Yogesh Dewan, CEO of Hassium Asset Management, visits Birmingham Business School
Yogesh Dewan, CEO of Hassium Asset Management, visits BBS:
Yogesh Dewan, CEO of Hassium Asset Management, was invited by BBS’ Economics (EconSoc) and Investments Societies to speak with current and former students on his experiences working in the financial sector.
We asked Elizabeth Hohman, a second year Economics student and careers secretary for EconSoc, to give her account of the event.
“With a limited number of spaces available, screening of applicants was essential to ensure the best students were in attendance.
“Yogi delivered a presentation on the origins of his professional career to a small, very attentive group, moving on to his MBA studies and then finally speaking about his experience in different sectors of banking at Goldman Sachs. We were offered an insight not only into the Private Wealth Management department, but also Mergers & Acquisitions and the interview process that he went through before achieving an offer of employment.
Elizabeth Hohman, 2nd year Economics - It was very interesting to hear his reasons for moving away from Goldman Sachs to set up his own successful PWM company, Hassium Asset Management. Yogi was, as CEO, able to give us firsthand experience of the obstacles faced in setting up your own business, as well as the risks and benefits associated with walking away from a job to follow this pursuit.
Although a Q&A session was held at the end of the talk, Yogi interacted with the group throughout, testing knowledge by asking a variety of challenging questions. A networking opportunity with refreshments was held for a short time in between the presentation and the Q&A session, allowing those in attendance to speak not only with Yogi, but with each other, sharing relevant experiences gained through internships or otherwise.
“The event was a success; many of those in attendance commented on how the presentation had not only been very useful in offering interview tips, approaches and an insight into banking, but also very enjoyable too. It would be a pleasure to have Yogi back on campus again in the future.”
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