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Summer Intern - Portfolio Risk Management

Summer Intern - Portfolio Risk Management

Risk Management


A ten week internship program designed to provide valuable career experience for students who wish to apply their quantitative education and skills in a fixed-income-oriented work environment.   This is an intensive program that mirrors the responsibilities of a full time position within the Firm. Participants get on-the-job training as well as technical and business-oriented education. The intern will work in the Risk Management department of the firm.


  • Provide research and analysis to inform the risk assessment process, assessing portfolio security or risk exposure, understanding benchmark characteristics and determining trade allocation parameters.
  • Insure the integrity of all data being utilized, to include monitoring the daily process that maintains and updates the primary securities database and related analytical systems
  • Perform quantitative analysis as required for portfolio and/or security specific analysis.
  • Other duties to be assigned



  • Candidates should be in the process of completing a graduate-level degree in a quantitative field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in fixed income financial markets
  • Strong technological acumen; advanced Excel, Access queries, SQL, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Bloomberg API highly desired
  • Team oriented, analytical and flexible, excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication skills required

Academic Qualifications:

Students with a proven record of academic excellence and achievement.