Oyin Oduya (née Anubi) left Headington School in 2005, and looks back on her time at Headington fondly, reflecting on how strong female friendships and mentors have helped to support and inspire her throughout her career.
After leaving Headington School, Oyin studied Economics at Cambridge University and pursued a career in finance. Her first job was in Equity Sales, on the trading floor of an investment bank. She later became a Sovereign Credit analyst, writing economics research on Sub Saharan African countries. After completing a Masters in Economics at SOAS, she moved into impact investing, which aims to achieve positive social and environmental impacts for society alongside financial returns for investors.
Within this field Oyin has worked in investment teams across multiple financial asset
classes and geographies. She currently works at a global asset manager, Wellington Management, leading the firm’s Impact Measurement & Management Practice which is part of the Investment Research department.
“Many people working in finance have studied Maths, Finance or Economics at university but you don’t always have to take this path. Financial concepts often seem complex from the outside but can be learnt quickly if you are interested and enthusiastic. The easiest way to get into the industry is through completing internships – and the earlier you start the better!”