About the internships in South Africa

About the internships in South Africa

Find out more about the internships in asset management connected to the internship semester in South Africa.


Abax is a fund management business 75% owned by employees and three charitable trusts. All Abax employees are shareholders.

AMG, a global asset management company with interests in leading fund management boutiques around the world, owns 25%.

What may you do and get at Abax :

  • An introduction to the South African financial markets, the various role players, the specific role played by the investment management industry and how Abax Investments fits into it all.
  • An overview of Abax Investments as a firm and the various client mandates that we offer.
  • Meet and understand the business with various members of the team and get an understanding of the various specialist roles within the team and how it all fits together.
  • Depending on their specific interest / area of study look to have them settle into one (or more) of the specialist functions within the firm to get a deeper and more detailed understanding of that work.
  • Be involved with the day-to-day operations and decision making and admin process behind the trading and portfolio management of the specific mandate type they display interest in.
  • Get involved in the detail of a specific area of work / project that their abilities and energy can add value to.
  • Likely also be given general projects to work on across various parts of the business on an ad hoc basis and where their time and abilities can be constructively used.


Fairtree is a trusted investment partner with investment capabilities spanning global, private, and listed asset classes. We continually strive for investment excellence and to deliver high-quality returns to our investors, as we have done since our inception in 2003.

At the heart of everything we do at Fairtree is the purpose that the business exists to enrich the lives of all our stakeholders. We believe Fairtree is a tool enabling us in our mission to put each of our stakeholders, through their dealings with or within Fairtree, in a better position to live their individual or collective callings.

We deliver on this purpose through our five core values: Excellence, Integrity, Growth, Real Relationships and Family. We strive to live these values every day and trust that they will drive every action or decision made at Fairtree in the best interest of all stakeholders.

The Invitation | Grow with us

  • As a participant in the Fairtree Internship Programme you will have the opportunity to enrich your growth journey by learning alongside a team of investment specialist with a track record of excellence. Excellence not only in investing, but in how we work as a team and how we build strong relationships among each other and with our various stakeholders.
  • Gain exposure to numerous traditional long-only and hedge fund strategies that will broaden your understanding of financial markets.
  • During your time with Fairtree on the Fairtree Internship Programme you will gain hands-on experience, contribute to fundamental research on listed securities and other reports in excellence – delivering high-quality, consistent, and concise quantitative and qualitative information.

Strengthen your skills.

  • Strengthen your analytical reasoning, written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail within a fast-paced fund management environment. 

Apply, if...

  • You are passionate about finance and have a strong academic background in business, economics, or a related field.
  • You possess strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • You believe Fairtree will provide an environment for you to grow and flourish.


Sanlam is the leading non-banking financial services group on the African continent, with a niche presence in India and Malaysia. We are market leaders in life insurance, general insurance and investment management in our home market of South Africa as well as other countries across the African continent. With a history spanning over a century of serving clients, we have a well-established brand, leading industry skills and expertise, and high levels of customer loyalty.