I started at HSBC on the Global Asset Management internship when I was in the penultimate year of my Economics degree at Cambridge. The internship gave me a real flavour of what Asset Management was about. I worked alongside the product development team and undertook projects such as reviewing global fund platforms. I had to deliver a presentation to senior management about socially responsible investment and was fortunate to be offered a place on the graduate programme. It was great going back to university knowing a great job was waiting for me when I finished my degree.
On the graduate programme I worked in a number of roles including equity research, institutional sales and product development. The flexibility and variety allowed me to try my hand in numerous roles to find out which I enjoyed the most.
Following completion of the graduate programme, I moved to the Macro and Investment Strategy team where I conducted primary global macro research on different economies. Within my first six months of joining the team I had conducted analysis and research on the sovereign debt crisis in Argentina, escalating geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Russia, the economic slowdown in China and the Greek sovereign debt crisis - among others. I am now a Strategist in the Global Multi Asset team where my work involves analysis and research on macroeconomics and asset allocation, providing direct input into our multi asset investment decision making process.