I’ve always possessed a keen interest in financial markets and the trading of financial contracts in particular. With this in mind, I decided to pursue a dedicated Masters degree in Finance after completing my undergraduate degree. At this point I began the research into future potential employers who could offer me a comprehensive exposure to the financial markets in a front office trading environment. SIG stood out as the outstanding choice.

What immediately appealed to me about SIG was the opportunity and exposure that the Operations Analyst (OA) Programme allows its participants. The chance to gain all-around knowledge of SIG’s business and the Finance arena through the completion of several rotations within Operations was intriguing and a truly unique opportunity. Knowledge gained throughout the rotations was supplemented by dedicated classroom sessions, providing a truly thorough understanding and knowledge base. Desk specific projects provided stimulating challenges, allowing me to greatly enhance my technical skills and provide value to each desk.

I have recently completed the OA programme and was assigned to the Operations Risk desk within SIG. My tasks include analysis of exchange and prime broker margin and analysis of different trading risks that face the business, while working on desk projects.

There is a collaborative environment within SIG where you are encouraged to challenge the norm and think outside of the box to have an impact on the business immediately. There is a keen interest taken in your personal development which is supported by training and education. If you are of an analytical mindset, enjoy problem-solving and possess a keen interest in the financial markets, then SIG truly is the place to be.