Paid Summer Internship - Risk - London

  • 5 Aldermanbury, Barbican, London EC2V 7HR, UK
  • Contract
  • Location: London

Company Description

MarketAxess, an S&P 500 Company, operates a leading electronic trading platform that enables fixed income market participants to efficiently trade corporate bonds and other types of fixed-income instruments using MarketAxess' patented trading technology. Over 1,500 institutional investor and broker-dealer firms are active users of the MarketAxess trading platform, accessing global liquidity in U.S. high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets and high-yield bonds, European bonds, U.S. agency bonds, municipal bonds, credit default swaps and other fixed-income securities. MarketAxess also offers a number of trading-related products and services, including: market data to assist clients with trading decisions; connectivity solutions that facilitate straight-through processing; technology services to optimize trading environments; and execution services for exchange-traded fund managers and other clients. Through its Trax® division, MarketAxess also offers a range of pre- and post-trade services, including trade matching, regulatory reporting and market and reference data, across a range of fixed-income products. Trax is the trading name of Xtrakter Ltd., a MarketAxess group company.

MarketAxess maintains its headquarters in New York and has offices in London, Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, São Paulo, Hong Kong and Singapore. For more information, please visit


Job Description

Paid Summer Risk Internship – MarketAxess


To be eligible, you must be a university student due to complete your degree by September 2023.

You should have a predicted 2:1 degree or equivalent and have the legal rights to live and work in the country you are applying.

Why MarketAxess?

Want to have an immediate impact while transforming an industry?

A company who has committed to the Women’s Empowerment Principles as part of our commitment to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community?

Do you want to be part of a small organisation allowing you to have regular interactions with senior management? Somewhere where you are not just a number?

Well, we’re ready for you.

At MarketAxess, we are driving a fundamental shift to trade bonds differently, creating a new marketplace that is easier to access, more transparent, and available to participants across the globe. Working at a FinTech company means being in the moment, exploring new ideas, and meeting clients’ ever-changing needs. It’s exciting to bring tangible innovation to the credit industry as part of a new era in finance.

Formed in 2000, MarketAxess strives to maintain an entrepreneurial culture, where we encourage new ideas and pride ourselves on our ability to execute. Our flat organization offers high visibility across the company. At the crossroad of fixed income trading and technology development, MarketAxess offers a unique place to work.

The programme

There is no better way to experience what a career at MarketAxess has to offer than through our eleven-week internship programme. As a 2022 Summer intern with MarketAxess, you will grow your skills through on-the-job training and professional development classroom training. You will participate in projects working on problems, providing community service and enjoying social events. You will be well supported, receiving regular feedback from your manager to aid your professional development and will have a dedicated buddy. Our summer internship programme offers the opportunity to build new skills, grow your professional network and provides  an in-depth insight into career possibilities at MarketAxess.

This is a full-time paid internship to begin on June 6th and complete on Friday 5th August 2022.

What type of work can you expect to do?

As a Risk Intern, you will work alongside the Risk Manager and the Head of Risk to gain an understanding of the day to day risks at MarketAxess.

As part of the Risk team you will be uniquely positioned to interact and work with a wide range of functional areas which will provide you the opportunity to learn about MarketAxess as a business.

During the internship, you will be guided to understand the key principals of risk management. You will have the opportunity to work as part of a team, as well focus on and own individual tasks. Aspects of the role will involve facilitating risk assessment workshops, analysing data and supporting the business to identify and implement solutions.

What you’ll get in return

  • Great benefits package (pro-rata) with annual leave paid at the end of the programme
  • An opportunity to learn from some of the best and the brightest in the business
  • A great office in the heart of the City, with everything you could want right on your doorstep
  • The chance to join our 2023 graduate programme if you perform well over the summer

MarketAxess is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity. We are committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and have a fulfilling career.



What you’ll need

  • Great eye for detail
  • Be able to identify opportunities for innovation and change
  • Comfortable working with numbers

And, in addition:

  • You will be a penultimate year student (graduating in 2023)
  •  You are on track for a 2:1 or above (or equivalent)
  • Right to Work in UK
  • Competence in any additional European languages will be well welcomed

Additional Information


Closing date for applications is Friday 17th December 2021.


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