Investment Summer Associate (Buy Side), 2021

Guggenheim Partners Santa Monica , CA 90405

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary

The Investment Summer Associate position is a summer internship for MBA candidates and other graduate degree candidates. The purpose of this internship is to identify, develop, and place candidates for full-time employment opportunities within Guggenheim Investments. In addition to practical experience as part of an investment team, candidates will have access to firm training, mentoring, development, and networking opportunities. Candidates should be top performers who are willing to work hard in an entrepreneurial environment where initiative, creativity, maturity, and enthusiasm for learning are highly valued. The position is an excellent opportunity for highly competitive graduate degree candidates to move directly into a buy-side role. This position is located in Santa Monica, CA, and begins June 2021.

Guggenheim Investment is recruiting across several buy-side positions, such as:

  • Insurance Portfolio Management

  • Total Return Portfolio Management

  • Governments & Agencies

  • Financing & Short Rates

  • Foreign Exchange

  • Investment Grade

  • Bank Loans

  • Municipals

  • Structured Credit

  • Macroeconomic Research

  • Real Estate

  • Infrastructure

  • Equities

  • Institutional Distribution

  • Strategy

Guggenheim staff will assist in assignment of candidates to different groups.

Essential Job Functions

Specific Responsibilities Vary by Team, but Include:

  • Identify and evaluate securities for potential investment or sale

  • Develop competency in various fixed income and equity concepts and products

  • Research current market themes and credit trends within sectors and maintain relevant statistical data as necessary

  • Prepare credit memoranda on potential purchases and existing investments

  • Effectively communicate with investment professionals across Guggenheim Partners' various investment groups

  • Perform due diligence on Investment issuers and managers via third party research, meetings and conference participation, which may require occasional domestic travel

  • Build applications to meet the risk management and portfolio construction needs of the broader organization

  • Interact with marketing, investor relations, client valuation teams and trade settlement groups

  • Prepare timely and accurate periodic and ad-hoc exposure and performance reports for management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to succeed with limited supervision

  • Record of success as part of a team or group effort

  • Must be able to operate in a stressful, deadline driven environment while still maintaining a strict attention to detail and ability to prioritize issues appropriately

  • Understanding of accounting via basic coursework or experience

  • Strong technical skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree holder or currently enrolled in MBA or Master's program

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Bloomberg or programming experience a plus

  • Limited travel may be required

About Us

About Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with expertise in fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our team of investment professionals performs rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification opportunities and attractive long-term results.

About Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with three primary businesses: investment management, investment banking, and insurance services. We have a track record of delivering results through innovative solutions, with professionals based in offices around the world. Our commitment is to advance the strategic interests of our clients and to deliver long-term results with excellence and integrity. You can learn more about our expertise and values by visiting and following us on Twitter at

To succeed in the Guggenheim culture, candidates must be self-starters and strive for results. We are looking for people who operate as business owners, adhere to the highest standards and think creatively to realize opportunities, wherever they may be.

Guggenheim is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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