In me with the opportunity to work on large

In today’s
world, immense financial activity has resulted in wealth being amassed and
destroyed on a huge scale. The 2008 crisis in financial markets and the global
geopolitical situation has brought it with challenges, which will require
increased depth and understanding for the changing dynamics of the financial
markets. I believe this backdrop provides a great opportunity to further my
academic studies in the areas of investment and wealth management.

My long-term
career plan is to become a successful consultant in the field of finance and
wealth management. I have had a deep interest in investing, and I hope to
achieve this goal after a number of years of experience as a successful
analyst. In addition, I plan to pursue the CFA, and have successfully passed
the CFA level I in Dec 2016. Within the field of Finance, I am most interested
in topics ranging from security analysis, valuation, derivatives and portfolio
asset allocation. In particular, I find the different valuation techniques from
discounted cash flow models, comparable valuation, and leverage buyout
valuation stimulating to study from both a theoretical and practical level.

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The
aforementioned interests were developed from the coop internship I undertook
within the consulting firm, the CFA Challenge Competition I undertook in
university, as well as my undergraduate courses in corporate finance,
derivatives, and investment. During my internship at Accenture, I assisted the
consulting analyst to create a “three statement financial model” for the client
to improve the company’s financial management. I gained practical skills from
analyzing the company and building the model. Furthermore, the fast-paced, high-pressure
environment I experienced also provided me with the opportunity to work on
large data sets using Excel, further intrigued myself to study Finance for my
Master degree. Also, the CFA Challenge Competition I participated in during my
third year invigorated my interest in finance. I further developed my
analytical skills through applying the DCF model and comparable approach to
value a company.

To achieve my
goals, I seek to deepen my knowledge in the related areas. Imperial College
London MSc Investment and Wealth Management program will provide me an
opportunity to deepen my understanding of finance and investment in a more
meaningful way, and in an environment which will be academically challenging
and allow me to develop further. The courses it offers, such as Portfolio
Management, Financial Modeling, and Financial Econometrics, are vital for a
career in investment management. Also, the case study approach it offers will
allow me to gain practical understanding to apply my knowledge in real-world
situations. Finally, I appreciate your taking the time in considering my
application, and I hope that the information I have shared above has
demonstrated both my passion and my academic ability to join part of your
prestigious institution as an MSc student.