Work Location: Oslo
Education: M.Sc. Economics
Career area: Corporate Solutions, Derivatives Sales, FX/MM Sales
"The most important factor for my personal development has been all of my knowledgeable colleagues"
The associate director in Debt Capital Markets functions in a team engaged in potential new Debt Capital Markets transactions as a project leader or a project member.
My task is to deliver cross asset class derivatives expertise in connection with mergers and acquisitions, leverage buy-outs or other special corporate events. I work closely with finance teams at the initial phase of a transaction to identify and highlight interest rate, foreign exchange and commodity risks. When risks are quantified, I cooperate with the product specialists at the trading floor to structure the best possible hedging solution for the client. We are a small, specialised team working across the Nordic borders. This team structure provides us an excellent platform to share experiences and to look at problems from a different perspective.
I started as a summer intern at Nordea Markets and continued working part time while writing my Master's thesis. I later joined a specialised team focusing on derivatives products for shipping and offshore clients. My journey continued to Nordea’s office in New York where I covered both corporate and institutional clients – both in the foreign exchange and interest rate markets. Returning to Norway, I joined Derivatives Sales focusing primarily on private equity financed companies, before finally joining Corporate Solution.
Outside my job
I spend my spare time with family and friends. I’ve always been interested in football, but in recent years I’ve also started to run as a form of exercise.
The best thing about being here
The people I work with. I have attended many internal and external courses; however, the most important factor for my personal development has been all of my knowledgeable colleagues.