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What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £31,000 - £33,000
Current salary: £33,000 - £35,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
You don't have to be from a financial background, to the contrary a varied academic background adds more character to your application which doesn't go unnoticed.
That being said, familiarise yourself with at least a basic understanding of finance and the investing world (stock markets, stocks, bonds, commodities, FX, very basic economic awareness) and brush up on recent financial news. Make sure you embrace any opportunities to show personality as it's a crucial part of the job, don't be shy.
Do you have any interview tips?
Questions I can remember:
"Given £X,000, how would you invest it?" - establish a picture of the financial markets at the time of your interview and formulate a logical (can be very basic) investing strategy with this in mind, i.e. after Brexit - invest in currency forwards that favour a declining pound and rising USD perhaps?
"What's your biggest weakness?"
"Favourite university subjects and why?"
In general at final interview stage they already like you, don't give them any reasons to change their mind and offer well thought out, competent answers.
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