential
• Self-motivated, with an eagerness to learn and to keep up to date with the investment industry, market conditions etc.
• Ability to work well as part of a team, with strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work well under pressure, with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks
• Takes ownership for work, always ensuring standards and deadlines are met and keeping others informed and up-to-date
• Ability to maintain a good work-life balance

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