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31 Jan 2016

  • Job Type: Internship
  • Profession: Investment Banking
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Start Date: June 2016
  • Location: London
  • UCAS Points: Summer Internship Risk 2016
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Degree Required: 2:1

ICAP is a financial markets, technology and risk solutions business.

We are a market leader operating in the heart of the financial markets.  We offer a diverse portfolio of products and services, from pre-trade, execution and post trade services, delivered by specialist people and platforms.

We are looking for high-calibre graduate candidates; bright, ambitious individuals with a keen interest in financial markets. Natural innovators with agility and an aptitude for working with technology will thrive in this environment.

It’s an exciting industry, a growing business and a hub of innovation.

[Expert. Aspirational. Collaborative. Professional.]

Risk at ICAP

Risk Management aspires to be a value added but independent partner to ICAP’s businesses by setting risk management policies, providing appropriate tools and methods, advising and challenging objectively, and playing a proactive role in the strategic decision making process.

The mission of Risk Management is to support ICAP and all of its component businesses and functions globally in meeting their strategic, financial, and other objectives by:

  • Setting policies and standards, providing tools and methods, to identify, measure, mitigate, control and report on risks that could impede the achievement of these objectives;
  • Exerting independent oversight of the firm’s adherence with risk management policies and standards;
  • Providing risk management advice and expertise to the firm; and
  • Providing executive management and the Board with an independent assessment of risk exposures in the context of the firm’s risk appetite.

ICAP recognises 8 types of risk (offering both threats and opportunities; Legal and Regulatory; Strategic; Reputational; Operational; Credit; Liquidity; Financial; and Market.

Our offer

Our offer is complex and highly specialised, our clients’ expectations high. To keep delivering, to keep adapting, to keep improving, we need an ever-more diverse range of knowledge and personalities. Our internship opportunities are designed to deliver these capabilities, as well as provide ICAP’s leaders of the future.

We have summer internship opportunities available in our Risk division.

Our 8-week structured internship starting in June allows you to experience our business and culture first hand as an active member of our team. The Programme also includes;

–        Presentations from Senior Management about ICAP

–        Professional skills training

–        Financial and technical training

–        Networking events

–        Mentor support

–        Group project

–        Charity/volunteer event

Outstanding interns are offered full-time positions with ICAP.

Who are we looking for?

We are an extraordinarily aspirational organisation that thrives on innovative and analytical thinking. As well as having sound commercial awareness and business acumen, you will need to have the confidence, drive and ambition to thrive in this fast paced and high energy business.  In addition to strong organisational skills, you’ll need a positive attitude, to be adaptable to changes, process oriented and the ability to work under pressure whilst retaining accuracy. It is also essential to have strong written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. You need an analytical mind-set, as well as the initiative to proactively seek to improve processes.

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