What does it take to get a graduate job at Deutsche Bank? Following on from our profiles of top graduates getting front office jobs at top investment banks, we’ve profiled the new class of 2015 that has been given the thumbs up by UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority. This gives you an idea of the calibre of students being hired by investment banks now.
1. Imirpreet Chohan, corporate banking analyst
Imirpreet is one of the (increasingly large) contingent of students being hired into Deutsche Bank’s Birmingham operation, which is the bank’s second UK hub for CIB and includes both front and back office roles. She interned twice at Deutsche last year, for four months from February to May andf then a second stint as a cash equity trade support analyst during the summer. She has a BA in History and Spanish from the University of Manchester and has spent much of her time at university as a translator/linguist until turning to banking in 2014.
2. Amol Chauhan, investment banking analyst
Amol started earlier this month in Deutsche’s London investment banking division. His most defining feature is that he has a BA in electrical and computer engineering from Harvard and still ended up in investment banking in the UK.
3. Silvia Cuneo, equity research analyst
Silivia joined Deutsche’s equity research team after interning at the bank during the summer and rotating around its banks, metals and mining teams. She is a Bocconi graduate – increasingly the case at a number of large investment banks – and has both a BSc in Economics and Finance and a Master in Finance qualification.
4. Kristof Grysolle, structured finance
Kristof has an MS in Finance from HEC, which is a good indication that he has the technical know-how to work in complex structured finance division, even at a junior level. He interned at Deutshe’s UK operation during last year and this follows a summer placement at KPMG’s advisory functions in Antwerp in 2013.
5. Ning Xie, asset and wealth management
Ning is the only new analyst not to have interned at Deutsche Bank before joining and has signed up to its wealth and asset management division in Birmingham. This does not mean that she hasn’t been working in finance beforehand – she has interned both at Citigroup’s commercial banking business in Tianjin City, China and for Heng An Standard Life in the same city. She has just graduated from the University of Birmingham with an MSc in Finance – a key hunting ground for Deutsche in the city – and has also got through the first two levels of the CFA qualification.