What attracted me most to the asset management industry is the never ending learning curve. Financial markets are profoundly complex and dynamic and will never leave you restless. Working within the industry will spur your intellectual curiosity and ambition to excel.
As a young professional, the traineeship programme at NN Investment Partners provides you with an opportunity to gain an overview of the financial markets and asset classes before becoming a specialist. It enables you to truly find out what gives you energy on a day-to-day basis. It also allows you to get hands-on buy-side investment experience, which is rather unique, being a young graduate.
I chose to start my career at NN Investment Partners because this is a big organisation with strong capabilities across asset classes. My first impression of the company was a non-hierarchical organisation with great opportunities to tap into the knowledge and experience of many of the senior investment professionals.