Jie Luan

Country: China
Sector: Investment/Portfolio management
Job title: Associate
Subject of study: Finance and Investment
Year of graduation: 2017
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Shanghai Stock Exchange

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I was in a double master degree program by Exeter and Fudan University. I finished my last year in Fudan after leaving Exeter. Then I chose to work in Shanghai Stock Exchange. Currently I am responsible for international affairs.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

As we all know, stock exchange is a fundamental infrastructure for the whole market. And I believe it is quite helpful to start a career in this place. Furthermore, I have got an opportunity for more than one year working experience at CSRC, the regulator of Chinese financial market. My work provides me with a large platform on which I can get to know all the essential parts of the industry.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

I was a member of several societies including Business & Finance Society, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Society and Table Tennis Club.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The program setting was quite useful for passing CFA exam. I studied for 12 courses within one year and graduated with the highest grade and distinction in my program, winning Brown, Shipley and Co. Ltd Prize.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

First of all, I would say the environment. The campus is the one of the most beautiful places in UK. And people here were all kind. I have got a lot of help from my professor, tutor and classmates.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I was admitted as a student for the double master degree program which brought me to Exeter. And I have always been quite looking forward to studying in UK. I am a fan for Harry Potter, and the fact that J.K. Rowling is Exeter alumnus made this decision even easier.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

I believe the economic sense and the way it shapes our thinking are the most useful. Meanwhile, the basic financial knowledge and analytical skills are also important.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Prepare earlier than you think.

What are your plans for the future?

I want to gain more experience in my area and promote myself to a higher level.


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