Global Markets – Sales

“I studied Economics and Management at the University of Oxford. After securing a summer placement at BNP Paribas, I spent a rotation at the desk I’ve ended up working on and was offered a place there on their graduate scheme in August 2017.

My role in High Yield Credit Sales is very client-facing and sociable. We’re one of the biggest corporate bond issuers on high yield in Europe so I’m out seeing clients 2-3 days a week. All my senior sales colleagues are so inclusive – on my second day they took me to drinks with one of their biggest clients. I didn’t have much to contribute, but I’ve had exposure and responsibility from the start.

‘Global Markets’ isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of finance. But everything that happens in the market place affects what I do e.g. the prices of sugar are affecting the credits that we trade. This is an incredibly interesting and dynamic place to be.”

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