Investment Team Internship Program
Do you want one of the best jobs in finance, or even the world?
Becoming an intern/investment analyst with Platinum is an incredible opportunity to undertake a satisfying career that involves continuous self-directed learning, with minimal deadlines, and the opportunity to travel the world and talk business with Fortune 500 CEOs. We pay comparably to top-tier investment banks in M&A, but without the all-nighters and endless grunt work. We favour deep insight; not continuous production.
Who are we:
Platinum is an Australia-based investment manager established in 1994, that focuses solely on global equities. We currently have A$25 billion in total funds management. We seek out companies whose true worth and prospects are yet to be fully recognised by the market.
Past performance shows that our approach is one that has worked in different economic climates and withstood the test of business cycles.
Our purpose: Platinum exists to deliver good investment returns that help clients secure their financial futures.
The following five pillars shape how we do this:
• A contrarian, long-term investing philosophy
• A bottom-up, index-agnostic approach to stock selection
• Uncompromising business ethics
• A dedicated and experienced team
• Alignment of interests
What’s on offer:
An opportunity to join the Platinum Asset Management Investment team for an 8-week full time paid internship. You’ll be partnered with a ‘buddy’ (an investment analyst) in one of our sector teams who will mentor you through the placement. You will have access to participate in company calls, briefings and meetings. You’ll be seated with and have direct access to the investment team enabling you network and build your knowledge – even test your ideas!
You will be assigned a project whilst be given guidance and support along the way by your ‘buddy’.
The project will include:
• modelling the company;
• writing a research note; and
• making a recommendation on whether to buy or not the company shares.
You will be given the opportunity to pitch the stock to the key investment decision makers of the team whilst discussing even debating the merits of the investment case.
On offer at the conclusion may be the opportunity to join the Investment team at the completion of your studies.
What we’re after:
Applicants from all disciplines (inc STEM) are encouraged to apply as we do not have a cookie cutter approach to selecting members for our investment team.
You will have excellent academic records in your chosen field.
What will set you apart is your passions in life, curiosity for the markets and natural inclination to understand how things work.
Your commitment and character will be demonstrated through your additional interests, experiences and responsibilities all of which have contributed to your tenacity and resilience.
We value diversity of thought and seek betterment every day to improve. You will most likely be a penultimate student and have full working rights for Australia.
If this sounds like a good fit for you then we would like to hear from you.
Applications open 9am Monday 17th May 2021 – click the “Apply here” button to the right to register your interest.
Once registered you will be given the submission details for the next step.
You will be required to submit a 5 minute video answering a set 5 questions.
Your video submission does not need fancy animations etc – we want to see and hear from you!
Applications will close 9am Monday 7th June 2021 – your video submission must be received before this close date/time.
You will be contacted by Monday 21st June 2021 with a status update regarding your application.
Initial interviews will be held in the final weeks of June 2021.
Placements commence 6th December 2021 and will end Friday 28th January 2022.