A career in financial markets

Challenging career opportunities are on offer with financial intermediaries around the world, such as commercial banks, investment banks, brokers, securities companies and fund managers.

These financial intermediaries service a range of industries and individuals and provide:

  • Advice on corporate strategy and finance such as mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital raisings, asset disposals, corporate restructurings and privatisations;
  • Market trading in shares, bonds, foreign exchange, commodities and derivatives;
  • Wealth management services such as funds management, custodial services and private banking; and
  • Institutional banking services such as corporate lending and transaction banking.

Skills and education

A career in financial markets is fast-paced, dynamic, challenging and intellectually stimulating. To be successful you will need:

  • Excellent academic performance in a Commerce, Law, Economics or Finance-related degree;
  • A high degree of confidence and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills;
  • The ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Highly developed teamwork and social skills; and
  • To be motivated, flexible and possess initiative.

If you fit the bill, the rewards of a career in financial markets are extensive. When you perform at a high level you can expect rewarding remuneration, ongoing professional development and global career opportunities.