Inside & Out is designed to help LGBTQ+ students, who are graduating in either 2022 or 2023, develop an understanding of the investment banking sector while addressing any concerns you may have in relation to being LGBTQ+ in the workplace.

The Banks

Inside & Out is an initiative of the Interbank Forum, an industry-wide group that focuses on promoting career opportunities in corporate and investment banking. The event is also supported by myGwork, which is a leading online recruitment and networking hub for LGBTQ+ professionals and organisations.

Put simply, investment banks provide a range of financial services to companies, governments and wealthy individuals. One of our main roles is to help clients raise capital by issuing and selling securities in the capital markets. We also provide expert advice on mergers and acquisitions, a well as helping clients manage their financial risks.

To find out more about each of the banks, click on their logo.

Citi

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Opportunities:

Citi offers full-time, placement and internship opportunities across a number of its business areas, including Banking Capital Markets & Advisory (Investment Banking, Corporate Banking & Capital Markets), Consumer Banking, Markets and Securities Services, Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS), Private Bank, Operations and Technology. Citi also offers a week spring insight programme enabling first year undergraduates (or 2nd year of a four year course) the opportunity to experience first-hand the Citi culture and environment.

University students interested in this industry with drive, commitment and a passion for learning are encouraged to apply. This is the opportunity to be part of an exciting period in the development of the global financial services industry, working with the brightest minds to drive what’s next within Citi and beyond.

Number of Employees:

190,000+

Careers website URL:

www.oncampus.citi.com

Company profile:

At Citi, we’ve always been focused on what’s next. It’s one of the reasons why we’ve built a world famous, trusted brand over 200 years of continuously evolving financial services. At the same time, we provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

By harnessing the power of our people – we’ll continue to move forward and shape what’s next. After all, it’s our commitment to delivering growth, development and support to our people that makes Citi such a great choice for an outstanding career. It’s also why we were recently ranked as “Best Bank” for corporate citizenship by 3blmedia.

To discover more about Citi, visit www.oncampus.citi.com

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

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About Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base, including corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

At Goldman Sachs, you will have many opportunities to make an impact. The unique perspectives that our people bring to the firm and their shared passion for working on projects of great global, economic and social significance, help drive progress and create results.

About Our Programmes

From your first day, you will be immersed in a collaborative environment with people of all levels who share the firm’s values. Nearly everyone – from our junior analysts to our most senior leaders – is actively involved in recruiting talented people from a variety of backgrounds, because we recognise that a diverse workforce enables us to serve our clients most effectively and in the most innovative ways.

The diversity of talents and educational backgrounds in our people is crucial to our performance and business success. To that end, we are committed to an environment that values diversity, promotes inclusion and encourages teamwork.

Whatever your background or area of academic study, we value the intellect, personality and integrity of an individual. While an interest in and appreciation for finance is important, one’s personal qualities are key.

Number of employees:

32,000 employees in over 69 offices

Opportunities:

New Analyst Program, Summer Internships, Work Placements, Spring Internships

Careers website URL:

goldmansachs.com/careers

Application Deadlines:

Varies across programmes (please see goldmansachs.com/careers for details)

HSBC

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You want a career with opportunities? HSBC has a world of them. They’re looking for new students and graduates who are collaborative and curious thinkers, with the courage to challenge the status quo and the motivation to make a positive impact for customers worldwide.

HSBC is one of the world’s largest, most diverse international banking and financial service organisations. With 3,800 offices in 64 countries and territories, HSBC serves 40 million customers in both established and emerging markets. They aim to be where the growth is, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

HSBC is focussed on building a sustainable future and serving the needs of a changing world. They put diversity at the heart of their business, and want a connected and international workforce of unique thinkers who are open to a range of perspectives that reflect the communities and markets in which they serve.

HSBC provides an open, supportive, and inclusive working environment, providing tailored training and support to help employees thrive in their chosen career path. No matter what your interests and skills are, a career at HSBC will give you the opportunities, experiences, networks and training you need – so there’s no limit to how far you’ll go.

