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Private Equity Impact Investing Intern (12-month placement)

Website AXA Investment Managers

Insurer | Asset Manager

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. 

1. AXA IM Alts

With €190bn assets under management, AXA IM Alts, the alternatives business unit of AXA IM, is a global leader in alternatives investment, operating in real estate, private debt & alternative credit, private equity & infrastructure and hedge funds. Our 800+ employees operating from 16 offices around the world are serving the needs of more than 500 clients worldwide.

Our goal is to enhance the value of assets we manage on behalf of our clients by adopting a proactive approach to responsible investment. We fully integrate ESG criteria into our investment decisions and advise clients on both financial and non-financial risks and opportunities.

We pride ourselves on fostering a culture of high performance, which means we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically qualified, but also open to the world, innovative and able to harness their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a business.

2. The purpose of the role

The role-holder will support and enhance the impact investment team’s impact measurement and managment process in line with our objective to assess, measure and manage the environmental and social contributions and results of our investments.

3. Key responsibilities of the role

Conduct research on key impact themes in line with our investment strategy Conduct qualititative analysis and formulate views on funds and impact businesses to assess alignment with impact objectives Data collection and analysis from our portfolio funds and direct investments Reporting of impact performance to clients Work with impact databases and analysis systems to support the investment research team’s broader efforts to place capital with impact investments Support transition of impact management system to a tech-based platform  Support continued evolution of impact management system to align with best practice  Provide support to the Impact Impact Investing platform Perform ad-hoc tasks and projects as assigned from time-to-time, assist in creating impact investment universes, assist with client marketing and RFP responses, write industry thought pieces etc. 

Your Profile 

4. What type of profile we are looking for


• Undertaking a bachelor’s or advanced degree
• Degree in finance, social sciences, development related fields

Skills and Candidate Profile:

• Demonstrated interest in impact investing, sustainable investing and ESG analysis
• Knowledge of impact investing norms and principles including the UN Sustainable Development Goals
• An aptitude to quickly get familiar and iterate on impact valuation models and research/company data
• Fluency in English, other language a bonus
• Excellent writing skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel (essential) and powerpoint
• Ability to manage databases and reporting tools used to drive decision-making and portfolio analysis
• Stong competency in data analysis – collecting and managing data, data organization/interpretation skills
• Strong project management skills, ability to take ownership of processes and service delivery
• Proven ability to multi-task and produce quality working within tight deadlines
• Attention to detail
• A hard-working, dynamic and proactive self-starter

Expected start date: Summer 2023

Please join us to realize your potential to drive progress, for yourself, our clients and the world in which we live.

About AXA 

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA – a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry – onto even greater things. 

In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers. 

About the Entity 

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 €817 billion in assets as at the end of September 2022.

AXA IM is a leading investor in green, social and sustainable markets, managing €502 billion of ESG-integrated, sustainable and impact assets as at the end of September 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 September 2022, AXA IM employs over 2,600 employees around the world, operates out of 26 offices across 19 countries and is part of the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management.

What We Offer 

We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically-skilled but also globally-minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company.

AXA IM is committed to building an inclusive culture, valuing diversity and supporting the career progression of all employees.