UCL CAREERS SERVICE
BANKING FAIR 09
Thursday 15 October 5pm - 8pm | North & South Cloisters, UCL
The Parent Body of UCL Careers Service
Graduate Careers 5
What is Investment Banking?
Career Timetable 6-7
Your Timetable for Success
Alumni Profile 8
Career Events 8
Career Resources 9
Useful Resources and Links
Stand Plan 10
Job Function Index
Exhibitor Entries 12-20
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Graduate Careers in Investment Banking
Surprisingly good What is Investment
career prospects Banking?
Since the last Investment Banking Fair The term ‘investment banking’ does not
at UCL it has been a pretty rocky ride have a precise definition; in fact it is not
for any graduate looking for a job and, even a single career. Within investment
of course, Investment Banking has been banking there are lots of different
as affected as any sector. However, not specialisms, career paths and even
everything is as negative as you read in various names for divisions and products.
“In previous economic In a nutshell, Investment Bankers
It is true that places on Graduate assist clients to achieve their strategic
downturns many Schemes have been cut over the last and financial objectives by offering
academic year, with the AGR winter them a wide range of sophisticated
organisations completely report finding a 5.4% decrease in all financial services. These may include
vacancies in 2009 across all sectors and the raising of capital, delivering risk
halted their graduate a massive 28% decrease in Investment management solutions and offering
Banking/Fund Management. mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advice.
recruitment activity, Most investment banks also have a
With this in mind you are probably
only to realise a few wondering why companies are even
fixed income and an equities division.
Investment banking roles can be found
bothering to attend the Investment
years down the line that Banking Fair this year, and it is a
within full-service Investment Banks such
as Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse or
they had lost an entire smaller, boutique businesses that may
specialise in a particular business area
The simple answer is that despite these
generation of workforce massive decreases in vacancies, there
such as Liquid Capital Group.
are still opportunities out there for people
and future business looking to work in Investment Banking.
A career in investment banking is truly
global, with London being one of the key
Yes, there may not be the volume of
leaders”. business, and roles, at the moment but
hubs for business. Generally starting
as analysts, graduates are given plenty
eventually a new equilibrium will be
of responsibility and are required to
restored to the markets and Investment
work with clients throughout the world,
Banks, along with other organisations,
including governments, corporations
will need to be ready to react.
and other financial institutions as well
In previous economic downturns many as professional investors (e.g. fund
organisations completely halted their managers). However, Investment Banking
graduate recruitment activity only to remains highly competitive. Student
realise a few years down the line that they research company High Fliers puts the
had lost an entire generation of workforce number of applicants per job at 60:1.
and future business leaders. If you can Therefore, if you are considering a career
secure a role in an Investment Bank in a in Investment Banking, start preparing
downturn, and make a success of it, in early. The key to gaining employment is
years to come this could be a huge asset. to demonstrate and develop the key skills
You will have experienced what it is like that employers require.
to be at the sharp end of a downturn and
seen it through, making your knowledge
potentially very sought after.
Over the page is a ‘timetable to success’
which should give you a framework on
how to secure that job.
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Career Timetable Career Timetable (cont’d)
Your Timetable numerical and analytical skills, team
working and leadership, communication Your second year Your Final Year discussions, presentations, aptitude tests
and case study analysis).
to success: and interpersonal skills, project and
time management, motivation and
and Internships – Navigating the Assessment centres and interviews
a plan of action for commitment, self confidence and the Internships are pretty crucial to the application process traditionally take place early in the New
Year and, if you are successful, then you
ability to work under pressure, as well as
securing a graduate a demonstrable interest in the relevant
recruitment process. Most banks will
admit that the majority of their full time for Graduate can expect an offer before the Easter
business area. vacation. However, keep in mind that,
job in investment hires come straight from the penultimate
year Internship Programme, so securing
positions due to the fluctuating business patterns
Evidence that you possess many of affecting much of the sector, some offers
banking these skills can be gained from your
a place on one is highly recommended!
The final year contains a range of are being delayed into the Summer Term.
degree but, unfortunately, that is not Internships tend to be open only to application hurdles you will need to
Competition for graduate trainee roles enough and for certain criteria, such as second year undergraduates and take overcome before you gain that final offer Once the hard part of securing your
in investment banking is fiercer than business acumen, evidence must be place in the Summer between years two for a place on a graduate programme. job offer is over, all that’s left for you to
ever before. developed elsewhere. This is why, if you and three. Typically, a Summer internship Firstly, you will have to complete the do is pass your finals and achieve
are determined to work in investment will last eight to twelve weeks. You will be company’s application form that will academic success!
