Career mobility: Nicolas Baumgartner talks relocating company and country to Schroders Luxembourg

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Nicolas works in our Luxembourg office as an Investment Risk Analyst. Originally from Switzerland, he relocated from Lichtenstein to Luxembourg in 2020 to join Schroders. We caught up with Nicolas to find out more about his experience.

What made you move to Luxembourg?

Nicolas: After completing my studies in Management and in Business and Law, it was clear to me that I wanted to gain some experience abroad and work for a big company in the financial industry. I was looking for an analytical job in an international environment, where I could work with people who share my passion for finance and numbers. The role at Schroders in Luxembourg was exactly what I was looking for, so I just went for it.

How did you get the role in Schroders Luxembourg?

Nicolas: I was specifically checking for positions at Schroders on their website. Once I saw the position in Finance I knew I was a good fit and I applied. It was quite a jump from Rebate Analyst but after several rounds of tough interviews I was pleased to get the offer.

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What's the best thing about your job?

Nicolas: For me it’s that I am learning and being challenged continuously. And that I’m part of team and not a single player, you have to support each other. Continual communication with the team and other departments helps me to grow, not just professionally but also personally.

And the best thing about living in Luxembourg?

Nicolas: It’s a really dynamic city. The international diversity, there’s such a vast mix of nationalities that live here. Since I've been living in Luxembourg I've met so many interesting people from all over the world. I’ve travelled a lot in my life but have not seen that many internationals in any other country.

And the best thing about Schroders is that although we are such a big company, the atmosphere is very familiar on every level.

What’s your typical day?

Nicolas: Generally it includes a lot of calculations and analytical work. Before the data arrives, I usually perform variance checks related to previous figures. Once we get the data from our provider, I can start with the daily deliveries which, for example, includes the calculation of the leverage numbers for our funds.

What are your strengths in your role?

Nicolas: The way I can connect people. In a company like Schroders, it's important that people work together as there are plenty of dependencies. One of my main abilities is to strengthen this team spirit so people can work together more efficiently.

How many languages do you speak?

Nicolas: If we consider Swiss German as a language, it would be four: German, English, French and Swiss German.

How do you wind down after work?

Nicolas: I like doing some sport after a long day at the office. Either going to the gym, for a run or playing some basketball.

What is your advice to people considering a relocation?

Nicholas: I’d say if you’re thinking about it, do it!

 

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