I was always interested in the psychology behind successful and unsuccessful investments. I wanted to get involved so applied for the Asset Management graduate programme, choosing HSBC because it was an internationally recognisable brand.
It’s hard at the beginning of a career to know what you will enjoy and what you will be good at. The breadth of opportunities you get at HSBC helps you work this out.
I have had the chance to produce my own research projects, bringing together qualitative and quantitative analysis to make investment recommendations. This skill is one I wish to develop further and several members of my team have been helping me. This collegiate atmosphere where we all want each other to succeed really helps day-to-day work.
Currently I am in the multi-asset investment section of the business, responsible for managing funds that invest across a wide range of asset classes, seeking to maximise return for a given level of risk for a client. I help with the day-to-day trading of the portfolio as well as long-term research projects on the relative attractiveness of different asset classes. The range of opportunities within Global Asset Management, let alone the wider bank, still surprises me.