We recently welcomed back alumni Dan and Nick Thompson (Class of 2015) to talk to students in Economics and Business Society.  

Nick studied Mathematical Computation at UCL and is now a Software Engineer at JP Morgan. He discussed the current and future state of technology at large financial institutions. He provided an overview of the challenges of modernisation, regulation, security, data, and scale, along with strategies to stay ahead of the competition. 

Dan studied Mathematics and Economics at LSE and is now a Risk Analyst at Societe Generale. He delivered a talk on “Central Counterparties and their Role in the Financial System.” He covered various topics related to the function and significance of central counterparties (CCPs) within the financial system. Although it might seem quite high-level for our students, Dan broke it down into manageable chunks so that all the students could engage.   

As well as being very academic, Nick and Dan were sports scholars and played for England ISFA U16 and U18 Football during their time at Trinity. They were able to share insights into how they successfully balanced their academic and sporting commitments and were quite open in acknowledging that Trinity had prepared them on how to effectively manage their time. 

Lower Sixth student Max Carver said, “I was really interested to hear Nick and Dan’s thoughts on how AI will affect the workplace and the jobs created or made redundant. Plus, their reasons for taking the jobs they did, in terms of the balance between income and fulfilment.” 

Lower Sixth student Chloe Trimming said, “I found it extremely valuable to understand more about working within a finance company, but also came away now knowing that there are multiple jobs on offer in that sector with good pay as well.” 

Many thanks to Nick and Dan for coming back to Trinity to share their experiences and advice with our current students, it’s always invaluable to hear from within the school community. 

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