John is a member of the incoming 2013 analyst class at Deutsche Bank. He began writing his story with the firm back in summer 2011, when he was an intern in private wealth management. He became a summer analyst last year and received a full-time offer for after graduation.
Not long after finishing at Fordham, John will go to London for training, probably for four to eight weeks. Then he’ll return to Deutsche Bank’s 345 Park Avenue office in New York, where he’ll complete rotations in three groups within asset/wealth management: capital markets, investment advisory and structured lending.
An applied accounting and finance major, John expects to apply lessons learned at the Gabelli School and in his previous work at Deutsche Bank. Professor Kevin Mirabile’s course on hedge funds may prove to be among the most useful, he said.
“Investor appetite for alternative investments is growing rapidly, fueled by a demand for yield in such a low interest rate environment,” John explained. “Learning how many of these alternative investments work and being able to speak knowledgeably about them is becoming a must for those going into the finance industry.”
Having worked for Deutsche Bank before, John has the luxury of knowing that the firm is a place where he can stretch himself professionally and thrive.
“Both my peers and superiors pushed me to be at my best on a daily basis,” he recalled of his most recent internship. “The most important skills I worked on were my communication skills and my ability to work under pressure. Being able to communicate efficiently and intelligently to your superiors and clients is one of the most important skills to have. Being able to prioritize and work under pressure is imperative, due to the everyday demands of the industry.”
With his Gabelli School education complete, we have no doubt that John will rise to meet all of those demands. Enjoy the rest of your senior spring semester, and congratulations!