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The Guide to Find a Job in the Financial Sector

The Guide to Find a Job in the Financial Sector

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Published by: Caroline Baillez on Sep 30, 2011
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2012Edition
The graduate guide to fndingwork in the fnancial sector 
Careers in
Financial Markets
 
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CRÉDIT AGRICOLE CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANK
Crédit Agricole CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking armof the Crédit Agricole Group.
Crédit Agricole CIB was the first French bank to adhere to the Equator Principles in 2003, whichhave since become the standard for responsible project finance. Since 1997, the Bank has beenstrongly committed to financing renewable energy and is a leading player in the sector. For the Bank,being responsible means providing our clients with products and services that contribute tomeeting social objectives.When it comes to Corporate Social Responsibility, there is no better partner for clients thanCrédit Agricole CIB.
 
WELCOME
W
elcome to the 2012 edition of
Careers in Financial Markets
,from eFinancialCareers.com. By picking up this guide, you’ve
taken the rst step towards gaining an edge as you strive fora career in nancial services – and you’ll denitely need one.
Investment banking is one of the most competitive industries youcould choose to enter. Last year, for every vacancy at investment
banks or fund managers, there were more than 230 applications, whilenancial services companies received more than 70 for every open job,
according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters.
We hope that this guide, now into its 11
th
edition, will help get you
started.
Careers in Financial Markets
is a global publication and it offers
tips on how to make it through the application process in Europe,Middle East and Africa (EMEA), North America and Asia-Pacic.In the rst part we cover application forms, CVs, interviews and
assessment centres, including exclusive insights from banks’ graduate
resourcing teams and recruitment experts in the nancial industry.Then we look at the job roles in investment banking, from front-ofcepositions to operational functions. We then move on to careers elsewherein nancial services, including hedge funds, privateequity, accounting and IT in nance.
 All the articles feature contributions fromindustry insiders, and use the US dollar(denoted simply as $) as the default
currency for pay and revenue gures.
This guide is designed to be used in
conjunction with the Student tab oneFinancialCareers.com. The websitefeatures news and regularly updatedadvice on how to stay ahead
of the competition.
Careers in
Financial Markets
GETTING IN
A GLOBAL INDUSTRY
2
A LOCAL START
4
GLOBAL RECRUITMENTTIMELINES
6
CVS, COVER LETTERS & APPS
10
THE S.T.A.R.INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE
11
FRONT-OFFICE INTERVIEWS
12
GRADUATE RECRUITER Q&A
16
TESTING, TESTING
20
THE FAMOUS FIVE
22
DIVERSITY CHALLENGE
23
INVESTMENT BANKING
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
24
CAPITAL MARKETS
28
SALES, TRADING & RESEARCH
32
ELECTRONIC TRADING
36
COMPLIANCE &RISK MANAGEMENT
38
OPERATIONS
42
FINANCIAL SERVICES
FUND MANAGEMENT &INVESTMENT CONSULTING
44
ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
48
GLOBAL CUSTODY
50
WEALTH MANAGEMENT
52
INTERDEALER BROKING
56
CORPORATE BANKING
58
DATA PROVIDERS& RATING AGENCIES
62
IT IN FINANCE
64
INSURANCE
68
ACCOUNTING
70
EMPLOYERS
COMPANY PROFILES
72
Careers in Financial Markets 2012
is published by eFinancialCareers Ltd –
www.efnancialcareers.comProject Manager:
Janice Chalmers
Designer:
Valerio Italiano
Editor, eFinancialCareers.com:
Sarah Butcher
Editor,
Careers in Financial Markets 
:
Paul Clarke
Contributors:
 AP – Simon Mortlock, Shree Ann Mathavan; EMEA – Nicole Degli Innocenti;US – Fred Yager, Scott Krady, Myra Thomas, Janet Aschkenasy
Sub-editors:
Sue Balding, Annabella Gabb
©2011 eFinancialCareers Ltd
No part of this publication may be reproduced without permission.
 
Paul Clarke
Editor,
Careers in Financial Markets

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