Beyond the Chateau Walls Company Profile: Refinitiv

MUDEC students can pursue internship opportunities in a diverse set of organizations during their education abroad experience. Katie Dolan, who is Marketing Manager, Nordics & Benelux, at Refinitiv, tells us more about Refinitiv as part of the Beyond the Château Walls series.

Refinitiv is a global company, so please tell us about your business but also what parts of that business are particularly relevant locally in Luxembourg.

Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries including Luxembourg. It provides leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community—driving performance in trading, investment, wealth management, regulatory compliance, market data management, enterprise risk and fighting financial crime.

How did you decide to participate in the first Luxembourg Digital Innovation program and in which part of the business did your intern work?

We first heard about the programme through Refinitiv colleagues based in the Luxembourg office. There was a short term opening for a junior marketing specialist to support the Benelux region, and so the timing worked perfectly. Student Kati Buchheit worked in the Marketing team aligned to the BeNeLux market.

How did your intern help your business, was the intern able to keep working remotely after the COVID-19 crisis hit, and what would you say to other companies that might be
interested in the program?

During Kati’s four-month internship (starting locally and ending remotely from the US), Kati got involved in many different local marketing projects. She coordinated event sponsorships and executed a digital marketing and advertising campaign for risk & compliance managers in Luxembourg. She also executed a weekly podcast campaign—recording Refinitiv’s commodities analysts and promoting the episodes to our commodities community in EMEA. Kati continued to work hard & accommodated her working hours to suit Europe when she had to return early to the US. I would highly recommend the programme to other companies considering involvement!

Read Kati Buchheit's story: Luxembourg Digital Innovation (LDI) students adapt to interning online when they can no longer be onsite