Intern - Finance & Corporate Development (Fall - Jul to Dec 2024)

Entity:  Singapore Exchange
Location: 

Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Finance & Corporate Development
Job Type:  Intern
Req ID:  2104

Job Summary

SGX (July - December 2024) Fall Internship Programme
 

We are Asia’s leading and trusted securities and derivatives market infrastructure, operating equity, fixed income, currency and commodity markets to the highest regulatory standards. We also operate a multi-asset sustainability platform, SGX FIRST or Future in Reshaping Sustainability Together (sgx.com/first).

 

We are committed to facilitating economic growth in a sustainable manner leveraging our roles as a key player in the ecosystem, a business, regulator and listed company. With climate action as a key priority, we aim to be a leading sustainable and transition financing and trading hub offering trusted, quality, end-to-end products and solutions.

 

As Asia’s most international, multi-asset exchange, we provide listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services, with about 40% of listed companies and over 80% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore. We are the world's most liquid international market for the benchmark equity indices of China, India, Japan and ASEAN. In foreign exchange, we are Asia's leading marketplace and most comprehensive service provider for global FX over-the-counter and futures participants. Headquartered in AAA-rated Singapore, we are globally recognised for our risk management and clearing capabilities. 

 

Be a part of this fast-paced world where your contributions count. SGX offers you the unique experience of gaining insights into the Exchange business and the finance value chain. You will be immersed in the respective specialist functions – at SGX, we believe that our interns are involved in real-time work from Day 1. 

 

This internship programme is on a full-time basis and runs from July – December 2024. We invite you to realise your potential with us!

 

Note: Leave of Absence (LOA) may be required to take on the internship.

 

FCD Internship Programme
We have roles open in:

  • Index Services (2 vacancies)
  • Index Operations (1 vacancy)

Index Services

SGX Index Edge is a leading provider of financial indices globally. We operate in an exciting and fast changing world of active and passive investments. Our proprietary indices are designed to give passive exposure to major socio-economic developments through thematic and smart beta investment strategies. We also collaborate with major investment banks and help them in independently calculate the alpha generating strategies across equities and fixed income markets.

Learning Objectives:

Working with the team, the intern will learn about the innovative developments in the world of investing. Specific topics will be – Active and Passive Investments, Quantitative Investment Strategies, Thematic & Smart Beta Investments, along with the general workings of global financial markets. 

The intern will also have the opportunity to test/translate the investment ideas into code and implement the solution onto a cloud based system.

Job Description:

The intern is expected to make sample portfolios, calculate indices, develop excel (or Python) based models as well as help the team with the preparation of pitch books/ marketing materials, weekly/ monthly market and index commentaries. 

Other ad-hoc tasks e.g. data download from systems like Bloomberg or Factset is required.

There is immense scope to contribute and test independent ideas. 

Knowledge, Skills and Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of financial markets and modern portfolio theory
  • Good command of MS Office (Excel, Power Point, Word, Excel VBA)
  • Knowledge of Python and cloud computing (aws) will be advantageous 
  • Ability to work independently and have curiosity to learn
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

Index Operations

The Index Operations team manages the daily activities for calculation of 1000+ thematic and custom indices for the iEdge business. This involves data management of static referential databases and dynamic market data feeds, corporate actions, and exchange holidays across global markets. 

Learning Objectives:
The selected intern will gain exposure to the operational framework of managing various financial datasets such as equities, futures, indices, bonds and FX; as well as specialized topics such as Active and Passive Investing, Thematic and Smart Beta strategies. 
 

Job Description:

  • Onboard: Work with the team to plan, coordinate and onboard new indices to our cloud based system
  • Development: Suggest and develop systematic solutions with the help of new technological tools, to enhance operational resiliency and scalability of daily tasks
  • Support: Help resolve any queries or issues that might arise from clients

 
Knowledge, Skills and Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of financial markets and products (must)
  • Passionate, result oriented, and good team player (must)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills (must)
  • Able to work under minimal supervision 
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good command of MS Excel (Formulas, VBA, Power Query)

 
The ideal intern:

  • Always curious and a self-driven learner. 
  • Experience or familiar with data collection/storage (SQL or Excel)
  • Open minded and eager to dive into every detail of the business, to not only grow the business but also yourself


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