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Summary

Highly analytical individual with skills in Finance, Maths and Programming. Prior experience in Fixed Income, derivatives, portfolio management and trading.

Work History

2014Present

(Fixed Income) Analyst, Liquid Alternatives

Standard Life Investments, Edinburgh
Jul 2013Nov 2014

Rates Analyst

Ignis Asset Management, Glasgow
Jul 2012Aug 2012

Rates Team Internship

Ignis Asset Management, Glasgow
Jul 2011Sep 2011

Information Risk Management Analyst

Bank of New York Mellon, London

Education

20122013

MSc. Finance (Finance and Investment) with Merit

University of Durham, UK

Dissertation: “Term Structure Models: The effect of Macroeconomic Surprise on the Yield Curve”

20082012

BSc. Mathematics with First-class honours

University of Bath, UK

Final year project: “Parasitoids: Why is it that insects frequently suffer from parasitoids, but mammals are generally spared?” An evolutionary analysis through computer simulation of mathematical models.

University of Bath Fencing 1st Team, Fencing Club Treasurer and University Colour Sports Award for fencing

2010

Exchange Programme in Mathematics

University of Canterbury, New Zealand
2008

4 A-Levels (AAAC) and 2 AS Levels (AB)


A-Levels

Further Mathematics (A), Mathematics (A), Physics (A) and Chemistry (C)

AS-LevelsA’s in the above, Economics (A) and Critical Thinking (B)
GCSEs10 A* to B grades including Mathematics (A*), Science (A*/A*), English (A/B)

Other Achievements and Certificates

2014

“Interest Rate Derivatives Intensive [course]” with London Financial Studies
This was a 4 day course covering Curve Building, Futures, FRAs, Swaps (interest rate, inflation, asset swaps, cross currency) and Optionality (Caps, Floors, collars, Swaptions, Greeks, SABR).

2013

Finalist, Global Valuation Olympiad. Created and presented an investment memo and pitch book on a hypothetical acquisition of a FTSE-250 company.

2013

Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT), top 1%

2008 Prize for A-Level Further Mathematics
2006

UK intermediate Mathematical Challenge Silver (2006) & Bronze (2005) Certificate