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2022 Global Equities Internship Program

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a buy-side global equities fund manager that specialises in identifying, evaluating, and investing in listed companies engaged in technological innovation: Innovation that is radically transforming the way we live and advancing human progress.

Our global equities investment program provides you with the opportunity to become an integral part of our global equities research team with responsibilities in one of the following key areas:​​

  • Fundamental equities research coverage of stocks underpinned by technological innovation

  • Fundamental equities research coverage of stocks underpinned by biotechnological innovation

  • Quantitative portfolio strategies via development econometric and AIML models to defend against market risk.

The program will provide you with access to institutional resources that will allow you to develop your approach to analysing listed companies that fall within the scope of our investment philosophy. The learning curve will be steep, however, formulating a compelling investment thesis is key to driving investment decisions within our portfolio.

Fundamental Equities: Responsibilities

As an investment analyst or intern with a principal focus on biotechnological innovation, you will have the opportunity to evaluate investment opportunities underpinned by the latest technologies that are driving significant innovation in industries as diverse as, though not limited to bioprinting, proteomics and cellular therapies, genetic editing & sequencing, immunology, and simulated drug discovery platforms.

Key Benefits

This programme is competitively remunerated while providing the following benefits to successful candidates.

  • Gain insight into how markets operate and the investors' role in funding tech companies in the real-world

  • Leverage institutional resources to learn how to evaluate opportunities in the global equity markets

  • Quickly get up to speed with some of the latest technological innovations occurring in the world today

  • Learn how to build a valuation model of a listed tech company: how much is a company really worth?

  • Sharpen your ability to efficiently filter through a limitless amount of information to distil key drivers of value

  • Refine and present your very own investment theses while contributing to real investment decisions

  • Opportunity to become a full time global equities analyst specializing in tech innovation, based in Melbourne.

Technical Requirements?

A clear passion for technology and the financial markets, along with an ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas is the minimum requirement.

 

While none are prerequisites, demonstration of any one or more of the following would be highly regarded.

  • Deep understanding of technologies in one or more thematics through personal or professional experience

  • Ability to conduct statistical analyses/build machine learning models on large data sets for time series prediction

  • Proficiency in any programming language, but particularly in Python, Excel VBA, and/or BQL

  • Personal or professional experience investing in technological innovation via fundamental equities research

You would be expected to quickly scale the learning curve on key skills with the support of institutional resources.​

Eligibility

Students from all degree programmes with a passion for technological advancement and a demonstrable interest in investment analysis are encouraged to apply! Regardless of your study major, we believe students of all disciplines have the potential to wield unique perspectives that can be highly valuable in evaluating investment opportunities. Majors as diverse as but not limited to Biomedicine, Data Science, AIML, Software Engineering, Mathematics, Economics and Finance will all be considered.

  • Undergraduate, Master's students and Doctoral degree candidates are eligible to apply

  • Students in their final or penultimate year of study preferred, with flexibility for the right candidate(s)

  • Candidates must have the right to work in Australia on a permanent basis

Applications are now open!

Applications for our 2022 Global Equities Program are now open and candidates will be recruited on a rolling basis; the earlier you apply, the greater exposure your application will receive, so apply now!

  • Successful candidates will form part of the cohort of interns with staggered commencement in 2H 2022.

  • Candidates will need to log in to their own Gmail account, or create one to ensure file security for CV uploads.

  • For queries with respect to the application process please email: info@churchillassetmanagement.com.au

Biotech Coverage

Your field of responsibility as an investment analyst encompasses full coverage of your sectors as defined below. Penultimate students eligible for the 3-month internship program will have one or more projects with a defined sub-set area of coverage.

  • Full lead coverage of stocks in your investment universe including sourcing and classification of securities into main and sub thematics, valuation modelling, research writing, and stock pitch presentations

  • Reviewing and analysing thematic trends, business, trade and research publications, annual reports, financial filings, and other sources to gather, synthesize and interpret data relevant to your coverage

  • Building, maintaining and updating industry databases as well as detailed financial models for earnings forecasts and valuations

  • Collaborating across thematic and portfolio strategy teams, as appropriate, for the cross-pollination of ideas in the generation of investment insights that improve the risk-adjusted performance of the fund

Tech Coverage

As an investment analyst or intern with a principal focus on technological innovation, you will have the opportunity to evaluate investment opportunities underpinned by the latest technologies that are driving significant innovation in industries as diverse as, though not limited to 5G and IoT, 3D printing, sustainable energy, fin-tech platforms, cryptocurrencies, semiconductors, cyber-security, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Quantitative Portfolio Strategy: Responsibilities

Your field of responsibility as a quantitative portfolio strategy analyst encompasses comprehensive research on macro and broader thematic equities strategies, with a focus on the development of robust quantitative models that transform financial, economic, and alternative data into signals that inform portfolio strategy decisions including tactical thematic asset allocations and hedging strategies. Quantitative models deployed may be underpinned by econometric modelling, various machine learning algorithms, or some combination of the above implemented in an object oriented framework using Python in Jupyter Notebooks.

  • Analysing macro, thematic and market trends affecting key equity indices and innovation thematics, and distilling these into quantitative investment views

  • Collaborating with thematic analyst teams to help generate investment insights that improve the risk-adjusted performance of the fund

  • Building, maintaining, and optimising dynamic quantitative models that inform portfolio strategy decisions including tactical thematic asset allocations, as well as hedging strategies

  • Systematically identifying and testing independent time series variables for their ability to improve the quality of market timing signals

  • Comparison, selection, and application of the most appropriate machine learning and/or econometric models to each relevant time-series dataset

  • Conducting robust back-tests and optimising the framework to minimise over-fitting and other modelling errors

  • Preparing written reports as a record of key reasons behind development decisions as the quantitative models evolve, along with timely and concise interpretation of quantitative model decisions in production.

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