Now, as well as being a potentially banking, it is vitally important to gain assess evidence of key skills and
given real tasks, projects and objectives.
lucrative career choice, the headcount relevant work experience, in addition whether you meet the basic academic
In some cases you may be rotated
of intake has been greatly reduced to other extra-curricular activities, criteria. Again, applications open as early
around different divisions / departments.
across the sector. This means that roles throughout your time at University. as the beginning of September, before
You will usually be assigned a mentor
that attracted around 100 candidates per the start of the University academic year.
and / or manager to oversee this
position before the start of the economic
downturn can expect this figure to rocket Your first year process. Internship vacancies are being
advertised as I write this in August 2009
The closing dates for many full time hires
are as early as 18 October this year,
over the coming recruitment round and although some reach into January. Be
and closing dates for applications range
don’t forget, if the bank is happy to This is an ideal time to start doing some aware that there is an ever increasing
from early December to mid January. The
apply for work permits, you will also basic research on the sector, start trend towards earlier advertising of
application process usually consists
be competing with the best applicants familiarising yourself with the big players of a mixture of online applications, tests graduate vacancies in Investment
globally. and their graduate schemes and start e.g. for numeracy and interviews and Banking, so future applicants may have
to develop knowledge and interest in the entry criteria as are tough as those to start preparing their applications near
The next couple of pages are aimed at the financial markets. Attend careers
giving you a framework to securing a for graduate vacancies. the end of the Summer vacation. You
events, workshops and presentations
career in Investment Banking. are strongly advised not to leave you
attended by financial employers. Come The purpose of such placements is application to the last minute; if you are
to the careers library and browse our to allow you to gain key insights and serious about making a good application
Entry Criteria and occupational profiles and literature on
Investment Banking and the financial
experience in that role and organisation.
However, banks are using Internships
you will need to dedicate a substantial
amount of time to filling it in.
their implications sector in general. Get involved in extra-
curricular activities that will start to build
to assess your future ability to work for
them after you graduate. Commonly 50% If you are one of the minority of
for your time at your competencies e.g. by joining UCL’s
Investment Banking and Economics
or more of students who obtained an applicants that get through this first stage
Internship with an Investment bank are
University & Finance Societies. offered a full-time graduate vacancy at
then you commonly face one or a number
of ‘aptitude tests’, testing your numerical
the end of their tenure, although this year ability and also, in many cases, a test of
It isn’t essential to have a degree in Some Investment banks are now offering will see a drop in these figures at some
taster days for first year undergraduates your verbal ability.
finance and economics to enter the organisations.
where you can find out more about the
industry, but you will have a number of If you are successful with your application
organisation and the roles on offer and As securing an Internship is increasingly
steep academic hurdles to vault: you and the tests (and only around 1 out of
some banks offering one or two week seen as a fast track to a graduate job
will usually need to achieve at least a every 9 candidates are
long internships. Details of these can be in Investment banking, competition
2:1, have a consistently high level of (www.efinancialCareers.com), then you
found on most company websites and on for Internships is becoming as fierce
academic performance throughout your will face a first round interview, where you
websites like www.efinancialcareers.com. as that for graduate roles. Thousands
degree and often have achieved a certain can expect to be questioned on whether
Towards the end of your first year you’ll of applications for a single place is
number of UK ‘A level’ UCAS points or you have the core competencies required
need to start finding out where and when not uncommon and, this year, many
the equivalent qualification in your home internships and formal work experience to work in investment banking. If you
country. organisations have cut their intern roles
placements with the Investment by as much as 30%. pass this successfully, you can expect
banks will appear so you can get your to go on either a second round interview
In addition to excellent academic
application in as soon as possible in the Keep in mind however, that simply where senior staff of the company
performance, applicants for graduate
Autumn term of your second year. In securing an Internship doesn’t guarantee are likely to probe your technical
roles in banking will be assessed for
addition, try to get useful work experience you a future role. You will have to perform knowledge, or (and in many cases,
a variety of essential competencies
over the summer period so you have well at your allotted tasks and expect to after) an assessment centre, commonly
needed to perform successfully in the
something to put in your internship be formally assessed during and at the lasting a day, where you will be put
role. Typically these include: strong
application! end of your experience. through a battery of tests (typically group
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Alumni Profile Career Events Career Resources
UCL Careers Fairs & Forums Useful Resources in the Useful links
7 October 2009 - Management Consultancy Forum
Careers Service Networking Information Sheet
27 October 2009 - Finance & Economics Fair
23 November 2009 - First Year’s Event Preparing yourself is the best way to help you stand out from eFinancialCareers
the competition and impress employers. Here’s how the Careers http://www.efinancialcareers.co.uk/
Service can help you.
