I particularly enjoy asset-backed finance because it's a unique hybrid of traditional investment banking and sales and trading.
Abel

Abel

Asset-Backed Finance, Wells Fargo Securities

London, UK

B.A., Public Policy, Duke University

Why is Wells Fargo Securities (WFS) a good place to start your career?

While many competitors exit or scale back their securities platform, WFS team members benefit from a unique environment where they are encouraged to explore new opportunities to strategically grow market share. This makes WFS an attractive employer, as it provides new hires the opportunity to make meaningful contributions relatively early in their careers. Whether it's interacting with clients or coordinating new strategies with the team, new hires will find that WFS provides them with the chance to build new skill-sets, develop a detailed understanding of products, and make a tangible impact on the business.

What do you love about your job?

I particularly enjoy asset-backed finance because it’s a unique hybrid of traditional investment banking and sales and trading (S&T). Like investment banking, many of the assignments are long-term projects. But like S&T, we are also market-facing and regularly engage with both the sales force and investors. I also enjoy the group because our objective is to provide tailored solutions for clients based on their specific needs. It’s very unlikely that the next project we work on will be the same as the prior one, which forces our team to constantly think of creative solutions and adapt to an ever-evolving market.

Have you ever changed groups/locations within WFS? If so, what was your experience with that process?

I moved to London to assist our team in further expanding our European platform. The move was fairly seamless and well-coordinated between the business team and Human Resources, which helped with my initial housing search and obtaining a visa. Although watching Monday Night Football at 2 a.m. will certainly be a major hurdle for me, in an increasingly global market, it goes without saying that there are significant benefits to having worked both domestically and internationally.

Wells Fargo Securities is the trade name for the capital markets and investment banking services of Wells Fargo & Company and its subsidiaries, including but not limited to Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, a member of NYSE, FINRA, NFA and SIPC, Wells Fargo Institutional Securities, LLC, a member of FINRA and SIPC, Wells Fargo Prime Services, LLC, a member of FINRA, NFA and SIPC, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC carries and provides clearing services for Wells Fargo Institutional Securities, LLC customer accounts. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Wells Fargo Institutional Securities, LLC, and Wells Fargo Prime Services, LLC are distinct entities from affiliated banks and thrifts.

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