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If you want to have global clients and opportunities abroad, then HSBC is a natural choice

My current rotation on the graduate programme is FX Options Trading. In FX everyone’s day starts early.

I start by catching up on what has happened in the foreign exchange markets the previous night. After reading through our positions by our Hong Kong traders, I am ready for our morning global call. We speak to teams in London and Hong Kong about our positions, where the markets are and risk. Then it’s my responsibility to prepare a report which is issued globally.

As the day progresses I will spot trade, buying one currency against selling another currency at an agreed price for settlement on the spot date. It was a bit daunting at first but the traders in our group are happy to help. I love what I do and can’t believe I am already on the trading floor so soon into my banking career.

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Head of the Strategic Energy Solutions Group, Americas - New York (USA)

HSBC values loyalty, patience, integrity and long-term relationships

Pablo Sanchez

Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, USA and Canada

The ability to have credit and to gain credit for people has really changed people's lives, their standard of living all around the world

Global Markets Internship

For: University undergraduate

Duration: 10 weeks (16 weeks in Canada)

Areas: Global Banking and Markets

This internship offers penultimate-year degree students experience of sales or trading within Markets, with a view to developing a successful international career in investment banking.

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Global Markets Global Graduate Programme

For: University graduate

Duration: Two years

Areas: Global Banking and Markets

Our two-year rotational programme offers graduates the opportunity to gain experience in sales and trading at HSBC. It will provide the ideal platform to develop a long-term international career in Global Markets.

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