As I approach the last week of my internship at SSgA, I just wanted to touch on the learning opportunities available at the company outside of the regular day-today or project work. Every week, representatives from several companies visit SSgA to give their view on different matters. For example, last week the Chief Economist of Decision Economics visited to talk on the world economy and to discuss generally about which countries/regions they had taken positions. We also had a senior analyst from Bank of America talk about the Chinese banking system. We’ve had several analysts from the Eurasia group speak on political risk for various regions and international politics – China, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, etc. I’ve seen these analysts on television news programs!
Furthermore, we’ve had visitors from Barclays Bank, JP Morgan and economists and political consultants from the Observatory Group, to name but a few. These meetings are of interest to the Economics Team but are also of interest to traders, analysts, portfolio managers and specialists. Although I can’t make it to all, I try to get to as many of these as I can as they provide huge learning opportunities and to allow me to get a different perspective on current issues.
If any of you reading this end up interning at SSgA, make sure you take these opportunities to expand your knowledge.Paul Miney, GMBA Student