- Studied ICT Innovation at University College London
- Joined in September 2016
“I’ve always really enjoyed problem solving, and this guided me towards studying for a technology degree. Technology is all about being innovative and being able to come up with different solutions to problems. My Minor degree at university was in Entrepreneurship and Business Development, so I was also looking to gain experience in a commercial environment after leaving university. It felt like the LSEG graduate programme offered more variety than most of the technology programmes that were presented to me.
“My first graduate rotation was with LSEG’s Capital Markets business, which looks after the trading data generated across the Group’s different trading markets. As a business analyst in the Corporate Data Warehouse team, my role involved liaising between Developers and End Users within the business. The aim was to better understand how the business side of the Group use our technology. We then found ways to enhance this in order to drive improvements in performance.
“For my current role, I’m working as a Product Management Analyst with LSEG’s Technology Product Management team. I’ve been learning about the different processes that go into designing and developing product features, and then helping to market the final product to our customers. Regulation is a crucial part of product management because the market requirements around financial services products necessitate constant improvement. As things change, we need to be able to innovate to ensure that we are providing the products and solutions that our clients really need.
“Being originally from China, I could certainly see myself working in Hong Kong, Shanghai or one of the major Asian financial centres. It’s interesting to see that LSEG is expanding further into these markets. We have the option to work in one of the Group’s overseas offices during one of our rotations, which is something I’d definitely consider. I think it’s important to try different things at the start of your career and to make the most of the opportunities that present themselves.”