Careers in Investment Management (European Perspective)

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  • 1. Welcome to the Evisors Webinar Visit us online at www.evisors.com Careers in Investment Management featuring Nickyl Raithatha Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 2. Careers in Investment Management I. About Nickyl II. Overview of the Industry III. How to Research the Industry IV. What are Firms Looking For? V. What to Expect in the Recruiting Process VI. Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 3. About Nickyl Education • Graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA ’10) and University of Cambridge (B.A. Economics ‘04) Previously • Associate in Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research division – Pan-European Telecoms team • Vice President at Goldman Sachs Principal Strategies Group – TMT analyst Currently • Currently Global TMT analyst at Arrowgrass Capital Partners – $4bn multi-strat hedge fund • 7+ years of experience across the financial services industry Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 4. Overview of the Industry • Mutual funds, Pension funds, Hedge FundsFund types • Equity, Fixed income, Alternate investmentsInvestment classes • Value, growth, income, small cap, absolute returnInvestment styles • Research analyst (sell side and buy side) • Portfolio manager Roles • You will actually get thisWork/life balance Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 5. How to Research the Industry • Vault guides – Investment management, Finance interviews, Top 25 Investment management employers • Company websites • Career services / alumni • EVISORS • Websites/news sources – FT/WSJ – Marketwatch – SeekingAlpha – Marketfolly • Investing/finance books Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 6. What are Firms Looking For? Skills •Analytical •Decision making •Communication Passion •Interested in investing •On top of market news •Read some investment books Personality Experience •Work experience •Investment clubs •Shadow portfolios Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/11
  • 7. What to Expect in the Recruiting Process Application • Resume / cover letter / application • Tailor each application to the company • Draw upon wide range of experiences • Get a personal referral First round interview • Possibly by telephone • Be prepared to walk through your resume, answer basic questions on why you want this career/role/firm. • Have a question ready for interviewer Second round interviews / case study • Expect multiple interviews • Finance majors should expect technical questions • “where would you invest $1mn today” • “how would you value business x” Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/11
  • 8. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/11
  • 9. Questions & Answers Question 1: How important are grades in getting the initial interview? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/11
  • 10. Questions & Answers Question 2: If you have partially completed your CFA, is that equivalent to the qualifications of a finance major? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/11
  • 11. Questions & Answers Question 3: What is your experience with different asset managers? Do you notice any variation in firm culture? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/11
  • 12. Questions & Answers Question 4: What are good opportunities to pursue if you ultimately want to be an asset manager? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/11
  • 13. Questions & Answers Question 5: When making investment decisions, should you mention the firm’s assets or focus more on industry trends? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/11
  • 14. Questions & Answers Question 6: How would you position yourself if you come from a CFA/MBA/Tech background? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/11
  • 15. Questions & Answers Question 7: What are some examples of insightful questions you have asked the interviewer? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/11
  • 16. Thanks for Joining! Book your session with Nickyl at www.evisors.com/expert/995 View our past webinars at evisors.com/webinars and follow us on Twitter @Evisors for updates on upcoming webinars. Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/11