Investment Management Graduate Cover Letter Example

Investment Management Graduate Cover Letter Example

Dear Sir/Madam,

I graduated from the University of [university] with an upper second class degree in law in [year]. I would like to apply for a graduate position with Martin Currie.

I have decided to pursue a career in investment management because I have developed a very keen interest in commerce and financial markets during my employment during which I worked closely with an array of companies operating across a range of sectors. A career in investment management will enable me to apply my commercial nous and make important decisions in identifying and analysing the best stock opportunities and constructing well-balanced portfolios that will generate the best return on equity for clients. This will in turn lead to intellectually stimulating work and tangible outputs which will make my work environment very empowering.

I would like to work for Martin Currie because I find its focus on its core area of expertise in investment into international equities very appealing since this will provide me with a deep knowledge of the equities market and allow me to develop an area of expertise. The international reach and global outlook of Martin Curie will enable me to develop an understanding of individual client requirements and expose me to interesting cross-border work. I find Martin Currie’s diverse and growing client base very attractive since this will add variety to my workload and allow me to think creatively in order to produce innovative and tailored solutions that will generate attractive returns to clients. I strongly feel that the entrepreneurial culture at Martin Currie will allow me to thrive intellectually and allow me to contribute my perspectives and ideas in order to add value to my work and achieve effective and innovative solutions for clients.

I believe that my range of skills and experiences make me a strong candidate for a graduate position at Martin Currie. I am a very enthusiastic, commercially aware and confident which will allow me to deal with new challenges and align all my work to individual client requirements. At [law firm], I accompanied a group of shareholders to a board of directors extraordinary general meeting of a natural resources company in Amsterdam. During the meeting, I played a very proactive role and demonstrated very good knowledge of the client’s business and the natural resources sector and identified the main problem areas, all of which helped the solicitors to devise an effective and timely solution for the client.

I possess strong teamwork, communication and analytical skills which will enable me to work seamlessly in diverse teams to discuss and develop ideas into successful solutions for clients. At [law firm] , I assisted the solicitors with the preparation of an initial public offering prospectus for a luxury brand in the fashion industry. During the negotiations with associates and other stakeholders, I contributed my perspectives based on my knowledge of the matter and helped to develop ideas raised by others. I always communicated my ideas across succinctly and convincingly.

I am entrepreneurial, enthusiastic and well organised which will enable me to deal with challenging situations professionally and effectively. In [year], I pioneered the University of [university] Amateur [sport] Club for the first time in fifty years by developing and implementing a successful strategy to persuade the Sports Committee to grant permission for a new [sport] club.

I believe that my linguistic abilities as well as my cultural empathy will allow me to thrive in an international environment and serve as a valuable contribution towards the firm’s objectives and growth.

I thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Faithfully,