Tomasz

My Path

I have always loved financial instruments trading, so before I came to Credit Suisse I interned in retail divisions of banks and securities brokerage houses. It served as a perfect foundation for my new role at CS, along with my academic background and strong desire to learn.

I applied to CS to become more familiarized with the real-life securities markets mechanisms and expand on my quantitative analysis skills. To me, the most intriguing aspects were issues of capital market manipulation methods. I have also always enjoyed following securities fraud prosecution cases on the news. Hence, the Credit Suisse Trade Surveillance department was a natural choice.

I joined Credit Suisse as a Junior Specialist in the Trade Surveillance department back in 2012. After a successful 2.5 years of hard work and favourable performance reviews, I moved to a managerial position as a Team Leader. I was also awarded a seat in the CoE Professional Program 2015 initiative – a year-long series of advanced skills workshops for selected employees, crowned with a completion of an advisory project for one of the local CS Networks. I also completed the Six Sigma Operational Excellence program and a great deal of various training sessions, including soft skills as well as VBA or MySQL, all sponsored by Credit Suisse.

It makes me proud and happy to recommend working at Credit Suisse to anyone interested in the financial services industry, when I see how professional and global-minded, yet at the same time genuinely open and supportive the environment here is.  Tomasz

My Work

My group looks after the integrity of capital markets and the best interest of our clients. We do what is necessary to detect and prevent any distortion of fairness in the market. What is needed in that job is an excellent knowledge of finance and trading matters – you cannot properly monitor and advise a business you do not fully understand. The other part is an intrinsic ability to analyze things from the perspective of clients' and capital markets' best interest, being extra-diligent and even intrusive when required. Aside from that, we also need the ability to communicate effectively and translate the complex trade surveillance jargon into trends and conclusions useful for the higher-ups.

It makes me proud and happy to recommend working at Credit Suisse to anyone interested in the financial services industry, when I see how professional and global-minded, yet at the same time genuinely open and supportive the environment here is. It's very diverse, too – after all, we work with colleagues located all around the world. Additionally, I like the fact that we give back to society – charity activities and initiatives are very much welcome, plus we regularly and generously support our partner organizations.

My Interests

As cliché as it sounds, I like travelling, exploring new places and meeting new people. When I am not doing that, I am drumming, engineering music, public speaking and playing video games.

The nature of work and the flexibility of my role allow me to keep the professional and personal sides of my life in a very healthy balance. Credit Suisse gives me the chance to develop my interests – I regularly hold presentations and speak to large audiences. Business trips to nooks and crannies of the world are not uncommon either.

My Goals

I believe my future long-term goals are in line with Credit Suisse values as I am planning to develop further as an SME and a leader in the finance industry. The career path inside the firm is clearly defined and our people are always encouraged to share their development schedules with their managers and mentors. As a result, the professional growth of a person becomes a collective effort and a common goal.

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