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Financial Analyst Intern

SF Bay Area, CA

Portfolio Management Group, Mutual Funds

Merk Investments, the Authority on Currencies™ and leader in the currency asset class, is a SEC registered investment advisory firm that manages the Merk Funds: currency funds that provide investors opportunities to diversify their portfolios by investing in an uncorrelated asset class.

We are currently looking for a Financial Analyst Intern to join our dynamic and growing team. As part of the Analyst Training Program, the recruit will rotate through our investment research, portfolio management, trade execution and trade processing teams.  The recruit may be offered an opportunity to become a full-time employee at Merk Investments following the completion of the 3-month Analyst Training Program.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Analyze financial markets, monetary policy decisions, macro economic indicators, etc.
  • Assist in developing models to test and optimize investment strategies.
  • Assist in selecting securities to implement chosen investment strategies.
  • Assist in processing trades.
  • Assist in fulfilling SEC mandated filings and documentation.
  • Participate in developing investment strategies, new products and investor outreach.


  • Recent graduate with a strong academic record at a top institution in economics, finance, mathematics and/or computer science, engineering or other science.
  • 1-2 years work experience or internships in financial industry.
  • Strong interest and understanding of capital markets and asset classes.
  • Impeccable math skills and advanced data analysis and computer skills.
  • Ability to grasp and analyze complex data, interpret its meaning, and draw relevant conclusions.
  • Experience with financial and economic analysis; ability to research and present investment recommendations.
  • Ability to follow and document precise processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Foreign language skills and international experience beneficial but not required.

We offer a competitive compensation package and benefits program. Please visit us at to learn more about our company and career opportunities. EOE.

The role is an exciting opportunity to build your career with a fast growing, dynamic company at the forefront of foreign currency asset management. If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter here.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however please note only those under consideration will be contacted.

About Merk Investments:
Merk Investments LLC, is a Palo Alto, California, based SEC registered investment advisory firm and manager of the Merk Funds. Axel Merk founded Merk Investments in Switzerland in 1994; in 2001 he relocated the business to the U.S. At Merk, we believe sustainable wealth is built over the long term, with superior insights, clear focus and commitment. We strive to invest with discipline while adapting to changing environments.