Fairytale of New York – Harry Cranfield
It was Christmas Eve babe… Actually no, quite the opposite, it was thirty-three degrees in the peak of summer when I stepped off the plane and hopped in a taxi to the New York office for my first business trip – I certainly did not expect this level of exposure and responsibility just eighteen months into the role.
I work as a quantitative analyst in the London office; my job involves assisting traders with the pricing and risk management of interest rate derivative products. With a mathematics degree in hand I rolled straight out of university and onto the desk. My initial lack of financial knowledge was not an issue in a company that seeks potential and willingness to learn in its graduates.
Two years ago I didn’t know what an interest rate swap was. Now I’ve had the chance to visit the Big Apple, develop my knowledge and work as a part of an international team. Opportunities like these don’t grow on trees, but if you have the right attitude, work hard and perform well then this company will ensure that you go far.