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Internship - Fund of funds IT Project Management

Why Ardian?

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$125bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base.
Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world.
Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 850 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul). It manages funds on behalf of around 1,200 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.

The role

As part of the Ardian Fund of Funds team, you will act as a support to the investment team for all IT topics and database management. In particular, you will be in charge of managing all aspects of an IT project (drafting the expression of needs, specifications, tests and delivery recipes, user support) as part of the upgrade of existing modules or the development of new ones.

Key responsibilities

  • Project management on the development of IT tools in response to the functional needs of the Fund of Funds team
  • Daily interaction with the DSI team to monitor ongoing projects and regular reports to the Fund of Funds team
  • Receipt of deliveries and acceptance testing
  • Consistency testing and cleaning of the information present in the different databases

Required skills

  • Rigorous and organized
  • Problem-solving skills
  • A Broad set of quantitative and qualitative skills
  • Motivated
  • Proactive
  • Strong Team player
  • Very good command of Excel, PowerPoint, VBA
  • Strong interest and/or prior relevant experience in IT project management
  • Interest and notion of bases in the field of finance / Private Equity

Profile

  • Graduate of an Engineering School or Business School, with a focus on information systems, project management and database management preferred
  • Fluent written and spoken English

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
Right to work:
  • Please ensure you have the appropriate right to work in the UK i.e. a British passport, settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme or have obtained a visa which gives you the right to live and work in the UK

About the Team  

Since 1999, the multicultural Fund of Funds team composed of 80 investment professionals has developed an unrivalled network and secured preferential positioning to acquire stakes in high-quality private equity and infrastructure funds from institutional investors. Based in Paris, London, Frankfurt, Zurich, New York, San Francisco, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo, the team has demonstrated their resilience in cultivating an extreme level of expertise in Primary, Early Secondary and Secondary sectors. Holder of a world-leading proprietary database, they are able to match any clients’ needs precisely building diversified and focused portfolios. To date, Ardian has the world’s largest Fund of Funds platform, with more than $55bn under management or advisement.

Application process

Please send CV and motivation letter

  • Title

    Internship - Fund of funds IT Project Management
  • Departement

    Investment
  • Location

    London
  • Contract

    Internship
  • Duration

    6 months
  • Start date

  • Experience

    Junior
  • Title

    Internship - Fund of funds IT Project Management
  • Departement

    Investment
  • Location

    London
  • Contract

    Internship
  • Duration

    6 months
  • Start date

  • Experience

    Junior