Host Organization: Rogers Investment Advisors
Organization Profile: Rogers Investment Advisors (RIA) through its Wolvers Hill affiliates in Japan, Hong Kong, and US offers a range of financial products and services in the field of alternative investments, including funds of hedge funds, a private equity seeding fund, a hedge fund platform, and specialized hedge fund business consulting.
Based in Tokyo, our award-winning team uniquely combines decades of buy-side and sell-side experience in Trading. Operations, Hedge Funds, Prime Brokerage and Asset Management. This enables us have a critical understanding of various hedge fund strategies (from fundamental equity long/short to fix income and volatility arbitrage) and of key relationship for hedge funds (including all of the major Prime Brokers, Administrators, Legal firms, and software providers).Our differentiated backgrounds have been key factors in our track record of outperformance.
Work description: Projects will include research on performance of hedge fund strategies in various market cycles, portfolio construction, analysis of historical data, and market opportunity assessments.
The hedge fund industry (particularly in Asia) rarely takes interns as hedge fund firms are typically small teams that require extensive experience. As our 4 business lines are: fund of hedge funds, hedge fund seeding, hedge fund platform, and business consulting, this is a rare opportunity for a highly motivated person to gain an accurate overview of the hedge fund industry as well as to gain critical insights into the due diligence process that underpins the selection, analysis and construction of a successful hedge fund portfolio.
We view our interns as true team members and aim to ensure that they are given real and challenging opportunities to assist the growth of our business. Projects will include research on performance of hedge fund strategies in various market cycles, portfolio construction, analysis of historical data, and market opportunity assessments.
Number of Opening(s): 2 or 3
Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June
22 –August 14, 2020): Full time/five days a week (8 weeks or longer)
Work Attire: Business-Casual
Local Language: Japanese
Not required: Local language is not required, but fluency in Japanese, Mandarin, and/or other East Asian Language is a plus.
Additional desired intern qualifications: Working knowledge of Excel is a requirement. Knowledge of VBA and R is an advantages but not a requirement.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms who are undergraduates in all majors, including undeclared. Coterm students must still have undergraduate status. MA students in the Center for East Asian Studies are also eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Seniors must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.
- Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the spring quarter.
For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing.
Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two program-arranged positions. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission.
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