By Sarah Butcher, http://news.efinancialcareers.com/
We asked Lex Van Dam some questions. This is what he said.
1. How did you start your trading career?
I did an internship with Goldman Sachs during my econometrics degree and that was my first real contact with the world of finance. I never knew there even was a job as cool as trading the markets. It was love at first sight and that hasn’t changed since.
2. What’s best if you want to get into trading today: joining a proprietary trading firm and trading with your own money, or getting onto a trainee programme at a big bank?