Global Asset Management Graduate Programme

Whether you’ve studied a social sciences or computer sciences degree, at HSBC we’re looking for individuals who have the right skills and motivation to learn about the world of international finance. Our Global Asset Management Graduate Programme will give you the freedom and flexibility to discover the right route for you, within either our Sales or Investments stream.

For: Final year students or recent graduates
Duration: Two years
Areas: Global Asset Management - Sales or Investments
Start date: July 2021 onwards
Location: Hong Kong
Hong Kong - Sales
Requirements: You will have obtained or will be working towards a 3.2/4.0 or 4.0/5.0 cumulative GPA or the equivalent of a 2.1 from a recognised University (as appears on your official University transcript or degree certificate). Be fluent in English, however knowledge of Mandarin and/or Cantonese would be an advantage. With legal rights to work in Hong Kong is preferred.
Applications open: 12 August 2020
Applications close: 6 January 2021
Start date: July 2021 onwards

We encourage you to apply for your programme of choice as soon as possible as we recruit on a rolling basis and may close applications before the advertised date if all vacancies are filled.


On this competitively paid two-year graduate programme, you will complete four rotations, each lasting six months, to build your knowledge of either our Sales or Investment practice within Global Asset Management.

What you can expect

In our Global Asset Management business, we develop and look after investment management products and services for international clients – from individual retail customers and major multinational enterprises through to sovereign wealth funds and financial institutions. Through this programme, you will see how we collaborate with different areas of the bank to meet the needs of our clients.

You’ll gain an insight into HSBC’s long history, in either the UK or Hong Kong. You will have the opportunity to explore a number of areas within Global Asset Management, learning from experts who understand our broad client base and know our products, services and capabilities. We will also introduce you to people of all cultures and backgrounds, support you in serving international clients and guide you in becoming a future leader at HSBC.

What you will do

By completing rotations across Global Asset Management within either our Sales or Investments stream, you will gain valuable insights into our processes, client approaches, design strategy, product trends and international impact. During your rotations you will discover the importance we place on protecting the interests of our clients.

  • For those joining our Sales stream, you will develop your interpersonal skills, as you liaise and build relationships with clients, be it digitally or in person. You will also develop your communication and presentation skills, building your knowledge of investment themes, products and solutions, consolidating this information and relaying it to clients.
  • For those joining our Investments stream, you will develop your analytical skills, be it with micro company-specific analysis or macro top-down research. Intellectual curiosity and problem-solving are key, as you will gather, assess and interpret financial information.

Life in Asset Management (duration 2:13) Dupe's rotations on the programme have helped her build new skills and gain knowledge that she can apply to her next rotation and into her destination role

Who does this suit?

We are looking for curious and dedicated people who are:

  • Strategic leaders. Being able to lead a team in a risk-managed, strategic manner is important for ensuring our business meets client needs and we promote the best investment solutions. You should be motivated by the opportunity to provide better ways of working for our clients
  • Business-minded team players. You will communicate with peers and clients every single day, so it is important to bring an empathic, yet professional attitude to your work. Showing that you have a thorough understanding of our business needs is important in giving our clients confidence in your advice and service
  • Opportunity takers. We are an international company that offers opportunities to driven, courageous people. Taking the chance to deliver more effective projects or learn from senior leaders will show that you’ve got the motivation to succeed in our Global Asset Management business
  • Versatile learners. Being able to interpret the needs of our clients and adapt to new environments is necessary in solving investment, product and business challenges. Collaborating with various teams is a valued quality and you should be passionate about what you can achieve together

What can this lead to?

If you excel here, you can go into:

  • A specialist role, where you’ll help develop our investment capability
  • A customer-facing role within one of our distribution channels
  • A role in developing our product and client strategies.

From there, you will have the opportunity to develop your capabilities and grow your career in the direction which is right for you, including progression to a senior management or leadership position over time.


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