4 week internship part of the ‘Steps to Success’ Scholarship programme. Received basic training on excel, financial instruments and soft skills. Rotated between Investment Banking Capital Markets & Advisory, Sales & Trading and Sustainability, Research & Investment Solutions (SRI). Improved my understanding of the various desks within each division. Heard from speakers ranging in levels of seniority, including Credit Suisse CFO, <span>[This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyPlacement Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions]</span> Amplify Trading IPO, Asset Management and Sales Trading simulations. Worked with a team for an M&A pitch and a presentation on Sustainable Investing. • Work shadowing and the opportunity to network with a wide range of individuals.
Learning about what the desk I'm currently sitting at is doing. Where possible, completing tasks to help out the desk. Eg, when I was on the portfolio trading desk, I created a portfolio of bonds using a given specification, which was used in a structured product.
The day was structured and packed with many different activities and talks which were mostly online with a few days in person due to COVID. We were given many networking opportunities and allowing us to set up our own meetings to learn more about different roles of the banks and an insight into the firms structure. We worked towards an end of intern presentation.
I interned at the equities trading desk where they ultimately bring in clients for business, research and commit trades on their behalf or provide a platform for them to do so themselves. I was personally tasked with a few objectives: one being a weekly trade idea, another being a daily market wrap write-up. I also created multiple excel sheets that streamline data from bloomberg to produce a block of text to send to clients which was used by someone in the team successfully
Involved in contributing to pitches, modelling, valuations and benchmarking for several global transactions. Opportunity to attend client meetings as well as organize meetings with several team members to learn more about everyone on the team. Regular training sessions to educate on technical aspect and to ensure confidence in all technical ability.
I was interning within the Private Fund Group which provides services to Privates funds (Private debt funds, Real Estate funds, Private Equity funds, etc). My role was to assist the team on all the tasks, from drafting materials to looking for data related to different clients.
My role on a day-to-day basis involved working on one or more of the following: - Analyzing detailed corporate and financial information. - Creating statistical exhibits that analyze comparative financial performance. - Building models to illustrate projected financial results and value to companies. - Developing marketing memoranda and delivering sections of research presentations. - Participating in the execution of financings and M&A transactions. - Acting as the liaison for the team and other parts of the Firm.
My role as Summer Associate involves leveraging my prior financial industry and private equity experience to quickly learn how to take care of the day-to-day internal quarterbacking role of being an full-time Associate on Credit Suisse's FSG team. The role has allowed me to excel first in contributing to and then in leading certain FSG workstreams (whether pertaining to memo preparation, modelling, etc.), and later managing full internal processes with senior team guidance.
The job involves actively working alongside members of the team on projects, such as pitches and materials to be used in client meetings. Interns are also able to attend training sessions to get a deeper understanding of their team-specific industry, which are led by senior members. Towards the end of the internship intern work on an individual technical exercise to put in practice skills learnt during the program.