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Meet Christoffer Brødsgaard Mikkelsen

Studying: Quantitative Economics
Position: Junior Trading Analyst
Employed since: June 2019
Fun fact: Nobody believes me when I say it's my birthday (it's April 1st)

MY BACKGROUND

I grew up in Kollemorten (yes, that is a real name), which is a small town just outside Givskud between Vejle and Herning. Here, I lived until 2016 before I moved to Aarhus to study Economics and Management. I have been employed in DC since the start of my Master's degree and before that, I was a teaching assistant in Financial Economics and Financial Accounting at Aarhus University.

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WHY I WANTED TO WORK FOR DC

At DC I can use my theoretical knowledge and programming skills, which I have learned from my studies, to solve real-life problems and at the same time also challenge myself to be better at what I do. Furthermore, I had also heard from fellow students that DC is a fantastic workplace for ambitious students to improve their skillset. 

DC is a fantastic workplace for ambitious students to improve their skillset

Christoffer Brødsgaard Mikkelsen, Junior Trading Analyst

WHAT I DO

As a Trading Analyst (Quantitative Analyst) I am developing and executing data-driven trading strategies for continuous and auction-based power trading on all major European markets. I analyse the market to provide the trading tools necessary to execute comprehensive trading strategies.

MY TYPICAL WORK DAY

After my morning coffee, I look at what has happened over the night to see if anything unusual has happened. No days are the same, but a large part of my day centers around finding a pattern in the market, specifying a hypothesis, test the hypothesis, and implementing my findings into our trading strategies.

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THE BEST PART OF MY JOB

The best parts of my job are that I have a lot of responsibility, that the work is challenging so that I’m continuously learning new things, and lastly that I’m surrounded by inspiring and talented colleagues!

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