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Julius Halme, Proprietary Trader, graduated 2013

Dream job in Brighton

"I work as a Proprietary Trader in a proprietary trading company called OSTC in Brighton, UK. My daily routine consists of reading through financial news, market expectations, fundamental and technical analysis of the markets."

Buy low, sell high

I work as a Proprietary Trader in a proprietary trading company called OSTC in Brighton, UK. My daily routine consists of reading through financial news, market expectations, fundamental and technical analysis of the markets.

My work is quite simple as my boss puts it "Buy low, sell high", meaning when the price is low we buy and when the price is high, we sell. Unfortunately it is not always as simple in practice as we trade are the futures markets and future is often very unpredictable. 

Dream Job in Brighton  

I had wanted to work in the stock and futures markets for years, even before I got to JAMK. Eventually after finishing most of my courses, I applied for dozens of companies. I got an invitation to an interview in Brighton, UK. I accepted the invitation, booked flights and a rental car. It was a great weekend holiday and as a bonus I went back home happy for the fact that I had just got a job of my dreams.

 A new set of glasses

I think one of the lecturers put it well in the first marketing lecture when she said that we would receive a new set of  glasses to view the world through. She was right, International Business programme gave me the skillset to view the world from a business person's perspective. 

Back to Finland?

My future plans include returning to Finland one day, this day might be next week or in 10 years, even I don't know. All I know is, I love my current job here and I wouldn't think of changing to another field of business. If there is an opportunity in Finland to work in the same field, maybe I will return but nothing is certain.

Snow, Panda and rye bread

There is some things in Finland that I miss. They are snow, Panda and Rye Bread!  I have tried to compensate these needs here, but that it is difficult. Snow equals chaos in the UK, which means I really don't want it to rain snow here. Panda liquorice is not available, but the English make a decent substitute. Luckily one of my co-workers often goes to Finland and brings me rye bread.  

Nowadays the internet provides a way of communication with friends and family all over Finland and Jyväskylä so every time I feel like I miss them, pick up Skype and give them a call.

Takaisin