Please introduce yourself, Jarno
Hi, I’m Jarno Tiainen. I work as Head of Derivatives Sales at Nordea Markets in Finland, and I’m also responsible for many of the FFP interviews in the recruitment process. I hold a Master’s degree in Finance and have worked at Nordea Markets for the past 12 years. Since joining Markets 12 years ago, I have been working with derivatives and hedging solutions, and during the past 7 years the focus has been on helping my team to succeed and on building Nordea’s hedging business line bigger with creating relevant value-adding solutions for our clients.
Are you a former FFP intern?
I’m actually not officially a former FFP but I would probably not be here without the FFP programme. A couple of my very good friends joined Markets as FFPs about a year before me, and for some reason, they encouraged me to apply to an open position in Markets. They even recommended me to the ones responsible for the hiring process at that time, and might have told them good things about me 😊. So, I applied and I got the job – and I have a lot to thank my friends for.
What type of work does a FFP typically do?
Our FFPs will get a lot of responsibility very early on, and for this reason the learning curve for the new talents is very steep. Naturally, the main role is to help and support colleagues in the team but our new FFP team members will very quickly start handling the same daily work as the colleagues, who are more senior and experienced.