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Read Ellis' story
HSBC gives me the opportunity as a graduate analyst to rotate around a variety of different desks, and I'm really looking forward to experiencing very different roles across the bank. Some with an emerging markets focus, taking advantage of HSBC's footprint, some taking advantage of working with the US or various other places. I think HSBC's size makes that a very exciting prospect.
I was really drawn to the fact that HSBC was very strong in the division I was interested in - Debt Capital Markets. It's one of the strongest Debt Capital Markets teams in the world so I saw no better place to start my career than at HSBC. Also, from having the experience of an internship at the bank I was able to see first-hand the culture and what HSBC is like to work for. I really enjoyed my internship, I felt very challenged and the team was very supportive and made me feel like a valued member. That cemented my view to come back to HSBC, and motivated me to stay at HSBC.
London is a great place to live and work because, first of all, it's one of the foremost financial centres in the world. It's forward-looking, it's fast-paced, but it still manages to maintain its unique charm and culture, which I really love about this city. There are so many things to do as well.
The highlight of the internship was definitely working on the live deals. It's great to see your team's hard work and your hard work come to fruition. There's a great buzz on the trading floor when the deal is going through. The whole trading floor is working together to make sure the deal is as successful as possible for the client and runs smoothly for the client. It's great to see the whole machine working together effectively.
I think the investment banking industry will look slightly different in the next few years. I think firstly regulation is going to play a much bigger part, especially after the current crisis. Technology is always advancing and changing. And emerging nations are going to carry on developing and take up a much bigger percentage of world GDP. I believe HSBC is perfectly positioned to take advantage of these trends. It has innovative talent and it's always in constant dialogue with regulatory bodies and the Bank's emerging markets focus means it's in a great position.
In my business area of Debt Capital Markets, HSBC's connectivity really helps the division. For example, on my internship I would on a daily basis be ringing traders in France updating bond prices; I'd also be speaking to syndication teams in the US, Australia, other Debt Capital Markets teams in, say, Canada. HSBC's connectivity really helped to make that easy and helped my team deliver a much better and succinct job to clients.
I believe HSBC is the future of banking because with its strong balance sheet and extensive client base due to being one of the biggest banks in the world, it has a very promising future and strong position going forward. Most importantly, because of HSBC's emerging markets focus, as we continue to see the pattern of developing nations developing, it means that HSBC in the future is going to be in a very strong position.