Focused on a career in asset management?

We are looking for graduates to join us full-time from September 2019. We’ll offer you a two year graduate programme during which you will be aligned to one of the following business areas and supported through a relevant professional qualification: 

The Equities team invest in shares in the stock market. They research individual companies by assessing their fundamentals using a bottom-up approach, looking in-depth at a company. They are stock pickers. The teams regularly meet with company management teams, internal and external analysts, and carry out their own stock specific analysis to decide whether a company is under or overvalued. We are long-term shareholders and integrate environmental, social and governance issues into our investment decisions.

The Credit team invest in bonds which are loans that are borrowed for a defined period of time. They act as lenders to companies across a range of markets. Credit is a broad and diverse asset class, meaning that many investments are evaluated from both a bottom up and a top down perspective (examine various economic factors, that affect the overall market). Portfolio managers and analysts evaluate each opportunity based on macro-economic, fundamental, valuation and technical attributes in order to assess where price has deviated from fair value.

Our team takes a top down approach to investing and follows the economics and politics across both developed and emerging economies. In doing so we hope to uncover long term investable trends such as an improving growth outlook for an economy which will impact central bank policy or equity inflows. The team aims look through short-term market noise to come up with a central economic scenario (our house view) and strategically allocate our assets in long term positions on that basis. At the we can react and protect our portfolio. In a constantly changing world this team strives to find a steady path which will provide the best return for our clients. Debating this path both internally as a team and collaboratively with the fixed income and equity teams makes this area a diverse and stimulating place to work on a daily basis.

We offer investment solutions targeting secure long income, highly diversified portfolios targeting income and growth, as well as specialist funds targeting tactical, higher growth outcomes. We invest in specific sectors, in single countries, regionally or globally, and invest across the real estate spectrum, both directly and indirectly, and in equity and real estate debt. We offer management services targeting benchmark relative, cash relative or absolute returns. We also provide investors with access to alternative income asset classes, through a multi-strategy solution as well as single asset class strategies. These include investments in areas such as infrastructure (both debt and equity), real estate financing, structured finance and corporate private placements.

We provide bespoke portfolio solutions to meet investors’ needs. The team gives asset allocation and structuring advice across the full spectrum of global asset classes. The new solutions function will work closely with the real assets, equities, multi-asset and macro and credit teams to manage and develop distinctive solutions for both internal and external clients. Our investment desks share a common investment goal which is to deliver the specific and meaningful outcomes that matter most to today’s investor. Our innovative multi-strategy range, launched in 2014, brings together our full global investment capabilities across a broad range of disciplines. These strategies do not seek to beat any specific benchmark, but instead aim to provide a more certain investment outcome for clients.

 

Our programme is supported by local diversity programmes, which are run by our regions and business units.

 

About Aviva Investors

Aviva Investors is a global asset manager with expertise in global equities, credit, multi-asset and macro, real assets and global client solutions. We are proud to be a different kind of asset manager; our intelligent solutions are based entirely around our clients’ objectives, not ours.

With over 1400 employees1 operating in 15 locations worldwide2 with ambitious plans to expand, our investment intelligence spans major markets, where we currently invest over £353bn3 on behalf of our customers. This gives us the size and scale to successfully see out opportunities that will deliver specific investor outcomes.

At Aviva Investors we hold the fact that we are investing people’s futures at the heart of everything we do. It is a great responsibility. With a career in Asset Management at Aviva Investors, you are helping to build financial security for you, your family, your friends; through working life and retirement, always with a view to investing responsibly.

 

Why should you join us?

  • We are inspired by our clients' needs
  • We collaborate to innovate
  • We believe in informed risk, effectively managed
  • We are actively responsible investors
  • We invest with conviction for the long term

 

About you

Our people come from a wide range of backgrounds, allowing them to bring diversity of ideas and unique perspectives to our investment decision making process.  Therefore you don’t need a specific degree to apply to our programmes. 

The qualities we do look for are:

  • Curiosity, people who have a insatiable hunger to learn, discover and question the world around them
  • Innovative, people who can think differently and create unique solutions to meet our clients’ needs
  • Initiative, self starters who can solve problems
  • Collaborate, people who can communicate well and share ideas with colleagues
  • Data Driven, people who can assess vast quantities of information to make their investment decisions

You must be available to start working full-time from September 2018.

 

Diversity and inclusion

Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.  One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is bought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

You will be assessed against the Aviva values: care more, kill complexity, never rest and create legacy. 

 

Apply for the Aviva Investors Graduate Programme here.

 

Source 1, 2, 3: Aviva Investors as at 30 June 2017