Looking for a career in investment banking?November 11, 2016
We wanted you to learn a bit more about how it is to work at Beringer Finance and asked Lene Gridseth, an associate at our Oslo office about her job.
Lene you started working at Beringer Finance in Oslo (then Fondsfinans) in 2014, what is your background?
– I attended the Norwegian School of Economics, earning an MSc in Economics and Business Administration, with a major in Finance. During my education I spent time abroad, living in Naples, Lisbon and Singapore, each providing unique experiences. While in Singapore I got the opportunity to explore my interest in innovation and entrepreneurship through an internship at a FinTech start-up company.
You’re an associate, working in Corporate Finance, what is most challenging/exciting about your job?
– One of the things I enjoy most about my job is advising companies on key decisions and transactions that materially impact their business prospects going forward. At times you have to work around the clock to get the job done, but closing a deal and securing a good outcome for our clients is a very rewarding and satisfying experience.
Why did you choose a career in investment banking?
– I believe investment banking offers an excellent environment for growth and development in the area of finance, as well as opportunities for impact at an early stage of one’s career. The job allows me to develop and use a broad set of skills, ranging from technical skills to working in teams and managing client relationships. Finally, investment banking is a competitive industry which means you are surrounded by driven and talented people with diverse backgrounds.
How would you describe working at Beringer Finance?
– At Beringer Finance, you get excellent exposure to deals and clients. It is a great environment for young people who are driven and want to take on responsibility and oversee complete transactions from start to finish. In addition, opportunities to work both cross-border and at the various offices in the Nordics and the US makes Beringer an appealing company for someone with an international outlook.
If you want to join Lene in our Oslo office we have several interesting openings listed at our career page. You can also check out the openings in Stockholm, Reykjavik and Palo Alto.
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