Project Manager - Architecture & Engineering
On Campus Presentations Prospects Financial Services Sector Briefing
MSc Computer Science
www.db.com/careers 12 October - BNP Paribas
19 October - HSBC Prospects City Sector Briefing
• Find out how to approach employers with our
Having attended a number of careers events where http://www.prospects.ac.uk/links/CitySB
20 October - Goldman Sachs information sheet and DVD on networking.
various banks were present, the thing that struck me most
5 November - J.P.Morgan Prospects Accountancy and Business Services Sector Briefing
was the openness and approachability of the Deutsche • Know your sector – our bespoke Occupational files
Bank representatives. Like all potential employees, I http://www.prospects.ac.uk/links/AccountancySB
contain essential information about Investment
researched the Bank prior to interview and was amazed
when I realised the scope of the technology operation
UCL Skills Development Banking. Available only at the Careers Service.
Inside Careers: Banking, Securities and Investments
here. Considering the technology operation alone at http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/banking
• Pick up our free takeaway guides on which Investment
Deutsche Bank, if it stood alone as a separate company October - December 2009 - Skills Workshops Banks are recruiting, entry requirements, application
it would be big enough to sit in the FTSE-100! Our October - November 2009 - Employer Led CV / TARGET City & Finance
procedures and deadlines. Stocks are limited
technology budget runs into billions of Euros per annum, http://targetjobs.co.uk/banking-and-investment
Application Form Checking so get them while you can!
and we’re at the very cutting edge of technology.
January - February 2010 - Employer Led Mock Interviews www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/information
• Make sure you know and understand what commercial
The graduate scheme here is superb, as you get to January 2010 - Employer Led Mock Assessment Centres
awareness is with journals including the Economist,
June 2010 - Focus On Management Course
experience different technologies and areas. Once I’d
completed my graduate rotations, I took the opportunity
Public Finance, and a range of reference-
of moving into a Project Management role. The level of For a full list of events please visit:
responsibility I’m given provides a fantastic challenge. • See a Career Adviser for a Quick Query to check your
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/events • Make sure you stand out from the crowd with our CV, application form or for general advice.
My daily work involves me working alongside global heads free guides on CVs, applications and interviews which
of engineering, and I never expected to be where cover everything you need to know about applying
I am today when I joined just a few years ago. • Invited to interview? Book a practice interview with an
for graduate positions. adviser to receive advice and feedback on
It’s a little strange to think that I left UCL less than three your technique.
• You can also watch DVDs providing practical examples
years ago as I now coordinate the UCL recruitment team from employers on applications and interviews.
for Deutsche Bank, and in February of this year actually www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/advice
hosted a lecture series in Financial Computing. I feel I • Books covering all aspects of psychometric tests
have a great deal to thank UCL for, and am delighted to are available to borrow.
return to the University for regular recruitment events -
please come and say ‘hello’ if you see me! Printed copies of all titles may be available for free from the
Would I do anything different? Never! It’s a joy to come
into work each day and be surrounded by such talented,
approachable people. I’ve worked in many organisations
and none have come close to Deutsche Bank for the level
of support, mentoring and development offered.
Any advice? The thing that got me noticed at UCL was
my willingness to get involved in extra-curricular activities
- show your willingness and ability to take responsibility, it
will pay dividends when you come to apply!
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Stand Plan Index
Sales, Trading and Research
Mergers and Acquisitions
Information Services and
Accounting and Finance
Sales and Marketing
N2 N3 N4 N5 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5
Entrance North Cloisters South Cloisters Entrance
N9 N8 N7 N6 S10 S9 S8 S7
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Exhibitor List Citi
N2 Citi S1 Deutsche Bank (Sponsor)
N3 Optiver S2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch
N4 UBS AG S3 Nomura
S4 Standard Bank J.P. Morgan
N6 Liquid Capital Markets Ltd S5 Madison Tyler Europe Ltd Liquid Capital Markets Ltd
N7 Barclays Capital S7 Man Group Madison Tyler Europe Ltd
N8 BNP PARIBAS S8 J.P Morgan
. Man Group
N9 RBS Global Banking & Markets S9 Markit
S10 Credit Suisse
RBS Global Banking & Markets
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Exhibitor Entries B Exhibitor Entries B/C
Bank of America Merrill Lynch – Stand S2 BNP Paribas – Stand N8
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch have joined forces, creating a combined Telephone: 020 7595 1000
organisation that brings together two companies that complement each other in the Fax: 020 7595 5110
investment banking, global markets, research, and wealth management businesses.
