So here I am—six months into my job on the German Analytics Team in London and already one of the most senior and experienced people in my group. The term “analytics” could mean many things, but in Bloomberg’s case, it describes the department that attends to client queries about the Bloomberg Terminal and provides the knowledge and experience needed to advance to Sales.
My colleagues and I answer around 60,000 client questions daily, ranging from helping clients to use their Instant Bloomberg chats to calculating values on exotic fixed income derivatives. Everyday has its challenges and new problems to solve, which makes the job demanding but also highly rewarding and satisfying.
I’m a native German speaker and I was hired with the clear objective of joining one of the German Analytics Teams in London. I’d studied in London prior to my job offer and enjoyed the fast-paced lifestyle and international exposure, so I was excited to begin my career at Bloomberg there. As I primarily worked with equity products prior to joining Bloomberg, I wanted to join the Fixed Income Desk in order to gain a wider exposure and understanding of the market. For me, this meant going back into the classroom, but it was well worth it.
Bloomberg truly invests in its employees. It provides extensive training to teach people about the Bloomberg Terminal, our main product, and to demystify financial markets and products; this ensures newcomers in the Analytics Department can tackle the job as quickly as possible.
I found the training provided a deeper understanding of markets and products, as well as a great platform to speak to more seasoned employees across all departments. The picture they painted clearly outlined how Bloomberg has successfully weathered the credit crunch and emerged as a catalyst for industry change. Even now, I hear about initiatives and new products that will change financial markets on an almost daily basis.
Analytics is vibrant and fast-paced, and every day brings its surprises. It’s also a great place to grow—you can define your role, choose areas that you are interested in and become savvy in those fields. I’m excited about moving on to Sales, and I’m happy to say that Bloomberg has become a part of my life that I would not want to miss.