Meet Lucy Zhang, LDI Portfolio Analyst at Aviva Investors

The Aviva Investors Future Talent Programme gave Lucy the opportunity to meet senior leaders and make valuable connections with colleagues across the business.

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I realised at the end of the programme how much the network was of use to was a very natural type of networking and didn’t feel forced.

Lucy Zhang shares her experience of changing roles from FP&A Manager to LDI Portfolio Analyst. Taking part in the Aviva Investors Future Talent Programme helped Lucy make valuable connections with managers and senior leaders. As she tells her story, Lucy offers advice if you’re planning your own career move.

Joining Aviva Investors after completing her ACA qualification at a Big Four accounting firm, Lucy was motivated to learn quickly. She gained a good foundation of knowledge about the business as a whole, which she built upon during a secondment in a FP&A role.

During her secondment, Lucy participated in The Aviva Investors Future Talent Programme. This gave her the unique opportunity to get to know stakeholders on a more personal level, as well as present to senior leaders.

Having this chance to network in a natural way has helped Lucy build lasting relationships with her colleagues. And these connections continue to help her progress today.