Students and graduates can apply to join intern and graduate programmes across the bank in the following areas: Commercial Banking, Global Banking & Markets, Wealth and Personal Banking (including Global Asset Management) or HSBC Operations, Services and Technology.

To learn more, visit us at:
hsbc.com/careers/studentsandgraduates

Morgan Stanley

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The business

Morgan Stanley is a leading financial services firm. Our vision and goals can only be achieved through hiring, training and rewarding the best people. Morgan Stanley is a true global citizen, with offices around the world filled with talented, passionate people bringing excellence and integrity to everything we do. As technology links us closer together, the firm is in a unique position to address the increasingly global needs of our clients.

Our people

There is no typical person at Morgan Stanley. Our employees represent globally diverse backgrounds and interests. What they have in common is that they are all high achievers who share integrity, intellectual curiosity and the desire to work in a collegial environment. We prize individuality and encourage our people to be themselves. What you are interested in and how you approach the world will determine your individual career path with us.

Opportunities:

Analyst Programmes, Internships, Industrial Placements, Spring Insight Programmes

Internship opportunities

Gaining work experience before you graduate adds great value for you and for us. We offer internships that give promising penultimate-year students the chance to experience one of our nine key business areas in an enjoyable and intellectually challenging way. In addition to our 10-week summer programmes, we also run industrial placements and off-cycle internships, plus give you the opportunity to join us for a look behind the scenes at one of our insight events. While allowing you to experience Morgan Stanley and our culture first hand, internships and industrial placements also serve us well. They provide the #1 pipeline for our full-time programmes.

The graduate programme

Like our Internships, the Morgan Stanley Graduate Programmes are open to students who demonstrate the entrepreneurial drive, teamwork and communication skills needed to take our business forward. We see it as a challenge to the best and brightest; an invitation to be part of the next generation of leaders who not only create capital but also advance culture, science and humanity through commerce. The structured programme is designed to hone your negotiation and networking abilities as well as equip you with specialist knowledge of your chosen area.

Careers website URL:

morganstanley.com/careers

Application Deadlines:

Deadlines for our Analyst Programmes, Summer Internships, Industrial Placements and Spring Insight Programme vary – please visit our website for further details: morganstanley.com/careers

Nomura

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Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By ‘Connecting Markets East & West’, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.

We offer a range of graduate and internship programmes across three key areas; investment banking, global markets and corporate infrastructure.

Internship opportunities can include a 9 week spring or summer internship in London or a 3-6 month internship in one of our regional offices. Internships are the perfect preparation for a subsequent full time role. Nomura will extend full time offers to strong performers to return to the company the following year.

To apply for an internship position with Nomura in 2021, candidates should be available for full time employment by July 2021 or 2022.

The recruitment process for the graduate programme consists of three first round interviews (two competency interviews and one case study interview) with junior representatives. If you are applying for an internship, you will attend two first round interviews (one competency interview and one case study interview). If successful, the final round interviews for both full-time and internship positions will consist of four competency based interviews with senior representatives.

At Nomura our goal is to attract and develop exceptionally talented people who share our passion for individual excellence and our commitment to teamwork. We recruit graduates with a high level of academic and extra-curricular achievement, who will be able to withstand the rigours of a rapidly changing, demanding but ultimately rewarding environment. Fluency in English is essential and fluency in other languages is advantageous.

We assess candidates using a range of key competencies which include; problem solving, analytical skills, teamwork, leadership, communication skills, professional presence and initiative.  All of these competencies are equally weighted and we look for evidence of these in your CV, cover letter and throughout the interview process.  We will also need to be convinced of your interest and commitment to the financial services industry and to Nomura in particular.

For further information about Nomura, please visit www.nomura.com/careers.

Royal Bank of Canada

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Royal Bank of Canada is a premier investment bank that provides a focused set of products and services to institutions, corporations, governments and high net worth clients in over 100 countries.

We understand that the first steps in any career in finance are critical. With that in mind, we have the right formula to provide you with the opportunities and professional development you need to turn those first steps into a rewarding career.

You’ll be part of a company with a superior financial track record, credit rating and reputation. In fact, we maintained a high credit rating throughout the financial crisis, and ranked #4 in the global “Top 25 Most Diverse & Inclusive Companies” in the 2020 Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index.

