Life in the financial markets may be many things, but sedentary - it's not. In fact, words like "intense," "dynamic" and "exhilarating" would be a more apt description.
With its glamorous reputation, high pay and potential for international travel, this sector exerts a magnetic attraction over PGP - GFM students and aspirants.
Careers in financial services and investment banking are characterized by cut-throat competition and fast paced decision-making. Only the best-prepared, professionally qualified students, who are prepared to handle the pressure and prepared to operate in a cool and calculated manner under tight circumstances are the ones who will make a difference and carve a niche for themselves in this industry.
As the global environment of financial markets becomes more complex, the knowledge demand placed on professionals, operators, brokers, traders, employees of the banking, insurance and other financial institutions in the industry, including compliance professionals - makes it necessary for aspirants to know the products and markets and the mathematics that explain it. As new markets open up internationally, they must understand all of this from a complex global perspective.
Financial markets worldwide are rapidly evolving, making it imperative for professionals, brokers, operators, traders, employees of the banking, insurance and other financial institutions in the industry to stay aligned with these developments. This is one of the major motivational factors behind the inception of the PGP-Global Financial Markets; to help create the best-equipped financial managers in the country.
To pursue a career in the financial markets there are skills and personal characteristics that you should possess in order to be successful. To help you examine if this is the right career path for you we have listed some of the key skills and qualities required, which are as follows:
Appetite for hard work
Analytical ability and statistical aptitude
Ability to work well in a team environment
Good communication skills and self-confidence
Strong attention to detail
Ability to grow and maintain client relationships
Ability to understand complex products
Ability to think on your feet and react quickly to changing market conditions