|Senior manager, Investment Banking|
|Finance and consultancy|
|Large business (250+ employees)|
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A day in the life of a Senior manager, Investment Banking in the United Kingdom
Contact, and where possible meet, as many people as you can. Interview as much as you can - the more you interview, the better you get at it
Briefly describe the organisation you work for
Global financial services organisation
What do you do?
I lead the Strategic Ventures team at UBS Investment Bank
Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?
Interested in Financial Markets, Macroeconomics, Geopolitical issues and wanted to work alongside bright, motivated people and earn a good salary
Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?
Describe your most memorable day at work
Many memorable moments...usually when global events impact global markets, and this reverberates through the Investment Bank
Are there any challenges associated with your job?
Delivering complex mandates at a global organisation is pretty much always technologically and politically challenging
What’s your work environment and culture like?
Collaborative, relatively high-pressure, accountable, enjoyable
What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?
Several sports, College JCR, Athletics' Union Exec. Committee
What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?
Contact, and where possible meet, as many people as you can. Interview as much as you can - the more you interview, the better you get at it. Have meaningful, well-researched and defensible opinions that are relevant to your target business sector
What topics from students are you happy to answer questions on?
Investment Banking, Financial Markets, career guidance
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