Soki Membere-Otaji

 

Hello, My name is Soki Membere-Otaji. I’m currently an MBA student at Rochester Institute of Technology. I’m an aspiring entrepreneur with interests in the Financial Markets .

Inception

My interest in the Financial Markets came about in my sophomore year of my undergraduate studies. At the time I was a mechanical engineering student, but deep down inside I didn’t see my self graduating with this degree. I came across a YouTube video in which Will Smith talked about a book called Rich Dad, poor dad; and how the book  helped him to make better financial decisions.  This video resonated with me  because, when I was a kid my dad  gave me a lot of business books to read, and Rich dad poor dad was one of them.

Later on I came across a book called Security analysis. It was at that moment  my interest in the financial markets was kindled. I read a lot of books about the financial markets, and about people that were successful in the industry like Warren Buffet and George Soros.

 

Transition

In the spring semester of my sophomore year, I changed my major to Economics; and a few months after that I started trading stocks.  After graduating from the University of Houston, I  worked at a Stock broker firm in New York City. I got first hand experience on how to contact potential clients for the purpose of investing; and also witnessed the process of how capital was raised for companies that were  about to be listed  on the NYSE and NASDAQ. I also worked at an Investment Bank in Lagos, Nigeria. Working in an investment bank gave me deeper insight on how companies  raised capital.

 

Present & Future

I’m currently doing an MBA with a concentration in finance, and one day I hope to own an investment company. Investing in financial instruments such as : Stocks, bonds, Real Estate, Private Equity and Venture Capital; by the grace of God.

 

 

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