Short and long-term aspirations
“I’ve always been quite entrepreneurial - at some point I want to set up my own business. I’d like to launch a quantitative hedge fund using algorithms or systemic strategies to make trading decisions. I’ve gained skills and experience in this area as a researcher in theoretical
nuclear physics and in risk management roles at EY and in banks."
“I’m now at investment firm Natixis. My current role involves pricing derivatives, but I’ve had little opportunity to develop my knowledge of accounting, valuations and analysis, which is fundamental to add real value to my clients. The needs of clients are driven by their balance
sheets, so reading those statements well is essential to me helping them achieve their investment goals."
“That’s why a proper education in finance is so important: to be able to see the big picture. London Business School’s part-time Masters in Finance programme is helping me fill in those blanks, without having to leave my job. Working while I study means that I’m getting a
better understanding of how and why companies make investments based on the algorithms and mathematical models I develop at Natixis."
“Eventually, I will be able to make and recommend investments for my own clients as a result of the learnings from my LBS MiF.”
The brightest minds
“I chose LBS because of its world-class reputation, diverse culture and international network of faculty, alumni and students. The people in my class have such varied industry experiences and unique backgrounds. As professionals and business students, the School community combines some of the brightest minds in the world."
“The Career Centre was also a big draw. It connects students with expert coaches and potential employers while providing job interview training, advice on writing CVs and cover letters and personal development programmes."
“For me, studying while juggling a full-time job and family commitments (I have a young daughter) has been the biggest challenge. I’ve had to be smart about organising my time and planning ahead. It’s been a simple but effective strategy in making it work.”