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Applications will open 1 July 2015.

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Alternative Investment Academy

Are you passionate about the markets?     Do you enjoy dealing with risk?    Are you entrepreneurial?

This is a unique opportunity from Sanlam Investments for exceptional individuals to develop and hone their skills.

And it begins with the launch of our Alternative Investments Academy.

If you successfully make it past our rigorous selection process, this programme could be your best chance of becoming an entrepreneur by running your own hedge fund.

Programme information

Starting date: 1 February 2015, based at our offices in Tygervalley, Cape Town
Closing date for applications: 4 August 2014
Applicants: Only Honours and Masters students graduating end 2014 need apply​

Programme Design

Fund of Hedge Funds: Blue Ink Investments (12 Months)

Manager research
Risk Management
Client services

Hedge Fund: Alternative Solutions (24 months)

Paper Trading (6 months)
Building model portfolios/strategies
Trading (18 months)

All candidates appointed will be assigned a mentor and soft skills training will also be included.

Measurement Criteria

Core Measurement:

If candidates do not meet these requirements they will not continue on the programme

  • CFA I June 2015
  • Performance track record

Other Measurement Criteria

  • AIA Learnership Programme
  • CFA II
  • CFA III
  • Completed Projects
  • Presentations

Only apply if the following words describe you:

Emotionally balanced Flexible Compulsively methodical Able to handle stress
Contrarian Calm Persevering Self-critical
Passion about trading Passionate about financial markets Unafraid to take educated risks Confident & Selfstarter

Only apply if the following words describe you:

Emotionally balanced

Flexible

Compulsively methodical

Able to handle stress

Contrarian

Calm

Persevering

Self-critical

Passion about trading

Passionate about financial markets

Unafraid to take educated risks

Confident & Selfstarter

The selection process will be arduous, but well worth it for such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

It will include:

  • Competency based Interviews (2 rounds)
  • Psychometric Testing
  • Reference checks and other due diligence

Investments

Be part of a brand that has become well established in the South African investments industry for close to a century.

Sanlam Investments is a fertile breeding ground for some of the most talented individuals in the investments industry. As one of the largest investment management companies in South Africa, we give you exposure to the complete end-to-end range of investment solutions for our clients, covering everything from unit trusts (active and passive), multi-managed funds, hedge funds to retirement funds along the full risk-return spectrum.

We empower you to make the right decision for your future career, by equipping you with everything it takes to succeed. Every layer of your career and every aspect of your personal growth is within reach here at Sanlam Investments.

We can offer you:

  • A compelling future
  • Career progression with a solid, stable brand
  • Total investment in your future
  • A people-focused, happy place to work
  • Exceptional rewards.

The Sanlam Way

As leaders in the creation and protection of wealth Sanlam has the opportunity to make a positive difference.

Ours is a heritage of believing that everyone and everything can be worth more, and from this comes a sincere desire to help people live their best possible lives. What we do goes above and beyond expertise, insight or intelligence. Ours is an approach that embraces an underlying ethos of respect for what we are entrusted with as a financial partner. It’s a respect for our clients’ money, but also for what went into earning it and what can be made of it.

We see ourselves as stewards of a life’s work and don’t take this lightly.

We’re committed to creating lasting value and determined to do what we do very, very well.

Because that’s what makes us Wealthsmiths.​

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