Internship for IWD Investment Products Team, RFP - Operational

Paço de Arcos, PT, 2770-131

Job ID: 20301 


We are looking for a trainee to participate to the activities of the Institutional and Wholesale (IWD) Product Management division which acts as the knowledge hub for all investment-related matters (markets, products, competition). This is an opportunity for you to combine your enthusiasm about the financial markets with your motivated, entrepreneurial attitude to promote our investment strategies to our investors.


At Nordea, we see that the world is changing fast – and we want to be one step ahead of the curve. That’s why we’re deeply committed to providing the financial solutions of tomorrow to our customers. We’re creating an agile environment where we experiment and grow together - and we need your ideas and personal background. With us, you’ll be in good company with a chance to make your mark on something bigger.


Nordea Asset Management (NAM) is the asset management arm of the Nordea Group, the leading financial services group in the Nordics with the vision of being a leading European Asset Manager. We want to do this by delivering returns with responsibility. The group has more than 9 million clients and 28,000 employees. NAM has around 950 employees and manages more than EUR 240 billion of assets for institutional, wholesale and retail clients across the Nordic region and the globe.

About this opportunity

Welcome to the IWD Investment Products RFP team. The team is part of Nordea Asset Management distribution unit. We handle Request for Proposals (RFP) and Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQ) for our international Institutional and Wholesale Distribution Clients. You will be in contact with our Sales organization as well as Middle office and product specialists.

The traineeship we offer is for a period of 12 months in Lisbon (Oeiras).

What you’ll be doing:

  • Deal with Institutional and Wholesale Request For Proposals (RFP) on specific investment strategies with a special focus on the operational side of the value chain as well as operational due diligence requests (DDQ).
  • Establish and maintain good network with Sales, Product Managers and other key stakeholders, such as operational teams being involved in the RFP/Sales process.
  • Assist in handling incoming requests from clients or Sales in a timely manner and with attention to detail.
  • Participate in further developing the RFP framework and tools to enhance the competitive advantage in this field.
  • Developing your knowledge on the fund industry, sustainability, fund management, risk and performance metrics, financial instruments, GIPS composites, regulation and others.

Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.  

To succeed in this role, we believe that you:

  • Are well organized and pay high attention to detail.
  • Are a team-oriented person with experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders.
  • Are used to ensure timely delivery and high quality in a performance-oriented environment. 
  • Enjoy learning and are excited about bringing your ideas to the table.
  • Are accurate and detail oriented, able to explain complex topics in a simple and comprehensive manner.

Your experience and background: 

  • Master’s degree in economics, finance or similar (or about to graduate).
  • Very good skills in written and spoken English. Other languages are considered an asset.
  • Genuine interest for investments and asset management.
  • You are well-organized, detail oriented and a person with experience in setting priorities and ensuring timely delivery in high quality.
  • You rapidly learn new tasks and have the ability to learn how to use additional software applications.


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 31/12/2023. Please note the position might be filled before the application deadline.

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at supporting customers and communities. So please come as you are.

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