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School of Mathematical Sciences

The debate: Placements vs Summer Internships

When: Friday, December 1, 2023, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Maths Lecture Theatre, Mile End

On Friday 1st December , final year students Aimon Haba and Daranfan Muralitharan will participate in an informal discussion about advantages and disadvantages of summer internships and industrial placements.

Aimon worked as a Non-Life Actuarial Summer Intern at EY for four weeks during this summer. At EY he collaborated on building a new automation software that implements machine learning into actuarial models used for reserving, the programs used were Python and SQL. He helped design and structure databases used for data storage and visualisation in an effective manner. He also assisted Senior Actuaries in reserving calculations and worked alongside other interns on a presentation assisting a fictional client with achieving net zero targets in line with the Paris Agreement.

Daranfan was a Finance Intern (in Placement during 2022-23 academic year) with Morgan Stanley in the Valuation Control for Credit and Real Estate Private Equity. His main responsibilities were with the teams that managed valuation and model risk by evaluating the fair market value of assets within Morgan Stanley's credit inventory and value-added (opportunistic) real estate funds. He performed market reviews used for pricing Morgan Stanley’s products and identifying high variance trades which required repricing, this was undertaken as part of his credit work. On the Real Estate, the market reviews comprised of performing research into a variety of European submarkets and analysis of valuation models such as DCF models to ensure correct modelling assumptions and subsequently correct valuations.

Students who are not registered on the SMS Placements Module (MTH5200A), but who wish to attend the talk, should contact Dr Melania Nica ( to register.

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