A day in the life of a Corporate Analyst for HSBC’s Mid-Market Enterprises

Saajid Patel Saajid Patel graduated from university in 2014 before joining the Executive Trainee Graduate Scheme with HSBC.

Based in Croydon and aged 25, Saajid now works as a Corporate Analyst while studying part-time towards his MSc Banking Practice & Management qualification at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, where he’s also a Student Representative on the Board of Governors.

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A day in the life of a compliance officer at a boutique investment firm

Damion SmithCompliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Damion Smith, never went to university. Instead, he started his finance career straight from school 29 years ago, and has worked his way up through the ranks – working in sectors as varied as Funds, Banking, Insurance and Trust within the Isle of Man and for institutions such as the Bank of Bermuda, Allied Irish Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Today he works for the boutique investment firm Creechurch Capital and lives on the Isle of Man.

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A day in the life of a fintech CEO

Originally from Scotland, Andrew Smith completed his PhD studies in economics before working as a partner in the consulting practices of KPMG, Arthur Andersen and Unisys. In 2008 he joined Corfinancial: a fintech firm offering software and advisory services to banking and finance companies around the world.

Today he spends two thirds of his time in the UK and the rest in the US, growing the business.

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A day in the life of a forex professional

Nandik Barbhaiya is Head of E-commerce at the award-winning forex brokerage, ForexTime (FXTM). Originally from India, Nandik completed his MBA in Marketing and HR from the James Cook University in Singapore and moved to London in 2009. He has over a decade of marketing experience, and has worked across Media, Radio, Retail and Finance. In mid-2016 he joined ForexTime – and hasn’t looked back!

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A day in the life of a Senior Venture Capitalist

Leo Castellanos is an Investment Director and Equity Partner at Saatchinvest – a London-based venture capital fund that invests in technology companies. Aged 39, he lives in Deptford, London, but says he’s originally from: “The other side of the pond, south of the wall, keep going, north of the south… Caracas, Venezuela!”

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