Do you want to join Bank of America Merrill Lynch when you leave university? Are you wondering what it takes to get hired there? If so, you may be interested in who it's hired this year into its analyst (graduate trainee) and associate (MBA trainee) programmes.
Based on a detailed examination of the FSA register, we've amassed 15 names below. Needless to say, this isn't the full class - we've just added the individuals we've found information on. Things to note: almost everyone has done an internship previously; almost everyone has been to a top university.
1. Mrs Marta Amoros
Associate hire into market solutions from IESE business school
2. Mr Timothy Joshua Cao
Associate on the structured solutions team. Former summer associate. American but speaks German, attended the University of Chicago Booth.
3. Mr Julian Foster
Former summer analyst, now US equity research salesperson. Studied at the University of Bristol BSc in Economics and French, was on the Bristol Athletic Union Committee.
4. Mr Alexander Purves
Flow rates sales, was a summer analyst. Has a BSc in maths from UCL.
5. Ms Sofia Carlota Ochoa Neven Du Mont
Joined as a commodity analyst in July 2012. Summer intern in 2011. Studied an MA in politics and economics at Edinburgh.
6. Mr Simon Roach
Rates trader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch – joined July. Previously worked as a summer intern at Rotshchild for three months in 2010. Studied a Masters of Engineering at Oxford.
7. Mr Francesco Paolini
Ficc sales, studied at Esade Business School.
8. Mr Matthew James Grint
Joined as an analyst. Studied at the university of Manchester. Was an intern in 2011.
9. Mr Joshua Mark Samuel Bernstein
Analyst and money markets trader. Studied at the LSE. Completed an internship at Merrill in 2011
10. Miss Emily Katherine Ahlers
Equity trading analyst. Completed an internship last summer. Studied an M Eng at Cambridge.
11. Mr Benjamin Patrick Barr
Fund derivatives structuring, formerly an intern, studied at Bath University.
12. Mr Daniel Clement
Analyst, was a summer intern last year. 1st in chemistry from Oxford.
13. Mr Olivier Desberg
Analyst. Was a summer intern. Studied international business at the University of Warwick.
14. Mr David Michael Fitter
Analyst in equity derivatives. Studied physics at Durham.
15. Mr Dhruv Ghulati
Analyst, structured equity finance. Previously an intern. Has also interned at UBS, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan and set up a fresh food start up. Studied at the LSE.