Group: Graduate Rotation Scheme

Why MJ Hudson?

MJ Hudson was built on the skill and hard work of its people. If you are looking for a challenging role in a fast-moving business, where smart ideas and perseverance are respected – and rewarded – we think you should be talking to us.

Our company has grown significantly since it began in 2010, and not just in team size or revenues.  We have developed and extended our service offering in ways few companies have, all the time staying true to our focus on alternative investments.

Our team of over 125 professionals serve a wide and interesting range of clients, including more than 300 asset managers, 100 institutional investors and a variety of leading advisers and service providers.  But what makes MJ Hudson different is its position as a multi-disciplined consultancy; providing legal, international fund management, investor relations & marketing, international fiduciary and investment advisory solutions.  The result is a unique practice offering unparalleled experience.

Our culture is what differentiates us – working at MJ Hudson means working with interesting, intelligent people from diverse backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being a community that brings a collaborative spirit to the workplace.

MJ Hudson, the asset management consultancy, provides expertise and infrastructure support to fund managers, investors and other specialists in the asset management industries. The firm’s services include law, fund management solutions (including IR & marketing services), international administration, investment advisory, and data & analytics.

This comprehensive range of capabilities, coupled with MJ Hudson’s ability to draw on many industry perspectives, allows the firm to build project teams that are extremely effective at helping clients achieve multiple goals. From its offices across Europe’s major asset management centres and North America, MJ Hudson’s team of more than 150 professionals works for clients managing and advising more than $1Trn of assets. The firm has expertise in all traditional and alternative asset classes, including equities and bonds, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, energy, and credit.

MJ Hudson operates out of offices in London, Amsterdam Jersey, Guernsey, Zurich, Milan, Luxembourg, Canada and USA and has 5 operating divisions:

 

  • Law – Specialist legal services for alternative asset management, focused on M&A and investment funds.
  • Investment Advisory – Investment advice and research for institutional investors, wealth managers and family offices.
  • Fund Management Solutions – A multi-funds platform providing support and regulatory cover to asset managers and advisers, as well as integrated investor reporting, marketing and investor relations services.
  • International Administration – A Channel Islands, London and Luxembourg-based fund and corporate administration and fiduciary team.
  • Data & Analytics – Benchmarking and ratings services, consulting, market research, and specialist workflow tools for fund managers and investors.

MJ Hudson has an approachable and inclusive culture with an emphasis on wellbeing. We understand that one of the biggest assets of any organisation is its people – that’s why we want to ensure that the wellbeing of our team is not just good, but excellent. We have a well-established wellbeing initiative, the Recharge Plan, which includes its own dedicated mental health initiative, MARBLES.

Our initiatives are always being updated to incorporate fun and unique wellness trends along with feedback and ideas from the team. For example, in 2018 we introduced the Step Count Challenge as a MARBLES initiative, which saw 30 employees compete over some fantastic fitness prizes.

The Recharge Plan was introduced to assist employees with all aspects of mental and physical wellbeing. The plan has many popular offerings such as massages, yoga, mindfulness, boot camp, aRRt club, time out lunches and healthy breakfast.

We take wellbeing so seriously, that the Recharge Plan has its own billable code so any time spent (maximum 8 hours per month) participating in the Recharge Plan contributes to annual billing targets.

To assist employees further with their physical health we also offer Cycle to Work schemes and have a corporate partnership with Fitness First.

At MJ Hudson, we recognise that diversity makes for good business as it stimulates more ideas, opinions and perspectives. We are committed to the maintenance of a professional inclusive environment that recruits, retains, develops, remunerates and promotes all of our people regardless of gender, race, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion or beliefs or disability. In short, we embrace diversity as fundamental to the promotion of our company’s values and recognise that diversity and inclusion has an invaluable influence on MJ Hudson and all that we aspire to be.

We are in the process of implementing a formal initiative to help recruit, retain, coach and mentor women into senior management positions. We recognise that working to keep the best talent, which includes supporting women through the executive pipeline, is the best way that we can retain our market competitiveness. We are also working with universities on graduate recruitment to try to recruit more females to the alternative asset industry in the first place.

In line with this, we seek to support our female employees as much as possible by encouraging shared parental leave and offering company pay for maternity leave for up to 26 weeks and full pay for paternity leave for qualifying employees.

We actively encourage and support female employees back into work by offering phased return schemes for new mothers, as well as mentoring programmes for those who want it. We also offer flexible working practices to staff, such as working from home and flexi-hours.

Hudson’s Heroes is a Company-wide group that is dedicated to making positive changes to society. Every year, the Company selects a charity to volunteer with so that the team at MJ Hudson has the opportunity to help society in a unique way.

The team at MJ Hudson believes that giving back to the community in this way not only benefits those that we help, but strengthens the company’s friendly and integrative culture. If you’re interested in finding out more about Hudson’s Heroes and the work that they do, please visit our Hudson’s Heroes webpage.

The Role

At MJ Hudson, we’re searching for our future leaders who will be able to lead teams and continue to ensure the company remains as a market leader. The scheme will offer you the opportunity to rotate through the business and gain experience and develop knowledge across a number of our teams and offices throughout Europe.

Over a 12 month period, you will spend time in the following divisions; Investment Advisory, Fund Management Solutions and IR and Marketing Solutions. The scheme will enable you to work with front-line staff on client projects, gaining an understanding of the industry from a practitioner’s perspective.

We believe the opportunity afforded here is unique – where else can you gain experience and build a network in fund management, investment advice and investor relations as part of the same, structured scheme?

  • Fund Management Solutions – Working with the fund management team to deliver regulatory and structuring solutions to new fund managers
  • Investment Advisory – Researching and analysing investment funds with the investment advisory business
  • IR & Marketing – Supporting the Investor Relations Director and team to deliver marketing collateral for client projects
  • Undergraduates in their final year or those who have already completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree
  • Smart and talented individuals who want to work somewhere distinctive
  • Self-starters with a curious and adaptable mind, who can bring a fresh perspective
  • People who like to work collaboratively and are willing to help where needed and pitch in
  • Motivated and hardworking individuals who can demonstrate their stamina and commitment

The scheme aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need to go on to be a successful leader throughout your career.

On completion of the 12 month contract, you may be considered for a permanent position within either the Fund Management Solutions team or Investment Advisory team, depending on your interests, natural abilities and business needs.

Our 12 month rotation programme would allow you to:

  • Gain an understanding of private equity-like fund structures, namely EIS, VCTs and IHT and the investment strategies they employ
  • Learn how to assess fund managers’ investment vehicles using deep-dive due diligence techniques
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Learn how to put together insightful research reports and quarterly macroeconomic reviews
  • Gain experience in fund accounting

Application Information

Applications for our 2019 scheme are now closed. We will be accepting applications for our 2020 intake from October 2019.

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