Right Place to Set Sail – Morris Pan
As a new analyst at MUFG, I was particularly looking forward to the four week product and financial training. This would provide an essential foundation for my future career at MUFG by providing me with the basic financial and professional knowledge to help me succeed.
Throughout the past four weeks, we had lectures, conversations with MUFG business leaders, trading simulations, a trade idea presentation and many social networking sessions. I especially enjoyed meeting my colleagues that come from offices from around the world because it exposed me to new ideas that I may not have thought of on my own.
The class was a great opportunity to discover answers to some questions that have been puzzling me for months. For some of my classmates who didn’t have a financial background, they were able to learn about the capital markets businesses and become familiar with the products MUFG offers. Ultimately, we all learned how to recognize appropriate applications for new products and demonstrate how to implement complex strategies with clients. The exams on every Monday were crucial to help us digest the material from the previous week.
We also had business speakers come over every day; some from the London office and some from the New York or Asia offices. We had the opportunity to speak with employees from all levels of the organization; from analysts like us right up to CEO’s from all the international offices. We even got to have lunch with the Head of the International Business – how many grads in other organisations can say that they’ve done that?
Meeting these members of the senior management team really enhanced the training program as it gave us the chance to understand the structure of MUFG, business straregy, client base and international collaboration. Besides this, there were networking sessions after work with MUFG employees. I found this very valuable as I could talk to junior and senior colleagues across the support functions and front office. I am sure the relationships with my colleagues and senior executives will be an asset in the future.