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Read Jessica's story
I wanted to join HSBC because I was looking for an international experience. I had the opportunity to work at a traditional American bank or HSBC. I really did want to be a part of the HSBC global platform because the people were unbelievably impressive and cultural, the transactions were cross-border so you would be dealing with various countries versus your plain vanilla domestic transactions, and the world is coming together and I wanted to be a part of that.
Five years from now I'm not quite sure where the investment banking industry is going to be. But if I had a best guess, I would say that the current emerging markets will be that much more relevant, the deal sizes will be that much larger and their strategies will be that much more important to the international landscape.
HSBC is the future of banking because we already have the relationships; we already have the expertise on the local geographies – and what we need to do and what we are doing is building upon that.
I am currently involved in a great project. It involves a Brazilian local company which is interested in a piece of a multinational company, so it's really interesting because you're getting a Latin American flavour as well as your traditional domestic deal. So throughout this transaction we were working with various offices in various regions, facilitating it – this is just a great example of the true global presence that HSBC has and the relationships that we have across continents.
The highlight of my HSBC experience has been being able to go to London for the training programme and meeting people from all over the world, whether they're from France, South Africa, the UK itself. It's given me a great opportunity to build my own network and I still speak to those people today.
New York City is a cultural centre. I love living here. It's always a unique experience. Every weekend is a different adventure. For example, last weekend I took a ferry to an island off the city and saw a polo match. Other weekends I go to fun restaurants or go to a show. There's always something to do.