Here We Grow Again, Part 2 : Survival of the fittest in Front Office

25 Mar 2020

*Editor’s note: Blog post updated on 20th April 2020.

Landed up in the Front Office after navigating through our mind map? You must have done your research on what the Front Office has to offer in Financial Institutions! While many have described this section of the financial institution to be glamorous, it also includes a bucket of hard work, sweat and tears. 

Does it only attract risk-taking dare-devils? Is there room for someone more tempered, logical and analytical? By observation and research, most people working in the Front Office tend to be of a certain personality type and possess certain key traits. While many do end up growing into the role, there are some who are naturally predisposed to thriving in such an environment. 

Wanna find out more? Keep reading on!


Three Personality Types by Myers Brigg’s:

  1. ESFJ – Gregarious traditionalists and highly self-motivated
  2. ENFJ – People-lovers, energetic and diplomatic
  3. INTJ – Creative, Independent and constantly exploring new ideas!



What are some key traits of Front Office individuals?

1. Ambition

You have huge goals you wish to achieve in life and you work hard towards your goals. You possess a great deal of stamina and are highly motivated in everything you do in life. Your friends describe you as an energetic person and you enjoy being busy and productive all the time.

2. Extroversion

You absolutely enjoy involving yourself in various events and having lots of different activities. You love to engage in meaningful conversations with people. Your friends call you a “people person”. You don’t sit around and wait for things to happen; you make things happen! 

3. High-Stress Threshold

Pressure doesn’t break you; it makes you. You feel the stress sometimes but you have the ability to turn the stress into productive energy to get things done.

4. Competitive

No competition, no progress. You enjoy having your performance measured and you want to know where you stand among your peers. You strive to be the best that you can be. 

5. Workaholic

You are the true definition of a workaholic. Not having something to do drives you insane.


Did we just describe you? 



What kind of educational backgrounds do you require to begin your front office journey?

  • MSc in Finance
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Qualifications
  • Multiple Internships


If you’re interested to find out more about the opportunities in Front Office, Middle Office or Back office, have a look at our job opportunities here and speak to the consultants in charge of the role.