Name: Marisol Hernandez Salazar
Degree and university: MSc. Financial Engineering – Birkbeck College University of London. Current, PhD Student in Economics (Risk Management) – Birkbeck College University of London
Job title: Fund Analyst
What do you actually do?
I work for a Consultancy firm, as a part of the fund’s research team; we do due diligence and hedge funds rating for institutional clients.
What skills do you need to do your job?
To like the job and enjoy it every day, have a positive attitude and open to learn, even from your mistakes.
How did you know you wanted a career in finance?
The experience in finances is a means to an end, I am very interested in ethical and SRI (Socially Responsible Investments). How rewarding it would be if every investment we make will
give you not only a profit, but also it would make a life difference to others?
Would you undertake further training to further your career?
I only take courses that I know they add value to what I want to do in life, that’s why I am so pleased to have taken the Amplify course, it has helped me in my career by giving me work experience in exactly the right environment employers are looking for.
What are the high and low points of your job?
I enjoy and celebrate the high points, if there are more lows than highs it’s because:
- You are doing something wrong
- You are not in the right company
- There is something more to learn and improve
What advice would you give graduates who want a career in finance?
Finance offers a broad range of options. Focus in the area that most interests you, get experience in that area and have a clear goal to where would you like to go, believe in yourself, check for the companies who can offer you valuable experience and learn from the best ones, we need more people who can make the difference.