Read Monika's story
Read Monika's story
I joined OSTC in 2009 straight after University where I studied Corporate Finance and Strategies specialising in Financial Markets. OSTC ticked all the boxes for me with regards to the industry, global footprint and was offering an amazing opportunity to work in the world of global exchanges, alongside key market players.
I began my journey in our Warsaw office as an Assistant Accountant. With the support from the Group CFO I progressed firstly to an accountant role, and then onto the Finance Analyst FP Manager and Commercial Controller position based in the UK. By then I was working closely with the Business Development side of the Company, and was offered to join the team and support the Director of Business Development in diversification of OSTC risk through private investments. I am currently managing a portfolio of investments into various start-up companies across a range of industries. I would never have been able to imagine this in 2009, and this is what makes OSTC great.
OSTC is a dynamic company and the most challenging and exciting aspect, is being able to keep up. Things change quickly, it requires self-discipline and focus.
Read Hywel's story
I worked with an ex-trader when on a work placement, so I had an idea of the energy and commitment required for the role. I also read the book “One good trade”, which was helpful at giving me an insight into the thought process and set-ups for a trade, but it was still a pretty alien concept when you look at the screens filled with numbers.
I had a good year last year and it was great to get the bonus I did. I really felt that was a reward for all the hard work I’ve put in during my time at OSTC. For me, that’s the key. It is hard work and you have to have the determination to succeed, bounce-back ability, be calm under pressure, ready to admit when you’re wrong, and also be able to analyse your trades