Working at one of the world’s leading investment banks means you will benefit from the breadth of opportunity, depth of resources and quality of training that comes from our size, experience and strength. It will also give you the chance to work regularly with world-class clients and colleagues.

In short, we provide the essential components to get your career off to a great start.

For further details of our programmes and how to apply, please visit our website www.campus.rbccm.com 

 

Requirements

Inside & Out is a virtual investment banking insight event for LGBTQ+ of all degree disciplines finishing studies in 2022 and 2023.

A career in investment banking is highly competitive and extremely challenging, so it’s important that you have a strong academic background. If you are to attend, you should be in your first or second year of university and identify as LGBTQ+.  Because of the wide range of careers we offer, we welcome applications from all degree disciplines, so you don’t have to be studying a traditional finance-related subject to apply. What you will need is a real desire to find out all you can about the industry, as well as the wide range of intern and full-time opportunities on offer.

The event will take place virtually on Friday 16th October.

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Our stories

Take a look at some of the past attendees who have gone on to secure places with one of the participating banks, on their internship or graduate programmes.

Click on Nick, Michal or Simon’s photo to find out more about their Inside & Out experiences.

Nick

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Year Attended Inside & Out: 2015

University and Course Studied: Studying for an MBA at London Business School

Which bank you completed an internship with: Citi (Summer)

Why did you find Inside & Out useful? It was amazing to meet seniors from all the top banks, hear how they leverage their authenticity at work and assess the distinctive cultures of the banks attending

Michal

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Year Attended Inside & Out: 2012

University and Course Studied: Banking and International Finance at Cass Business School

Which bank you completed an internship with: J.P. Morgan (Summer & Graduate)

Why did you find Inside & Out useful? The diversity of thought in the LGBT community is its biggest strength. Attending the event allowed me to extend my network to draw on that pool of talents and opinions.

Simon

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Year Attended Inside & Out: 2011

University and Course Studied: Management at London School of Economics

Which bank you completed an internship with: Citi (Spring), Deutsche Bank (Spring & Summer) and Morgan Stanley (Spring)

Why did you find Inside & Out useful? I realised that I am not alone in being gay in banking. It was very enlightening hearing senior bankers discuss their experiences, and most particularly how much the attitude towards LGBT has changed over the past few decades. This helps me appreciate how fortunate I am to be born in an area where I can comfortably be myself at work.

Attend the event

If you’re keen to attend, please do so by filling out the form below.

If you have any questions at all, simply email  events@staffordlong.co.uk

Collecting and protecting your data:

Inside and Out is organised by our parent company Stafford Long & Partners. In the run up to the event, we’ll be collecting certain data about the people attending. Below is a brief outline of why we need that data and what we do with it when we have it.

There are also a few options for you to decide what data you share with us. If you feel comfortable doing so, we’d really appreciate it as it helps us focus our diversity effort to ensure we engage with under-represented groups and a wider pool of talent.

You can view our full Privacy Policy  here.

When you apply, your CV and covering letter will be viewed and stored by our Diversity Solutions team. Firstly, so we can see if Inside and Out is the right event for you. And secondly, so we can let you know if your application has been successful.

If we offer you a place at the event and you agree to attend, we’ll need to share your CV, contact details and any dietary or accessibility requirements with the participating companies so they know who’s attending on the day. It’s also so they can let you know about future career opportunities that might be of interest.

The participating firms are:

• Citi

• Goldman Sachs

• Morgan Stanley

• Nomura

• HSBC

• Royal Bank of Canada

To help us understand how well we’re attracting different demographics of students, we may ask for more details about your ethnicity, sexual orientation and any disabilities you consider yourself to have.

If you’d rather not share this information, that’s absolutely fine. Simply tick the ‘prefer not to say’ box in the relevant sections. But rest assured, anything you do tell us will stored and processed anonymously, and won’t form part of your application.

We’d also love to keep you posted about other events that might be of interest. So make sure you tick the box that says you’re happy for us to stay in touch.

 
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