#NextStopVigilant: Why I joined Vigilant

by Adelaide Z  |  October 7, 2016

#NextStopVigilant: Why I joined Vigilant

Uyen, a senior real-time trader at Vigilant Global shares why she joined Vigilant and how her career has grown.

““I come from an actuarial mathematics background, and I wanted to make the transition into a career in finance. I knew an employee at Vigilant who had only amazing things to say about the company. After my first interview, I was fascinated by the job and the Vigilant approach. I knew this was a place I wanted to be.

The vibe at Vigilant is very laid-back and fun! The flat organizational structure provides an environment where employees have a lot of autonomy, which really allows them to thrive. You feel like you have a voice and are constantly encouraged to come up with and implement new ideas. I also love that Vigilant Global cares about our community and gives back in so many ways.

I was on the research team in my first year. There’s a robust training program for new employees, and I regularly met with a large network of strategists and traders around the world to deepen my understanding of market developments.

After about three years as a research analyst, Vigilant offered me an opportunity to grow and evolve my career in the direction where I had the most potential. I was lucky enough to get a lot of support from my colleagues and managers, which made it easier for me to embrace the challenge. Since I started here, I’ve also earned the CFA charter and taken various leadership classes at McGill University.

I’m part of a growing team and I can’t wait to see what’s next!”