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Advice on entering the financial industry



I am a penultimate year student majoring in Economics at LSE who would like to work in private banking in the future.

Having carried out some internship hunting, I realised there weren't many private banks in HK offering internships for undergrads. Therefore, instead, I applied for programmes in investment banking and the competition was indeed fierce. According to past banking interns, I am at a less advantaged, if not disadvantaged, position as I do not have any previous banking related working experience.

So I was wondering if there would be any way to enhance my CV and to increase my chance of entering the industry? (I heard taking the CFA would be a good option.)

And is getting into investment bank first a possible way to enter private banking?

Thanks in advance!