Background: I am Master’s student at Turku University School of Economics (Pori Unit) with a major in Accounting and Finance. I am currently finalizing my Master’s Thesis.
At Nordea, I have been working as an Assistant Sales Manager in the Derivatives Coverage team for the past two months. My journey at Nordea started very flexibly, as I worked three days a week and focused on my studies the remaining two days of the week for the first month. In May it was time to set full power and accelerate towards an intense and educational summer filled with derivatives and a million new things.
In my Derivatives team, we focus on hedging our customers’ interest rate risks and on providing customized solutions to the clients. I work mostly with swaps and swaptions, but currently, tailored collars linked to loans, fill most of my days. I deliver pricing calculations and offers to internal stakeholders, and while awaiting to get my dealing rights, I can shadow external stakeholder meetings.
The days of learning and doing tests during the studies at the University, has not ended. Here at Nordea, I have to pass an internal dealing test, and APV1 General Securities qualification test. Gathering the big picture of the world of interest rates and derivatives is a long process, and therefore there’s a lot to learn every day. And that’s one of the many great things about working here.