Careers

Fairtree Growth Quest Internship Programme



Jumpstart your career with Fairtree
Fairtree is an award-winning independently owned leading global investment manager that manages multi-strategy alternative and long-only investment portfolios across diverse global asset classes for both local and offshore clients.

About the Fairtree Growth Quest Internship Programme:
The Fairtree Internship Programme is designed to provide third- or fourth-year students majoring in finance, economics, or related fields with a unique opportunity to gain practical experience, develop valuable skills, and explore the dynamic world of asset management. Through this immersive two- cweek programme, interns will have the chance to:

Programme highlights:
– Gain in-depth knowledge of core asset classes, investment strategies and the asset management industry.
– Develop practical financial analysis and investment research skills through interactive workshops.
– Engage in a hands-on research project involving a listed company.
– Participate in daily feedback sessions and internal research meetings.
– Receive guidance from industry experts.

Programme benefits:
– Gain practical experience and insights into asset management and the Fairtree culture.
– Receive a small remuneration incentive for transport and food.
– Potential to become part of Fairtree’s talent pipeline.

Programme overview:
– Duration: 1 July – 12 July 2024
– Location: Cape Town, South Africa
– Focus: Equity research, financial analysis and asset management

Candidate requirements:
– Current third- or fourth-year students majoring in finance, economics or related fields
– Strong academic performance and passion for finance
– Excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills
– Collaborative mindset and eagerness to learn

How to Apply for Fairtree Growth Quest Internship Programme:
– Submit your CV, academic transcript and motivational letter (max one page) by 31 May 2024.
– Candidates may be asked to complete a short written assessment.
– The final selection process will be completed by 07 June 2024.
– Fairtree will select two candidates for the two-week internship programme and invite additional strong candidates to take part in the one day programme.

Fairtree Navigate Day (one-day programme)



Selected candidates from our Fairtree Growth Quest Internship Programme selection process will receive invitations to the Fairtree Discover Day.

Date: 19 July 2024
– Fairtree will host a one-day programme for a wider range of students from various educational backgrounds.
– Includes a case study and sessions with different Fairtree teams.
– Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Apply to join the Fairtree Growth Quest Internship Programme and take the first step towards a successful career in asset management.

Thank you for your applications. Please note that applications for 2024 are now closed.
Ryan Jamieson

Ryan Jamieson

Head: Retail Sales (North & KZN)​

Ryan joined Fairtree in 2016 and is the head of Retail Sales. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined Momentum in 1998, where he held various roles, such as investment marketing, sales and distribution, over 15 years. In addition, he led the national team of Investment Specialists at Momentum and served on Group Investment Committees. Ryan then joined Investec, where he continued to be involved in the sales, marketing and distribution of the Investec fund range. He returned to Momentum as head of Wealth Management, where he was responsible for the full integration of the investment philosophy, house views, fund solutions and wealth management proposition.