Intern in Research & Indexes

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30 Apr 2018

Job Description: EPRA Research & Indexes Internship

EPRA offers various internships throughout the year depending on experience and qualifications. The current offered internship is for a maximum period of 6 months, starting from the beginning of May 2018 until the end of October 2018.

Candidates may be undergraduates with a maximum of 2 years work experience or post graduates with a master’s degree.

Indexes & Research internship offers a great opportunity to learn about listed real estate and gain knowledge and experience in financial and economic analysis, identify main drivers and challenges as well as learning about the key trends in the industry. Additionally, you will gain the skills of using key financial databases (e.g. Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters).

EPRA will provide small bursaries in accordance with Organisation policy.

Internship Description

  • The main activities will include assisting the research team with analysis and publication of sector-specific research papers (e.g. Lodging and Residential) and applied research projects (e.g. looking at listed real estate as a part of asset allocation).
  • Responsible for collecting historical data for all the relevant variables using databases like Bloomberg, Eikon, Reuters Knowledge and S&P Global.
  • Help on the statistical analysis applying models and tools in Excel and VBA.
  • Test data sets and reports generated from the database against historic Excels.
  • Assist research team in updating and refining complex Excel Models and publications.
  • Assist the team in updating and tracking companies publishing annual or periodic reports as part of the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Index Series review process.
  • Assist project manager in identifying corrupt or missing historic data and “backfill” with correct data.
  • Test new modules created as part of the database project, under the direction of the project manager and identify any data gaps/user interface issues.

We are looking for:

  • Strong academic results
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Ability to solve problems and to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent collaboration skills and the ability to work within diverse organisations and teams
  • A degree in either Finance, Economics or Real Estate
  • Excellent Excel skills and some knowledge of financial databases would be advantageous
  • A good command of English language
  • Fluency in local languages and knowledge of statistical software is a plus
  • Motivated and keen to learn about listed real estate 
  • Based within commuting distance of Brussels

Please send your CV and cover letter by April 30 to research@epra.com and careers@epra.com

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