International Markets Analyst

Joined April 2009

Natrajan Mani

Over the past few years I’ve learned that the best way to manage working with the volatile and unpredictable markets is to have a calm head and a reliable routine outside the office.

In the mornings, I go for a run, grab a quick breakfast and then ride my motorbike to the office to catch up with the overnight news via email, blogs, and Twitter. Newspapers and websites are great resources for analysing whether the markets will be busy or quiet in the coming day. I read at least a dozen sites at the start of each day.

The most challenging part of my job is to keep staying focused during periods when the markets are sluggish and not moving. I have to keep my mind sharp so that I can jump to action to take advantage when there are quick bursts of activity.

Futures First provides a fantastic opportunity for a profession in international market analysis with its challenging environments and opportunity to create an exciting career. I love it, and I wouldn’t trade it for any other job.