What were your main duties and responsibilities during the course of your internship?
While at M&G I liaised with TPA’s, compiling information for the internal funds review. This included contributions to conference calls. I was in charge of making sure that fund managers signed off trades on a daily basis, compiling their comments and writing summaries of these comments for board meetings. I also compiled a summary on order inflation for a board meeting as well as tracking internal errors until their closure. I attended high level meetings and had frequent contact with all business areas. A number of staff gave me an overview of different areas of the company and explained in great detail their day to day jobs and business areas.
What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?
I learnt a lot about finance which is never something I have studied. I acquitted myself well in all situations, meetings, networking etc. even though i had never worked in an office environment.
What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?
i frequently took on jobs from two teams that allowed me to lighten the workload for numerous employees. I could do the work autonomously which meant that I was not a burden to the team once things had been explained.
Did you encounter any problems during the course of your internship and if so, how did you overcome them?
I was overly critical of myself but this got easier with time and experience. I had to improve my attention to detail. I did this by checking everything a number of times and being overly thorough before handing in completed work.