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“I have been looking to switch into trading from a legal background and found CAIA curriculum one of the best ways to learn more about the fundamentals of trading alternative assets.

When still in a business management role at Citigroup, I became a recipient of the 100 Women in Finance and PAAMCO scholarship to pursue the CAIA Charter and advance my career in trading. Since then, I have gained valuable knowledge, which helped me to be a better decision maker in my new role as an options trader at Citi. I have used CAIA curriculum to develop trading models and learn more about various trading strategies.“

Yuliya is currently a trader on the Metals desk at Citigroup in London, specializing in precious metals options. She has started her career on the Resolution Planning team at Citi in New York, where she helped develop models for the unwind of Citi’s primary businesses. Citi’s Resolution Plan was the only “living will” to pass the Fed and FDIC stress tests among 7 other American banks that year.

Yuliya graduated from Princeton University in 2014 with a degree in Financial and Legal History. At Princeton she was a recipient of the Carter Kim Combe ‘74 Award for best independent work on securities legislation, which was consecutively published in the Chicago University Law Review. In her free time, Yuliya competes professionally in freestyle snowboarding.

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