Meet Finn Templeton

Finn Templeton completed a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) and Master of Commerce (First Class) in Finance and now works as an Investment Banking Analyst at First NZ Capital.


“Auckland is a great business hub, this is where all the investment banks are located. They recruit students from the University of Auckland because of its high ranking, so I knew I needed a well-recognised qualification to get my foot in the door.  

“The honours and masters years were both really challenging and instilled a good work ethic. I gained experience presenting academic papers to my fellow students and my professors. Not only do you get used to openly discussing ideas, but your presentation skills really improve and you gain a different perspective from undergraduate level.

“At First NZ Capital I work as an analyst in the investment banking team, working on mergers and acquisitions, equity capital market transactions, as well as advisory work to some of New Zealand’s largest listed companies.

“In the next few years I want to gain experience and move to an associate position, and in the long term I’d like to work in one of the financial hubs overseas, like New York, London or Hong Kong.”


Learn more about the Master of Commerce.