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Athene Risk Internship (Co-op) in West Des Moines, Iowa

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.


The term of this opportunity is from June 12, 2023 to January 12, 2024.

The co-op will work closely with our Derivatives Management team for 40 hours/week (Mon-Fri) in West Des Moines, Iowa.


  • Supports the day to day derivative hedging process by conducting analysis and generating reports.

  • Assist with creation and enhancement of risk management models and improve the efficiency of the derivative hedging processes and systems.

  • Conduct analysis on financial derivatives such as options, futures, and swaps using statistical, mathematical, financial and computer programming skills.

  • The expansive daily exposure to the financial trading activities will allow the co-op to attain a higher level of both theoretical and practical understanding of hedging and risk management.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Pursuit of Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Math, Physics, Computer Science, or other STEM majors

  • Solid quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Highly detail-oriented, quick learner and ability to function in fast-paced team environment

  • Solid social skills and written communication ability

  • Experience with, MS Excel, MS Access, VBA and statistical software

Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. Learn more about working at Athene ( .

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Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.