The combined size, scale and global presence of the organisation give it the ability to BNP Paribas CIB is a leading global investment bank. We are part of one of the
deliver a wider breadth of world-class products and services to clients. With a leading world’s top five banks by market capitalisation and total assets, and one of only six
wealth management franchise and a premier corporate and investment banking and banks globally with an AA or higher credit rating from Standard & Poor’s. With over
capital markets business, the company is well-equipped to meet the evolving financial 16,000 employees in 53 countries, we can offer you a truly global career.
environment and well-positioned to compete globally.
Our stability and culture of strong risk management underpin a relentless drive
We hire penultimate year students for summer internships and final year students for quality and innovation across markets and products. In the face of extremely
for entry-level roles in several areas: Global Markets, Global Investment Banking, challenging conditions we continue to perform strongly for our clients, to grow our
Global Wealth & Investment Management, Research, Global Product Solutions, Risk global network and extend our client base. With a focus on delivering intelligent,
Management, Technology and Human Resources. Students who join our organisation practical and above all effective solutions we offer truly global career opportunities at
gain a breadth of knowledge and experience. graduate and internship level in all areas of investment banking.
Full-time: 6 November
Summer Internship: 11 December Citi – Stand N2
Barclays Capital – Stand N7 Karen Luckly
Campus Strategy Manager
Telephone: 020 7508 7777
Jenny Lo Email: email@example.com
European Campus Recruiter
Human Resources The banking industry has recently experienced a period of significant change resulting
Telephone: 020 777 34567 in industry consolidation and calls for regulatory reforms. With this as a backdrop some
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org may question why now is a great time to enter the industry. The answer is simple;
banking and finance will always be a competitive, challenging and interesting career
Think about what you want from a career, and then decide who can make you the that requires the best talent to help drive forward positive change. Citi is taking a lead
perfect offer. Decide whether you want to work for another firm, or a firm where we role in helping the world’s top corporations, governments and institutions adapt and
actually do believe that our graduates are the future. With the support of a parent bank be ready to flourish as financial markets return. Citi provides the best and brightest
with a balance sheet of over £1.4 trillion we have offices worldwide employing over individuals an opportunity to make a difference at the most global bank in the world.
20,000 people. Only 11 years old, we are expanding every year. So yes we are a
world leading investment bank, but we are also a meritocracy where the individual is Citi is a lead player and a great place to start a career. Full time and internship
valued, but the team is paramount. We truly believe we are different. opportunities exist across Investment and Private Banking, Capital Markets
Origination, Sales & Trading, Global Transaction Services, Risk Management,
Who we look for: Technology, Operations and Human Resources.
You will need to be highly numerate and analytical with strong English skills (verbal
and written). Ideally you will speak more than one European Language.
Approximately 500 internships and 500 full time positions globally.
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Exhibitor Entries C/D Exhibitor Entries H/J
Credit Suisse – Stand S10 HSBC – Stand N5
Graduate Recruitment Telephone: 020 8123 4964
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit Suisse provides private banking, investment banking and asset management The HSBC Group is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in
services to clients across the world. Active in over 50 countries and employing more the world, with 335,000 employees serving customers in 86 countries and territories
than 46,000 people, Credit Suisse is one of the world’s premier banks. around the world. With well-established businesses in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the
Americas, and the Middle East and Africa, HSBC’s unique combination of local
We offer intellectual challenges, high rewards and global development potential knowledge and international expertise reflects its position as ‘the world’s local bank’.
for individuals who share an enthusiasm for partnering clients to achieve business
success. There are opportunities in Private Banking, Investment Banking (including Through its global businesses – Global Banking and Markets, Global Asset
Fixed Income and Equities), Asset Management, Information Technology, Investment Management, Global Private Banking, and Global Transaction Banking - HSBC offers
Banking Operations and other support functions, as well as a range of internships and a comprehensive range of financial services to high net worth individuals, corporate,
placement programs. institutional and government clients worldwide. HSBC takes a long-term approach to
our clients and invests time in building strong relationships and understanding each
Most people who join us do so because of ‘the people’. We appeal to intelligent and client’s financial requirements.
outgoing personalities who want to work together in an atmosphere of co-operation
and respect. It’s a different perspective on how a big bank should go about its For high calibre, creative and motivated graduates with a genuine interest in global
business, but it works for Credit Suisse. It could work for you, too. finance, the willingness to take on real responsibility and the desire to join HSBC at
this exciting time in it’s business, HSBC offers a wide range of graduate and internship
opportunities in the following banking areas: Global Banking and Markets, Global
Assett Management, Global Private Banking and Global Transaction Banking.
