Graduate Trainee - Fixed Income Investments

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
11 Aug 2022
02 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

What working at Columbia Threadneedle offers....

Working at Columbia Threadneedle Investments you'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all of our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies, and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business, and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base.

Please let the recruitment team know if you have a disability, condition or difference that may require some adaptations.

Job Purpose Statement

Where you'll fit in & what our team goals are...

We are hiring for a graduate trainee to join us in our Fixed Income department on a 24 month contract which is designed to provide you with industry knowledge, training and first-hand experience in this area of the Asset Management sector.

As part of this program you will have the opportunity to experience various aspects of the global fixed income business team and gain exposure to areas of the business such as Portfolio Management and Research.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time...

Whilst building a fundamental understanding of the asset management industry, you will be involved in a wide variety of tasks which could include anything from performing financial market analysis, carrying out research that could aid investment decisions, support Client Portfolio Managers with reporting and presentation work for both existing and prospective clients to learning more about Responsible Investing and Data Science.

As we are a member firm of Investment20/20 (, you will also have the opportunity to develop yourself through their centrally organised professional development activities. This will enable you to form a vibrant network with other trainees and apprentices from across the industry at social, professional and insight events.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will...
  • Be a graduate
  • Be an enthusiastic self-starter with an interest in Financial Markets, who displays curiosity and is eager to learn more about our industry and our business.
  • Be able to demonstrate that you are a good communicator, can share ideas with colleagues whilst being inquisitive and able to gather, monitor and analyse data.
  • Be results orientated with the ability to overcome setbacks and remain focused on achieving the end goal.

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