Securities and futures analysts to analyze market trends boldly and carefully
As Hong Kong is an international financial center, HKEx has to deal with massive futures and securities transactions every day. Statistics show that the securities market records a total of HK$17 trillion transaction volume in 2014, up 12% when compared with that in 2013. The daily transaction volume averages HK$69.5 billion, and the trend is on the rise.
With such a large trade volume every day, financial institutions have certain demand for future and security practitioners. Nevertheless, it is never easy to establish a firm foothold in this industry. The prerequisite of being a futures and securities practitioner is unique, precise and organized analytical ability which undoubtedly takes time to accumulate. Current and prospective analysts have to spend time immersing themselves in the financial news, analysing the market situation, working on the thinking modes of other experts and finally sorting out their own set of analytical techniques. Another key prerequisite is excellent communication skills with appropriate etiquette and tones.
Last but not least, prospective candidates have to sit related exams including Licensing Examination for Securities and Futures Intermediaries (LE), and Advanced Certificate in International and Domestic Wealth Planning (ACIDWP) held by Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. Analysts also have to sit Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). In this light, very strict requirements have been imposed on the practitioners of this industry.Interested in this industry?