Deutsche Bank (Sponsor) – Stand S1 Circa 200 vacancies globally
Industry Competitive Salary
Telephone: 020 7545 3033 J.P Morgan – Stand S8
Analyst Training and Internship Opportunities www.jpmorgan.com/careers
Your Vision: To reach for the top J.P. Morgan is a leading global financial services firm with one of the most extensive
Our Promise: Lifting you even higher client lists in the world. We serve the interests of clients with complex financial needs,
whether they are major corporations, governments, non-profit organisations or even
At Deutsche Bank, we are committed to taking the best financial services provider in private individuals.
the world with more than 80,000 employees from more than 72 countries, operating in
more than 145 locations worldwide. We have graduate opportunities and internships across all areas:
We offer Internship and Analyst Training Programs that provide you with networking • Asset Management
opportunities and higher level of responsibility in a truly global environment. • IB Risk
• Investment Banking
Throughout the 8 – 10 week Internship program you will learn first-hand what a career • Finance
in Investment Banking is really like through technical, product and market training as • Operations & Business Services
well as formal reviews, mentoring and buddy schemes. • Sales, Trading & Research
Expect the better career.
We are looking for team players and future leaders with exceptional drive, creativity
and interpersonal skills. Impeccable academic credentials are important, but so are
achievements outside the classroom.
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Exhibitor Entries L/M Exhibitor Entries M
Liquid Capital Markets Ltd – Stand N6 Man Group – Stand S7
John Nicholson Email: email@example.com
Head of Recruitment
HR We use our market expertise to create innovative, successful products – which lead
Telephone: 020 7429 0700 to returns for our investors and growth for our business. In the past 20 years, we’ve
Fax: 020 7429 0701 become the world’s largest listed alternative investments company, known for our
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org diversity of funds, original product design and excellent investor service. We’re a
company of high achievement – combining in-depth business knowledge with
Liquid Capital is an options market-maker and a leading provider of liquidity in both global reach.
fixed income and equity listed derivatives. It is regularly Number 1 by volume in major
products on various exchanges. We are based in London with other offices in USA, All of which means we can offer a few exceptional graduates and postgraduates a
Asia and Australia. We also have systematic, quantitative and sales trading groups. collaborative and thoughtful environment with the opportunity to grow, develop and
We are seeking to recruit a number of motivated graduates or postgraduates to succeed. At the cutting edge of financial and quantitative research, we are committed
join our option market-making training program in London. Thorough practical and to combining intellectual rigour with commercial flair to sustain an innovative edge.
theoretical training to trader level will be provided via the structured ‘Liquid Trainee
Trader Programme’ run by the Head of Training. The company offers generous As well as our graduate programmes, which will start in Autumn 2010, we have
benefits and a discretionary bonus scheme. immediate opportunities for those with PhD or exceptional Masters qualifications who
are interested in pursuing a career in Finance.
(Unfortunately, due to already having trainees on the desks, we are unable to cater
Markit – Stand S9
Madison Tyler Europe Ltd – Stand S5
Madison Tyler Europe (MTE) is a leading, high frequency quantitative trading company Vice President, Recruitment
that employs sophisticated proprietary technology to profit from short-term pricing Human Resources
inefficiencies in financial markets. The company has significant market share in several Telephone: 020 7260 2000
asset classes around the world and is well positioned to continue to benefit from the Fax: 020 7260 2001
secular growth in electronic trading. Email: email@example.com
Founded in 2002, the family of companies is privately held and includes Madison Tyler, Markit is a financial information services company with over 1,100 employees in
EWT LLC, Madison Tyler Trading (MTT) and Madison Tyler Energy and Commodities Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Over 1,000 financial institutions use our
(MTEC). MTE and its affiliates are members of the NYSE Euronext, NASDAQ, the independent services to manage risk, improve operational efficiency and meet
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse, and regulatory requirements.
more than twenty-five other exchanges and market centres around the world.
