Pros: very analytical, high precision to detail, friendly team spirit
Cons: uncertainity in work loads as a consequence of market bahaviour, certain level of stress due to accuracy levels expected
A typical day at work
The day comprises of intraday snapshots for the valuation of european, asian and far eastern financial instruments held by local clients. Once all asset prices have been validated using Bloomberg, Reuters & Telekurs, they are are submitted to the Fund Accounting team for fund valuation. Several other duties were allocated amongst – more... the team to include such things as stale price reporting, third parties, etc.
What you learnt
I learnt to adhere to tight deadlines, prioritising/organising workloads, work efficiently within a team, paying greater attention to detail, maximise accuracy, developed stronger analytical skills.
The management was very friendly, understanding, motivating. We received praised for meeting our yearly targets as a team.
I worked amongst a very friendly and supportive team. The culture was such that we always helped each other out which always helped ensure accuracy and efficiency and hence assist in meeting targets.
The hardest part of the job
100% accuracy was expected which was occasionally stressful given the stringent deadlines we needed to adhere to. Market analysis of asset performance can also be difficult given the uncertain economic conditions brought by the recession.
The most enjoyable part of the job
Due to the tight deadlines and the activities in between, the day was made quite complete and fulfilling, – less