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Fund Finance Intern

Why Ardian?

Ardian is a world leading private investment house, managing or advising $140bn of assets on behalf of more than 1,300 clients globally. Our broad expertise, spanning Private Equity, Real Assets and Credit, enables us to offer a wide range of investment opportunities and respond flexibly to our clients’ differing needs. Through Ardian Customized Solutions we create bespoke portfolios that allow institutional clients to specify the precise mix of assets they require and to gain access to funds managed by leading third-party sponsors.
We also provide a specialist service for private clients through Ardian Private Wealth Solutions. Ardian is majority-owned by its employees and places great emphasis on developing its people and fostering a collaborative culture based on collective intelligence. Over 990 employees, spread across 17 offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia, are strongly committed to the principles of Responsible Investment and are determined to make finance a force for good in society. Our goal is to deliver excellent investment performance combined with high ethical standards and social responsibility.
At Ardian we invest all of ourselves in building companies that last.

The role

Within the Fund Finance team, the Intern Junior Fund Officer will be part of a team composed of people located in London and New York. The Intern will work primarily with Funds of Funds, focusing on multiple investment strategies such as Primary, Early Secondary and Secondary Funds. Its core focus is structured across four main responsibilities: Fund Monitoring, Cash Management, Control and Reporting.
The intern will be working closely with various members of the team to support the workflow on their respective perimeter of funds and vehicles. It will involve day-to-day tasks, transversal projects and widespread communication across the firm.

Key responsibilities

  • Supervision and monitoring of investment vehicles, master funds and parallel funds.
  • Reconciliation of weekly dashboards for various meetings, as well as optimisation of cash held at numerous levels of investments.
  • Working on recurrent analysis and ad-hoc queries with other departments among the firm (Investment team, Investor relation, Compliance, Legal, Treasury, etc.).
  • Preparation of debt related tasks for multiple vehicles (covenants, reporting, repayments, interest computation, etc.).
  • Reconciliation of financial information – Ensure the quality of the data in requisite financial software dedicated to the Fund Finance team.
  • Assisting with fund valuations and the computation of performance indicators (IRR, DPI, TVPI) on a quarterly basis.
  • Review and validation of partnership accounting, partner’s capital statements and US/UK GAAP financial statements.
  • Preparing communication supports and investor deliverables: company level diversification, Management Reports, Advisory Board presentations.

Required skills

  • Knowledge of financial statement analysis and valuation techniques
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • The candidate should possess a broad set of quantitative, qualitative, interpersonal skills and be a strong team player with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Intellectual rigor, discipline and curiosity
  • Ability to organize and perform work efficiently

Communication Scope

  • The candidate will be required to liaise directly with various internal team members and should be confident in requesting / providing information to all levels of management
  • The role will require frequent interaction with other teams in the UK, and from other Ardian offices / geographies

Profile

  • Degree either completed or due to complete. Minimum 2:1 or equivalent.
  • A previous internship in one of the following areas would be beneficial: Private Equity fund, M&A or structured/leveraged finance team of a leading European or American bank, Transaction Services team of a leading audit firm, Leading strategy consulting firm.

Regulatory Responsibilities:
Conduct Rule Staff:

     Ensure compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to the role
     Understand the Individual Conduct Rules set out by the UK Regulator and ensure compliance in letter and in spirit

Application process

Please send CV & Cover Letter

  • Title

    Fund Finance Intern
  • Departement

    Investment
  • Location

    London
  • Contract

    Internship
  • Duration

    6 months
  • Start date

  • Title

    Fund Finance Intern
  • Departement

    Investment
  • Location

    London
  • Contract

    Internship
  • Duration

    6 months
  • Start date