What Is a Career in Sovereign Analysis Like? In Conversation with a Sovereign Analyst

On the show today we meet Biola! Biola works as a Sovereign Analyst in the Asset Management/Investment Management industry in the UK. 

Biola kindly shares with us: 

  • Common misconceptions of the sovereign analyst role 
  • An overview of the asset management/investment management industry 
  • The purpose of the sovereign analyst role 
  • What a sovereign analyst does on an average day 
  • Specialist tools: 
    • Bloomberg 
    • Macrobond 
    • Excel 
    • EViews 
    • Python 
  • Most enjoyable parts of the role 
  • Challenging parts of the role 
  • Proudest moments in the role 
  • How Biola became a sovereign analyst from wanting to be a lawyer as a child 
  • Highs of the career journey  
  • Challenges of the career journey 
  • Proudest moments of the career journey  
  • Importance of role models and mentors  
  • Helpful education, training and skills for aspiring sovereign analysts 
  • The future of the sovereign analysis profession 
  • Advice and resources for people who are keen to find out more about a career in sovereign analysis: 
  • Advice for her younger self and you!

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We also talk about:

  • Finding your passion and knowing when you have found it 
  • Finding a mentor and getting the most out of the mentoring relationship 
  • The value of extra-curricular activities at work for growth, development and raising your profile 
  • The importance of values alignment and happiness in career decision making 
  • Rejection and the importance of courage, tenacity, resilience and self-belief

So if you’re curious and wondering what a sovereign analyst does or how to become a sovereign analyst or you just want to be inspired – listen or watch and enjoy! 

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