Diving into the Sales and Trading Division

Tiffany Soerianto

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Why did you choose to join Amplify Trading’s program?

I decided to join Amplify Trading’s program because I’m interested in Sales and Trading and figure out that Amplify Trading will be great for my CV and allow me to experience a bit of what the trading floor is like, given the fact that my instructor is Xiao and he has the experience in Morgan Stanley trading floor before.

We understand you have just completed an internship from BAML, can you tell me more about what you do?

Yes, I just completed an internship from Bank of America and I did get a full-time offer from the Sales and Trading role. I had 6 weeks of internship, which 3 weeks for training and 2 weeks for the actual project making, and 1 week for the final presentation.

So in my project, I was being rotated with G10 FX trading as well as the securities lending division. In G10 FX trading, essentially, I had to use Excel as well as VBA to create a tool in which the user can look out at the information of the correlation, the implied correlation, as well as the realized correlation of any two FX currency pairs, and it’s linked to Bloomberg, etc. I would recommend any one of you to learn VBA and Python. If you’re interested in the trading floor.

On the other hand, in securities lending, I get to know all the different laws that governed the securities lending laws in various markets in Asia, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, etc. That’s what I did.

And finally, I presented to a panel and an audience of hundreds of people, which comprises of senior leaders, etc. And that is during my virtual internship.

How did the Amplify Trading experience help in your career development & landing your current role?

I think one was in regard to the interview, I think the interviewer was interested in my experience at my Amplifier Training experience. It kind of shows that I was at least knowledgeable about several financial products. I suppose that having (the experience at) Amplify Trading in my CV shows that I am interested in Sales and Trading and not other division like Asset Management or Investment Banking.

How likely are you to recommend the course to a friend?

I would highly highly recommend like five out of five because it really helped me a lot in the interview process, help me a lot to get to know what the actual role is, and I feel that Xiao is such a great instructor.

What was the biggest highlight of the course for you?

I think the first and biggest highlight is definitely the trading simulation platform, where students can learn to be on the sale-side as well as the buy-side, and create paper trading. The second highlight of the course is that Xiao gave us a lot of interview tips and he interviewed us in front of the class, and we also need to do a simulated final presentation.

And the fact that during the entire course, we have to wear formal clothing, which really ‘amplifies’ the experience. To sum up, the course is very professional and fun, you can learn a lot and it helps you with your CV, that’s the highlight of the course.

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