The Insight was structured over 3 days, usually with talks in the morning from very knowledgeable speakers covering different areas of Fidelity International and then an interactive presentation task in the afternoon. There were many opportunities to network over the 3 days and direct questions to experts within each field and senior members of the company.
We were given presentations from the different business areas of: Multi-Asset, Equity Research and Fixed Income. Each day focussed on a different one and then we had to do a group presentation on a case study of each. We networked with business representatives and graduates to hear about their roles. The early careers team did presentation on the roles available and routes into them. There were also talks on company culture and CSR.
Group Presentations on Equity Research, Multi-Asset and Fixed Income. Received feedback on these and it was adequately timed - still lots of pressure but good amount of time to put together a presentation. Lots of networking opportunities and presenations and panels to build a holistic perspective of Fidelity International.
The insight consisted of presentations from the Equity Research, Multi-Asset and Fixed Income team followed by daily case study workshops that required us to do group presentations. The presentations were followed by Q&A from Fidelity employees which also gave us feedback. There were also opportunities to network, as well as presentation from employee networks and sustainability at Fidelity.
The overall spring insight programme spanned 3 days and was held from around 9am to 5pm each day. Every day included a variety of activities, including networking sessions with both other programme participants and representatives of the firm. There were informational sessions to help us understand about ESG, D&I and other initiatives within the firm alongside financial workshops and training. Interactive activities were also set everyday, allowing us to build our skills and understanding.
The insight involved three days of interesting talks from the equity research, multi asset, and fixed income divisions. We were then set a task based on the skillset of each division and had to pitch an investment to a current Fidelity associate. Each day provided opportunities to network with intern peers and current associates, as well as a strong insight into the workings of the firm.
Day to day varied, for the three days received information sessions about the different asset classes and were given opportunities to work with new people everyday in order to build up a presentation under time constraints, but also present. The programme was very insightful in developing my awareness into asset management, but also Fidelity's involvement in regards to ESG, mental health but also career paths.
First day was mostly around Equity Research and a project based on that. Second day was centred around multi-asset investing. Then the third day was about fixed income with a small project on that as well. Throughout the week we had other sessions with CSR teams, well-being teams, graduate panels, affinity groups etc.
Each day we had speakers come in to talk to us as well as having the chance to present and gain feedback on our work. In addition we had a few networking sessions with different people at the firm where we could ask them any sort of question or query, really helping to understand the different roles and clear out any misunderstandings. I learnt a lot about the firm throughout!
This was a 3 day programme, of which Fidelity ran two different week, with around 45 participants each week. The first day focused mainly on giving an introduction to Fidelity International, as well as looking at their Equity Research division. The second day focused more on Multi-Asset investments, while HR also lead a session on Strengths-based applications, and the third day consisted of exploring the Fixed Income division. Each day we also had to present a case study based on each of the business areas we were looking at on that day. Finally, we had two networking sessions throughout the three days, as well as a Graduate Panel, an introduction to Workplace and Personal Financial Health (WPFH), Sustainable investing, CSR, D&I and Mental health in the workplace.