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Asset Management & Buy-Side Careers With Darren

On Thursday 13th February, Darren Pilbeam returned to UEA to share his experiences in the Buy-Side industry and his journey to becoming MD at Natixis Investment Managers.

It was a fantastic insight into the asset management industry, and it was an incredible opportunity to know how to prepare for a career in Buy-Side roles.
We gained valuable advice on what a recruiter is looking for at the start of the career path, and how to progress into later roles.

Darren has kindly offered to help UEASIF with research and other opportunities, so we look forward to working with him in the future!

Career Management & Making a Difference With Terri

On Thursday 6th February, Terri returned joined us to give an insightful talk on career management. Terri began by talking about her career journey and progression. Her advice included taking ownership, embracing failure, never giving up and the importance of community to maximise your future potential. The event ended with a interesting discussion on the tackling of unconscious bias in the workplace.

This event gave us an opportunity to learn from Terri’s experience of corporate behaviour and to find out about how to make effective decisions to prepare us for our careers.

Thank you to everyone that came to this event and a big thank you to Terri for providing such an inspirational talk.

UEAIS Alumni: Fraser, Analyst at Goldman Sachs

Fraser Talk 31 January

On Friday 31st January, Fraser Holmes-Mackay returned to UEA to give a talk about his story, and experience applying for and working as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs.

Fraser left UEA as a Master of Mathematics graduate in 2018 after studying a year abroad at Berkeley, and has since become an analyst at Goldman Sachs. As a Mathematics student, he had to compete against 1000’s of other graduate applicants whose degrees would typically be considered more focused for the analyst role. He is currently working to promote Goldman Sachs’ $500 million investment strategy to increase access to capital for women, Black, Latinx and other diverse entrepreneurs and investors, through “Launch with GS”.

The talk provided an insight into what it is like to work for a leading global investment bank and and offered valuable application and career advice.

Fraser was involved in the Investment Society at UEA during his time at University, and we are excited to be working with him in the future, particularly with our ESG Student Managed Investment Fund.

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Unrestricted Wealth

On Monday, we collaborated with the Computer Science Society to host a cryptocurrency, blockchain and unrestricted wealth lecture given by Guillermo Suárez de Tangil from Kings College London.
Guillermo gave a talk about the malware ecosystem and blockchain, giving us a fantastic insight and understanding of the Cryptocurrency world. His expertise in the field has given our members an invaluable experience that will create new passions for the industry.
A big thank you to Guillermo for giving such an insightful and engaging talk.

CISI Partnership Launch with NBS​

On Tuesday we joined the launch event of the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment) partnership with NBS. The evening began with a talk on the past, present and future of the investment society and the investment fund from Ashini, our Vice President. This was then followed by talks from the CISI board regarding the qualifications and the new examination centre here at UEA. They provided information on the sponsorship opportunities that are available for students, how you can get involved and what you can gain from a CISI qualification.
Thank you to the CISI and NBS for inviting us to collaborate on this partnership. The event was engaging and useful for members who are finding their path within the investment industry, as well as informative on the opportunities available to kick-start a career in finance.

Amplify Trading Global Markets Simulation

On Wednesday 27th November, Charlie Hyett from Amplify Trading hosted their Global Markets Trading Simulation with UEAIS. The afternoon began with an insightful lecture and workshop on the operations inside an investment bank. Using this knowledge, our members were then given the opportunity to experience the roles of Market Maker, Sales Trader and Hedge Fund Trader within the simulation. This financial trading experience was a fun and engaging way to really understand what happens on an investment bank trading floor.
A special thank you to Charlie for hosting such an informative session, we hope you all enjoyed gaining an insight into the world of trading!

Congratulations to the winners, hope you enjoyed your prizes!

Curry Night

Our first social of 2019 was Curry Night! We started the evening with a speech from our Vice President, Ashini Shah which covered our upcoming events and the status of the investment fund. This was followed by a curry from Namaste India and Bubble Tea from our partnership with Chatime Norwich! It was great to see so many of you there, and we are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Hannah Smith (Anglia Capital Group)

Hannah Smith from Anglia Capital Group came in for an event with UEAIS to talk about angel investing, and how she landed her job through networking during her time at UEA. She also mentioned what investors look for at the first stages funding and how lucrative it can be when investing at such an early stage.

A big thank you to Hannah for this informative talk!
It was great to see so many of you there, we look forward to seeing you all over the next couple of weeks.

Our New Society!

We had our final event of the year at the Rooftop Gardens for an evening of food, drinks and laughs. The event went fantastically well with a good turnout and lovely weather to complement our celebrations of the great year we’ve had as a society.
Our former president Borja Martín Simon gave a brilliant speech sharing the highlights of the year and expressed his gratitude to all our members for their consistent efforts towards achieving great things this year. Various announcements were then made concerning the equity fund and the new committee positions for society next year!
Congratulations to our new president Michael Prinz who has worked extremely hard this year as our first-year rep and together with Ashini Shah as VP, promises to give the society another outstanding year filled with great events and valuable opportunities.
We’d also like to congratulate all those who achieved positions on the committee next year and those who won awards in the equity fund too! A big thank you to all the societies that we’ve collaborated with(TEDx University of East Anglia , UEA Business Society , UEA Economics Society , UEA International Students Society – ISS , UEA Japan Society , UEA South East Asian Society Page , UEA Bright Futures Society, Enactus UEA & King’s Banking & Finance Society) this year for your support. We are certain we will continue to collaborate and work together in the future.

Society Fair

Thank you to everyone that came to see us at the Societies Fair today. If you have any further questions or didn’t get a chance to chat to us, please do not hesitate to message us. You can find further information on our website and can become a member today by pressing “join” on the homepage.
We look forward to welcoming both our new and old members at our first event which will be announced soon.

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