Hi, I’m KD!
The first degree I attained was an Honours degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Malta. Whilst still an undergraduate I had joined the Fund Advisory division of a leading local investment services company as a Research Analyst. This job gave me a good base in research, as well as exposure to other departments within the group, including Stockbroking and Treasury.
Following this work experience I joined another local Investment Services company as an Investment Consultant, also running the Malta office of the company. Here I grew my knowledge of the local investment services industry considerably, attending various meetings and seminars on behalf of the company. It also gave me the opportunity to interact with many different clients from different walks of life. Acting as the Malta Branch Manager of the company gave me exposure to many different aspects of running a licensed financial services company.
In 2012 I attained my second University degree, a Master in Finance specializing in Financial Sector Management, from the University of London. Following this achievement I became a visiting lecturing within the Banking and Finance Department (FEMA Faculty) of the University of Malta. Here I get exposure to student life and I can appreciate more the areas that our finance related students find difficulties in.
In 2014 I joined Novofina Ltd, then a start-up licensed investment services firm specialising in systems trading. Here I hold the positions of Managing Director, Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Investment Committee Member, Portfolio Manager and Company Secretary. I also offer my services to other investment services companies as an independent business consultant.
Although finance is a big part of my life it is not my entire life! I also enjoy travelling a lot, cooking and riding my Vespa! Perhaps someday I will also start my own travel blog.