We are a rapidly-growing company and our work environment is characterised by
We are currently recruiting for Trading Analysts and Software Engineers. swift innovation. Our employees are helping shape the future of financial markets and
benefit from exciting career opportunities globally.
As a private company driven by an entrepreneurial team and partly owned by our
employees, Markit is a company where people who are prepared to work hard,
embrace change and innovate, will thrive.
For more information about career opportunities or our summer internship programme,
please see our Careers page at www.markit.com
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Exhibitor Entries N/O Exhibitor Entries R/S
Nomura – Stand S3 RBS Global Banking & Markets – Stand N9
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Alice Porter
Graduate Resourcing Consultant
Nomura is a leading financial services group and the pre-eminent independent Graduate Resourcing
investment bank with worldwide reach. Backed by a strong balance sheet, we offer Telephone: 020 7672 1564
unrivalled asset raising abilities and have a proven record of delivering value for Fax: 020 7672 1563
our clients. Email: email@example.com
Based in Tokyo with regional headquarters in London, Hong Kong and New York, we With a challenging year comes opportunity. As a business, RBS has a strategic plan in
have offices in over 30 countries and employ more than 26,000 people worldwide. In place to rebuild our brand, build on our strengths and take our business forward once
October 2008 we acquired the Lehman Brothers franchise in Asia as well as most of more. As the future leaders of RBS, ambitious graduates like you will clearly have an
its operations in Europe and the Middle East. Our combined businesses have quickly important part to play in this process. Which is why there’s never been a more exciting
made us a leader in global investment banking. time to join.
Nomura offers 10 week spring and summer internship programmes in our investment
In Global Banking & Markets we are looking for talented graduates to join us in
banking, global markets and business infrastructure divisions in London. We also
Markets (Trading, Sales, Research & Strategy, Structuring) and Investment Banking
offer a 12 month industrial placement programme in our technology (IT) and
(Corporate Coverage & Advisory, Origination, Portfolio Management), we also have
opportunities within GBM Operations and GBM Technology.
For more information on our graduate programmes and to apply on line please visit
Optiver – Stand N3 www.makeitrbs.com
Karolina Kazirod Standard Bank – S4
Telephone: 0031 (0) 20 70 87 000
Fax: 0031 (0) 20 70 87 001 Meryl Folb
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Manager,
Optiver The Company Telephone: 020 3145 5000
Optiver is one of the fastest growing and most successful proprietary trading firms in
Europe. We deal in highly-automated electronic market making and arbitrage activities.
At Standard Bank we do deals in places other banks don’t even consider. We’re a
With offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney, employing 550 talented individuals
global emerging markets bank, with a presence in 33 countries. With a stable global
from over 30 nationalities, we trade in 20 countries, across 5 continents, 24 hours a day.
business, it’s no wonder we were selected as the Best Investment Bank in Africa for
Who We Are Looking For 2009 by Global Finance magazine. Or that, when it comes to graduate careers, we
offer a range of challenges and opportunities you simply won’t find anywhere else.
Every year we look for the highest calibre graduates to join our Trading Department.
Ideally, candidates come from an analytic field of study, such as Finance, Economics, Our six London-based graduate programmes – IT, Risk, Operations, Global Markets,
Mathematics or Computer Sciences. A flair for numbers, a passion for financial Investment Banking and Private Banking – offer you the chance to experience different
markets, and a strongly competitive nature are a must. roles through a series of rotations in different business areas. With hands-on work and
high quality training you’ll develop your skills and expertise working alongside some of
About The Benefits
our most experienced people. And you’ll enjoy the support of a mentor, as well as
• International and informal a graduate ‘buddy’.
• Exciting and young
• A high responsibility level
• Starters salary above 55.000 euro per year
• Weekly massage and Friday afternoon drinks
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Exhibitor Entries U Notes
UBS AG – Stand N4
Graduate Recruitment Team
Telephone: 020 7567 9262
Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS is one of the world’s leading
financial firms. It serves a discerning, international client base with its wealth
management, investment banking and asset management businesses. In Switzerland,
UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking.
We offer two first year programs and run a summer internship program where you
can learn more about our firm and our industry. We look forward to sharing more
information on all of our programs with you at your upcoming Career Fair. Please look
out for our stand; where we’ll welcome the chance to chat with you further.
To learn more about UBS and our events, or to apply online, please visit our website.