Career Forum Oct 2016: Bloomberg is looking for talented graduates with the potential to excel in this new age of information
Real-time financial data, news and analytics can be great assets for organisations looking to stay on top of fast-moving events in the business world, so for Bloomberg – which provides such information to around 325,000 subscribers globally – finding talent with the right mix of skills to handle this information is vital.
At the Career Forum, Bloomberg will provide details on two different career paths graduates can take within the company: financial products – analytics and sales, and global data – market data analyst.
Those employed under financial products – analytics and sales solve client queries regarding the Bloomberg Professional service – the technology platform that provides all the company’s real-time information – via its online help desk.
“In this role, employees work across asset classes, dive deep into Asia’s financial markets and gain exposure to a diverse range of clients, from hedge funds to large corporates,” says Vandna Ramchandani, head of recruiting for Asia-Pacific at Bloomberg.
The position also involves selling and supporting the solutions Bloomberg provides to the financial community. “As such, employees in this role need to be articulate, knowledgeable and brilliant at building relationships within a short period of time,” Ramchandani says.
Market data analysts for the global data business produce financial content, algorithms, research notes and analyses for the Bloomberg Professional service. Data analysts are also required to build strong relationships with key market players in the financial industry.
Ramchandani says that the constantly evolving worlds of high finance and technology mean Bloomberg offers a dynamic work environment. “New technologies are impacting the financial information industry and today’s financial professionals are consuming data and news differently, and also seeking more financial information from Asia,” she says.
“Market volatility is driving the need for sophisticated analytics and real-time data to make informed investment decisions. It’s an exciting industry to be in and as Hong Kong develops itself as a fintech hub, we’ll find more graduates going into these types of roles.”
Asia continues to be one of the strongest growth regions for Bloomberg, and it has been expanding aggressively to meet client demands.
“As the region becomes even more interconnected with global financial markets, we’re investing in the localisation of our financial products and solutions to cater to local market conventions,” Ramchandani says. “We’re enhancing our coverage of fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities, and focusing on technology to enhance our financial product offering. All this requires the brightest minds.”
Bloomberg is a relatively flat organisation, meaning people can pursue careers across departments, specialties, geographies and business areas. “We encourage employees to take ownership of their careers, and we also understand that top talent is looking at more than just their role and compensation.”