Country of origin: Russia
Director, Corporate Credit Analyst, UBS Wealth Management
After doing an MSc in International Business and a PhD in Economics at Lancaster University, I have been working as Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Analyst at UBS for over 6 years. Working in fast-paced financial markets requires solid fundamental knowledge of economic processes and financial instruments. The constantly evolving nature of the markets also means one has to be able to learn and adapt rapidly to the new environment.
From this perspective, Lancaster’s doctoral programme was exactly what I needed. As a PhD student, I had an opportunity to learn from and work with scholars renowned for their innovative approach to research. This experience coupled with fundamental knowledge and skills I gained through the programme proved to be crucial in my current role.
In my view, an important part of the PhD programme is not only acquiring new knowledge and skills, but also interaction and communication with members of the Economics Department. Their openness, friendliness and enthusiasm foster a supportive and creative environment which made the years spent at Lancaster University Management School an invaluable experience for me.