Credit Risk or Market Risk?


Hi I am in my penultimate year studying Chemistry Masters at Bristol, and am applying to graduate schemes now. I want to get into Risk Management, and while some firms have a general Risk programme, others make you decide between Credit and Market Risk. Both appeal to me for different reasons, so I was just wondering which one is easier to get into and which one is more of a safe bet in the current climate. Thanks


Whoops sorry I meant im in my last year…


There’s no reason why you shouldn’t apply for both- I don’t think either is any easier to get into- although I should point out that if you are not applying through a graduate scheme you might well have some trouble given the current economic climate and the losses facing the banking industry.