Name: Stuart Hutchinson
Degree and university: Economics, Aberystwyth
Company worked for: Cambridge Associates
Job title: Consultant
What do you actually do?
I analyse and produce investment reports for large institutional
What skills do you need to do your job?
Analytical skills – an understanding of markets and investments, an understanding of private equity, as well as stocks and bonds. Very analytical and market based.
How did you know you wanted a career in finance?
An end of university. I always had a passion in economics and markets. Lead to investment management and finance.
Would you undertake further training to further your career?
I would undertake further training with Amplify Trading and the CFA, chartered financial analyst qualifications.
What are the high and low points of your job?
High”s: working online casino with such sophisticated institutional investors, lots of private equity, very prestigious and the travel, going to Washington DC. Lows: There aren”t any yet.
What advice would you give graduates who want a career in finance?
- Get as much hand on experience as possible
- Read industry trade magazines
- Books on the industry
- Immerse themselves in the industry
- Get into it at an early stage
- Get internship
- Found them through a financial careers web site.