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Wickersley Alumni – David Trow, Head of Markets Advisory

We’ve recently been contacted by former Wickersley student, David Trow, who has offered his support in mentoring students around aspirations and employability skills.

David left Wickersley Sixth Form in 2007 and has spent some time in recent weeks conducting virtual mock interviews with our current Year 11 students from his home in Hong Kong!

He currently works as a Regional (APAC) Head of Markets Advisory for MUFG Bank – based out of Hong Kong and covers compliance advice to Sales and Trading staff (approx 400) in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines and Myanmar.

David said: “I’m currently running the Global Markets Compliancy Advisory Team for a Japanese bank based out of Hong Kong. I spend most of my day dealing with issues impacting our bank and have to work in a diverse and multicultual environment. 

“Previously I’ve worked in regulatory change for an investment bank, compliance consulting for a Big 4 Consultancy and studied Biomedical Sciences, and then later Management at university. 

“So far, my career path has been quite varied and I’ve worked in places like Nepal, Mongolia and Taiwan – the cultural experience of these business trips (and others) are invaluable.”

Previous employers: UBS Investment Bank, KPMG (Hong Kong and London).

Qualifications: Chartered FRM – Financial Risk Management, Chartered Wealth Manager

University: Sheffield – MSc in Management, Newcastle – BSc in Biomedical Sciences

David’s advice: “It’s OK to change your mind! At Wickersley I intended to be a Solicitor, then at university a Doctor, then Virologist before moving into a career in consulting and currently bank compliance and I think it will change again before retirement.”

He was really impressed with the students he worked with and really enjoyed listening to their plans.

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