THE VERY BEST
YOU CAN BE
Senior FX trader, Schroders Investment Management
As a full-time FX trader and a mother to 3 young children, Jenny tells us how she
manages to keep a work life balance with the support of Schroders and reflects over
the last 17 years of FX trading compared to the challenges faced in today’s markets.
How did you enter the world of dealing?
After graduating from Durham University, I
started my career at ABN Amro working in
the Portfolio Administration Team. Alongside
producing the monthly Institutional client
valuations, I also used to calculate the currency
note performance fees. After a couple of years
working in the admin team, a position came
up internally working as a junior FX dealer. I
applied for the role, alongside other internal
employees, and was offered the position.
Did you find the trading environment
challenging as a young woman who entered
what was a male dominated world back in 2001
and how has the market evolved since then?
When I started trading in 2001,I was one of two
women within the dealing team at ABN. Further
progress still needs to be made as women remain
a minority in this industry.
However, nowadays attitudes towards women
have changed for the better in both business and
society as a whole.