Saturday, February 2, 2008

Successful Young Female Investment Banker - II

Many believe that the world of investment banking is dominated by men. Quite true to some extent, at least 80% of the population in my company’s database is men. However there are young female investment bankers who are doing exceptionally well. Today, I want to introduce Julie Chakraverty, who became a global head in about ten years of her investment banking career at UBS, along with many other achievements.

Julie Chakraverty joined UBS's fixed income research division in 1995. There she created her CreditDelta product, an award-winning portfolio management tool which calculates risk and return structures, widely used by fund managers.

Julie Chakraverty - Bio
1972 – born
1992 – Cambridge graduated, first in economics
1992 – JPMorgan, Derivatives Marketer, after completing a graduate training program
1995 – UBS - Fixed Income Research
2006 – UBS – Fixed Income Division - Managing Director, Global Head of Analytics & Connectivity and Client Coverage (the youngest managing director at UBS)
2006 – UBS – Board Member (the youngest board member)2006 – Management Today - '35 Women Under 35'

2007 – Financial News Rising Star
2007 – Runner Up (Financial Services) - Inaugural Women in the City

Julie Chakraverty’s Advice to Career Women
Well aware the City is often accused of gender-bias, Ms Chakraverty said she viewed UBS as a meritocracy. "My success here proves it's business challenges, not gender challenges, that matter." She offers three pieces of advice to ambitious career women: be your own role model, decide what differentiates you and maximise it, and "keep evolving".
Source: Telegraph

More about Julie Chakraverty

Thoughts from Anna Maria D’Souza
If you were a young female graduate who wants to kick off an investment banking career, will you consider UBS one of your top employers?

Are you set for an investment banking interview?
Make sure to get ready your Secret Career Document in advance.

Invetment Banking Career


Dieu said...

Dear Ms. D'Souza,

I know this is a not an appropriate place to send this comment but I have not been able to find any other option. After reading your blog, I am impressed about your knowledge as well as your mission to help young people advance in the field. I am one of the college undergrads who are interested in developing a career in Finance and Invesment Banking. Would you like to take a look at my resume and give me some advices? If so, can I please have a way to send you my resume?

Sorry for this comment and please delete it as will.



Anna Maria D'Souza said...

Your resume critique is done. Please check your mail.

yu tai said...

Dear Anna:

I am having the same trouble finding your email address in the blog.

I followed your guideline and made some changes to my cover letter and resume. It would be greatly appreciated if you could take a look at them as I am planning to relocate to HK in March.

Thanks for your posts and I admire your passion in helping us to explore and prepare our careers for the i-bank industry.



Moorthy said...

Dear Ms D'Souza,

I have followed the guidelines on your blog and edited my resume accordingly. I'm looking at a career switch from Engineering to Finance and have taken some steps to help make the transition.

It would be a great help if you could look through my resume and let me know which areas of it could be improved. I could not locate your e-mail address on the blog, so if you are agreeable, please let me know which address I should send my resume to.

Lastly, thank you so much for all the information and advice you have posted. It's been extremely helpful.

Best Regards,

p.s: My apologies for the unrelated post.

pearliciousness said...

Hello Anna,

I have followed the guidelines on your blog and edited my resume accordingly.I would really like you to critique it.
I had the same trouble finding your email address in the blog.
Lastly,Thank you for putting this blog up. It has great information.



Pier ISW-089 said...

Dear Anna,

as the others, I've reviewd and edited my cv according to your guidelines. I've 2y of professional experience and a MSc in Business Admin.
I would kindly ask you for your critique (see my email attached).

Kind Regards,