Meet Philip

Meet Philip

  • Studied at University of Liverpool
  • Joined in September 2016
  • Now on second rotation in Information Services

“I developed an interest in the financial world throughout sixth form and university. I was fascinated by the extent to which the markets influence the economy and consequently have an impact on people’s lives. LSEG was a name that came up regularly during lectures, and it became clear that the Group’s activities touched on many different areas of financial services.

“My first rotation was in the Collateral and Liquidity Management team within LCH, which is a key part of LSEG’s Post Trade operations. The team works to support the trading arm of the LSEG business, which is responsible for a multi-billion cash portfolio that must be managed and updated daily.  

“I was placed in an analytical role, which saw me taking responsibility for monitoring the performance of the portfolio and helping to shape the strategy behind this. My work involved evaluating developments within the economy and financial markets – the US election took place during my rotation, so I had an input into helping my team find the best way to trade during this period of high market volatility. The work I was doing was much more practical than anything I’d encountered at university and required a much deeper level of technical understanding.

“For my second rotation, I’ve moved to FTSE Russell, a company within LSEG’s Information Services division. I’m working with the Asset Owners team; it’s a definite change of pace as we are a client-facing team and are interacting constantly with companies outside of the Group. I’ve been tasked with helping to integrate new features into the team’s product mix – I’ll learn everything there is to know about a particular product, and then brief the rest of the team so they can relay this information to our clients.

“I’m only a few weeks into my second rotation, so I don’t yet know exactly where I’d like to work after the graduate programme. For now, I want to continue developing my skills, particularly around financial modelling, which would be a whole new discipline for me. By the end of my training, I should be in a strong position to make long-term decisions about where my career lies.”