I am an incoming intern in S&T and I would like to know if there some golden educational materials could be shared with me and possibly other interns who will have a similar role as mine in the future. Nothing too complicated, just the basics as I am only halfway through my bachelors.
This post is for people in S&T who have worked with either derivative products or FX. Even better if you have supervised an intern before! I am going to be working at the trading desk at one of the Big 5 banks in Canada, providing support to two groups: derivative products and FX sales. I want to make a good impression in hopes to be given more exposure than planned.
Here is some information regarding the job:
- What the team does: specializes in structuring customized risk management solutions with a focus on interest rate swaps, equity derivatives, credit default swaps, and FX hedging solutions.
- My role: this position will provide you with hands-on experience with cutting-edge financial products, including, credit, currency and interest rate hedging tools. You will provide critical support to a top-ranked team, which develops creative risk management solution packages for clients, using OTC proprietary derivative products. Responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of hedging proposals for clients, derivative pricing (in a support role) using advanced proprietary pricing models, and financial analysis, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, often under tight time-constraints and competitive pressure.
Any materials that can be shared here for me to look into to get a good understanding of the basics would be really appreciated. Any good questions to ask would be great as well. Basically any tips at all of what you would appreciate in an intern!
Thanks in advance!