What is a Career in Capital Market Assumptions like? In Conversation with a Capital Market Assumptions Professional

On the show today we meet Edoardo! Edoardo works as a Capital Market Assumptions professional in the investment management/asset management industry in the UK. 

Edoardo kindly shares with us: 

  • Common misconceptions of the capital market assumptions role 
  • An overview of the financial services industry (including buy side versus sell side)  
  • The purpose of the capital market assumptions role 
  • What a capital market assumptions professional does on an average day  
  • Specialist statistical analysis software tools:
    • MATLAB
    • Python
  • Most enjoyable parts of the role 
  • Challenging parts of the role 
  • Proudest moments in the role 
  • How Edoardo became a capital market assumptions professional from aspiring police officer 
  • Highs of the career journey  
  • Challenges of the career journey  
  • Importance of role models and mentors  
  • Helpful education, training and skills for aspiring capital market assumptions professionals 
  • The future of the capital market assumptions profession 
  • Advice and resources for people who are keen to find out more about a career in capital market assumptions and/or investment management/asset management 
  • Advice for his younger self and you!  

We also talk about: 

  • Misconceptions of the finance industry and the knowledge and access gaps 
  • The benefits of moving to a new country and getting to know different cultures 
  • The value of keeping in touch with ex-employers, colleagues and friends 
  • Balancing technical and softer skills and the importance of communication skills in all spheres 
  • Finding the positives/lessons from challenges, things that don’t work out, failures etc 

So if you’re curious and wondering what a capital market assumptions professional does or how to become a capital market assumptions professional, listen, watch and enjoy! 

PS – If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!