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Sales Associate Intern

M&G plc.
Singapore
Posted 2 days ago Internships & Graduate Trainee Competitive
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we’re looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We’re digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we’re looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

What you can expect from us:

We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:

  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make

Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

What you can expect from us:

We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:

  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

The Role

M&G is currently looking for an intern, reporting to the Head of Asia ex-Japan Institutional Sales.   

You’ll be part of a high performing, diverse and collaborative team as you build your foundation in the asset management industry. At M&G, our interns take on real responsibilities and work on actual projects, alongside experienced sales professionals. The team will rely on your skills and fresh insights to help deliver for our clients. You’ll also get the opportunity to hear from our leadership team through regular  update sessions.

Not only will you have the opportunity to learn and grow, the internship will also enable you to experience M&G’s diverse culture. If you are looking for an opportunity to advance in the asset management industry, then M&G will give you the right platform to do so.

Key Responsibilities for this role:

Client management tasks

  • Support the Asia ex-Japan Institutional Sales team, with members based in Hong Kong and Singapore, to respond to client requests and queries.  Key client markets include Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asia.   
  • Preparation of business development and client servicing materials
  • Coordinate delivery of investment communications to provide timely updates to clients

Internal stakeholder coordination

Support client relations efforts by working closely with various teams in our UK headquarters and within the regional team. Regular liaison with the global teams may include:

  • Investment specialist/investor relations team – work closely with the relevant team to respond to client requests and queries on M&G strategies
  • Marketing team – work with our regional marketing team to execute our marketing plan, including digital marketing, events, etc.
  • RFP team – coordinate on completion of RFPs, RFIs, due diligence questionnaires.
  • Operations team – ensuring client accounts are set up properly, responding to dealing issues, etc. together with our Global Operational Client Support Team (GOCS)
  • Data team – working with the data team to pull together M&G strategy information for provision to clients

Administrative tasks

  • Maintain the CRM database (Salesforce) with client meeting notes and pipeline updates
  • Support business management reporting requests, including client activity tracker, product campaigns, etc

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • An educational background in investment, finance or economics
  • Proficiency in a secondary language such as Korean or Mandarin will be a plus point as role will support Greater China and North Asian markets
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (particularly Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
  • Interest in a sales, client servicing and marketing career in the asset management industry
  • Strong willingness to learn
  • A team player with a polite and pleasant nature, confident with speaking to people across levels within the organisation
  • Proactive and able to take initiative in following up on the tasks given to him / her
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
Job ID  R08182
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