Case Studies

Simon Mack - Global Banking & Markets- Trading

Company Name: RBS

Location: London

University: Imperial College London

Degree: Mechanical Engineering

Describe what you do
I work on the trading floor of our Bishopsgate office in London. As well as learning what’s involved in trading, I write and send out information to clients that give them a trader’s perspective on the markets. I cover traders and I often rebuild and improve pricing models which are used to price and hedge big deals.  

What training and development have you received?
Like all graduates I had a period of induction training which gave me the foundation knowledge I needed to hit the ground running in my role. Since starting on the desk, I have had access to a huge range of courses that cover all subject areas. And in December I’ll be starting the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) course, with both the training and exam being funded by RBS.  

What attracted you to RBS?
RBS has a reputation as one of the best trading houses in the world (and the best for many specific product areas). That reputation, coupled with their commitment to investing in graduates and the supportive culture made it the perfect fit for me.      


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