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ROBERT NESS

PENSION INSURANCE CORPORATION

Market Risk Analyst Trainee

Graduate

Why do you enjoy your job?

The smaller size of Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) relative to other market-leading financial services companies confers a number of advantages, including greater responsibility, exposure to a lot of different processes, approachable management and useful supervision during tasks.

The market risk team, where I am a member, shares responsibility for a number of tasks relating to the measurement of potential loss arising from market risk, with individual members taking ownership of projects to enhance the capture of risk. Currently, I am responsible for developing a copula model to better understand the relationships between different risks and the impact that these could have on the business.

How did you get into your job?

I joined PIC as a graduate and have been with the company for under a year.

What is the most challenging thing about your job?

Training and support within my team is very good, but it is expected that I put in a lot of work to gain a good understanding of financial concepts underpinning different areas of the business.

How would you sum up your Investment20/20 experience?

PIC is quite a young company, which provides interns many opportunities to help develop the modelling infrastructure at an early stage. This affords a lot of scope for initiative and creativity and is a good way to learn how a pension insurance company works on both the asset and liability sides.

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