Francesco Ruta

Francesco Ruta

MiF

Class of 2016

Italian

from Bocconi

Graduate Analyst at Man Group


The MiF program is an extremely powerful tool that equips students not only with the right tools to succeed at job interviews, but also with invaluable knowledge from first-hand bankers and asset managers

HEC Paris offers an incredibly diverse environment where students constantly acquire knowledge, whether from professors or peers. It is a very well-structured business school that can help you secure outstanding jobs in a wide range of disciplines. The campus life profoundly contributes to its members becoming one united family, and I believe that the strongest bonds are those made in such environments.

A degree that stands out from the competition

The MiF program is an extremely powerful tool that equips students not only with the right tools to succeed at job interviews, but also with invaluable knowledge from first-hand bankers and asset managers, that bring into practice all the theory learnt in books that can at first seem very abstract. I decided to pursue the “Capital Markets and Asset Management” track because by then I knew I wanted to work in the Alternative Investments industry, and I am convinced that this specialization, along with the mentoring that it provides, has been extraordinarily valuable to the solidification of my competencies.

Gaining invaluable skills

HEC Paris allowed me to significantly improve my quantitative and analytical skills as well as teamwork and organization capabilities, which are fundamental to succeed in any professional discipline.
Additionally, HEC taught me that being great academically is certainly important, but that interpersonal and communication skills must not be neglected and should be consistently cherished and refined.

Winning a prestigious research prize

I was very surprised and glad to have won the Bernheim Mazars Prize,and I am also extremely grateful to my mentor, Professor Olivier Bossard, for his outstanding support throughout the past year. This Prize is extraordinarily rewarding for two reasons. Firstly, I hope that my work will be used as a first step to encourage more academics to further share research on the fascinating topic of implied volatility, a field of Finance that is relatively not well known about yet. Secondly, the prize money will be dedicated to cancer research, which is a cause that is very important to me.

Getting a job in a prestigious investment management firm

I am currently a Graduate Analyst at Man Group, an independent alternative investment management group in London. The Graduate Program consists in four 6-month rotations where I get invaluable exposure to all the branches of this company, from the company’s Sales department to AHL, its systematic trading branch.