Investment banks don?t employ many arts students. This is partly because fewer are interested in going into the financial sector than more quantitative graduates, but it?s also difficult for those studying softer subjects to demonstrate the necessary technical knowledge and ever-important ?commitment to banking?. It?s difficult, but not impossible for liberal arts graduates to secure a front office investment banking job. Your chances are determined somewhat by which bank you apply to, however. Figures provided to us by pay benchmarking website Emolument.com suggest that there are two big recruiters of arts students among the global investment banks ? HSBC and RBS.
This article was published in Efinancialcareers, 14th April 2015