Salespeople manage client relationships by communicating market information and developing investment ideas. Sales requires mastery of a range of financial securities and the ability to synthesize copious amounts of information into trading strategies. These securities may include stocks, bonds, options, commodities, foreign exchange and derivatives. Clients may include portfolio managers at pension funds, insurance companies, hedge funds, banks, money management firms, corporations and consumers.
Sales teams are based on the trading floor, a high energy and high-pressure environment best suited for dynamic extroverts with excellent communication skills, strong quantitative abilities and thick skin. On a day-to-day basis salespeople work closely with traders and research analysts at their firm.
As a sales intern you will help to design strategies to help your clients meet their financial objectives and take advantage of market changes, including highly sophisticated portfolio restructuring and hedging transactions.
- On track for a 2.1 or above
- Minimum 'BBB' at A level (or equivalent in UCAS points)
- No specific degree subject is required
- Broad knowledge of the finance industry is required
- Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
- Salespeople need strong quantitative abilities to synthesise copious amounts of financial information into trading strategies
- Sales roles require strong communication skills, thick skin and a passion for world events and the financial markets