Ever since deciding to study a degree in law, the UK was always Haroon’s destination of choice. There were a million possibilities, but he ended up applying to the University of Reading, based on family recommendation and his own research of University rankings. Even though he did not get the opportunity to visit the university prior to his application, he managed to visit during one of his holidays and at once loved the campus and the welcoming atmosphere.
Haroon now works as an Associate Director in Liquidity and Funding at UBS Bank - a multinational investment bank based in London.
“The purpose of the job is to monitor and report financial risks to the Banking regulator in Europe. The nature of the job stems from the 2008 financial crisis which placed a heavy burden on financial Institutions, especially banks, to monitor and mitigate risks before they arise and cause a contagion in the market. I oversee two teams based in Europe and Asia and we do daily analysis of the Bank’s activities and report up to senior management.”