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12 Dec 2014

  • Job Type: Internship
  • Profession: Investment Banking
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Number of Positions: Various
  • Location: London
  • UCAS Points: Equities Rotational Summer Internship Program
  • Salary: Competitive

About Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is a global financial services company providing Private Banking & Wealth Management services, and Investment Banking services and expertise to companies, institutions and high-net-worth clients. We are active in more than 50 countries and employ over 46,000 people.

We aim to build the bank of the future at Credit Suisse—working as one integrated bank, servicing our clients across regions and businesses. It also means fulfilling our responsibility to help shape the global economy, and to make a difference in people’s lives.

We offer entry-level hiring programs in a variety of business areas. Our programs give you the chance to make an impact, and provide world-class training and support to help you develop into a leader. Throughout your career with us, you will benefit from cross-business and international mobility opportunities.

We look for people with a wide range of experiences, interests and degrees who will add fresh perspectives to our business.

A career with us means that you can help shape our future.

About Equities

The Equities team is composed of research analysts, salespeople, sales-traders and traders who engage in a broad range of activities to bring complex financial transactions to the market. The team is engaged in sales, trading, financing, prime brokerage services and market-making in global equity and equity-related securities, options, futures, risk management and hedging products. Our activities cover both exchange-traded and over-the-counter traded securities, including American Depositary Receipts, restricted stocks, equity repurchases, block trade executions, program trading executions, equity derivatives and convertible securities.

Interns join either our fixed desk Research program, or the Rotational Sales, Trading and Structuring program, which offers three (3) three-week placements in the Cash, Prime Services and Derivatives business areas.

  • Cash

West Europe Trading: Market making/providing liquidity for our clients in European equities – both hedge fund and long fund.

  •   Advanced Execution Services Sales

Providing electronic access to multiple markets throughout Europe both for internal users and for external clients. The primary product is a suite of algorithmic trading strategies and tools across several asset classes including Equities, FX and Futures.

  •  Prime Services

Prime Services provides a full scope of services to hedge funds and institutional clients, including prime brokerage, start-up services, capital introductions, securities lending, synthetics, and innovative financing solutions.

  • Derivatives

The Derivatives business is a global market-maker, primarily trading listed, and OTC equity options with a global client base. Activities are broken down into four main clusters: Flow, Structured, Corporate and Emerging Market.

About the Program

Securities interns spend their first week in a comprehensive training program covering all aspects of the markets, geared toward acquiring the knowledge, terminology and technical skills required for the program. Interns may expect to review specific products and businesses in Fixed Income and Equities, participate in case studies/simulations, and receive training on tools such as Excel and Bloomberg.

Interns will meet with representatives from each desk and function (Research or Sales, Trading or Structuring) to begin the placement process, assisted by the campus recruiting team. Following interviews and a placement day in April, interns are allocated to a rotation of desks—either a combination of functions (Sales, Trading or Structuring) or a rotation in one function across different products (e.g., Cash sales, Prime Services Sales, Derivative Sales).

All interns are supported with a mentor to help structure their time at the bank and assist with networking opportunities. A dedicated desk coordinator will manage your daily workload, and provide feedback in formal reviews. This additional support is designed to present an inclusive view of the role and help qualify interns for consideration of a full-time role upon graduation. The summer internship is the bank’s core hiring channel for the full-time Analyst class.

Degree Requirements

To be eligible, you will have completed or be due to complete a Bachelors, Masters or PhD qualification (or equivalent) in any discipline.

All applicants must be in their penultimate year of study, be available for the full 10 weeks and be able to start full-time employment in July 2016.

What We Look For

While our employees have a wide range of experiences and interests, they share an intellectual curiosity, a desire to achieve and a pattern of excellence and achievement. Whatever your background, you’ll need to be:

Client-focused and committed to developing creative solutions

  • A leader who naturally attracts followers
  • A critical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills
  • A self-starter who is able to envision long-term goals and ways to attain them
  • A collaborative team member who builds excellent relationships
  • An articulate communicator who also recognizes the importance of listening
  • Analytical and logical, with raw intellectual ability
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