Columbia Threadneedle Investments Investment Consultancy & Oversight Intern

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Boston, USA
02 Oct 2022
07 Oct 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Intern Program is designed to provide students with first-hand investment management experience. The Investment Consultancy & Oversight group is a global team of 19 investment professionals that seeks to provide actionable insights and investment oversight for our firm's investment strategies. The US based team, comprised of 11 investment professionals, focuses on our US equity, fixed-income, and asset allocation products, and works collaboratively with the investment teams, in those asset classes, overseeing their strategies and helping to continually improve portfolio outcomes.

About the Columbia Threadneedle Internship Program:
Our 11-week summer intern program provides real-life experience in a collaborative and inclusive environment. As a Columbia Threadneedle intern, you will gain exposure to senior leaders, cultivate your business acumen, work on projects that directly impact the business, and network in a supportive, team-based atmosphere. In addition, you will have access to our Business Resource Networks, including the Black Employee Network, Young Professionals Network, PRIDE Network, and others.


The intern will assist the team's efforts gathering, analyzing, and presenting data that form the basis for actionable insights helping to improve portfolio outcomes. Assist in the automation of processes that improve and expand existing capabilities, within the team, and participate in ad-hoc projects related to a strategy's investment process, product positioning, and/or overall performance consistent with the team's efforts toward continual improvement and oversight.

Examples of past intern projects include:
  • Creating/improving dashboards used by the team in overseeing investment strategies.
  • Automating processes such as attribution, charts displaying investment strategy/benchmark analytics, and return/risk data used by our team in assessing a strategy's investment process.
  • Collaborating with business partners in Risk, Product, Trading, and Research teams to maximize information sharing and bring insights from those areas into our analysis/discussions.

Required Qualifications

  • Current Junior at a 4-year university pursuing a bachelor's degree in Finance, Quantitative or Science degree with a focus in Economics, Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or related field
  • Graduation date of December 2023 or May/June 2024
  • Demonstrated leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • High degree of self-motivation with strong integrity and ethics
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work and communicate collaboratively with others
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • High level of intellectual curiosity and aptitude for solving problems
  • Programming skills in R, Python, SQL, VBA, MATLAB, or similar
  • Demonstrated interest in financial markets

NOTE: The company does not offer corporate undergraduate internships for students with F-1 visas.

About Our Company

Millions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We're intentionally built to help our clients succeed, backed by a global team of 2,000 people including more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. At Columbia Threadneedle, you'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority. In addition to our competitive total rewards package, employees stay with us because of our culture and commitment to their development. And, backed by the strength of our parent company, Ameriprise Financial, we are committed to providing you with the tools, resources, recognition and rewards to help you shape the career you want.

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status or any other basis prohibited by law.
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