Graduates would naturally place themselves to take advantage of the growth in the financial services and business sectors. In Hong Kong, financial services industry is one of the four pillars industries. According to the figures for Year 2012 as released in a feature article “Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics” by Census and Statistics Department in April 2014, financial services industry employed around 6.3% of the Hong Kong workforce but it contributed approximately 16% of Hong Kong’s Gross Domestic Product. Hence, its value added per employed person is the highest among the four pillar industries.
A financial analyst executes financial analysis for clients (or investors) as a core part of the job. He or she normally performs analysis by gathering information, assembling spreadsheets, writing reports, and reviewing all non-legal pertinent information about prospective investment or transactions. Even with the above description of what a financial analyst normally does, it can still be difficult to navigate today’s financial services job market. In fact, there are plenty of job opportunities for a financial analyst whether in investment banking, the securities industry or other business environment.
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