Lord Mayor and the Master speak at Cass M&A and PE Society conference

The Company was very well represented at the Cass Business School M&A and PE Society’s Lecture on Tuesday 18th June where the theme of the evening was “How Tech Companies Are Disrupting Corporate Finance”.  A great audience of 135 from Cass, WCIB and other interested parties heard fascinating presentations and a panel session followed by a lively Q & A session.The Lord Mayor and...

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Bridget Gardiner - special guest at Liverymens' Lunch on 12th June 2019

Guest speaker Bridget Gardiner, Executive Director of The Brokerage, joined a party of more than 30 for the Company’s second Livery Lunch held 12th June 2019 at Farmers and Fletchers Hall in the City. An excellent menu - tartare of sole, loin of lamb, bread and butter pudding – paired with some spot-on wine was a super prelude to Bridget’s talk. Her message was both poignant and uplifting. Young...

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Staging Magic 6th June 2019

The members who attended the Staging Magic exhibition and talk at Senate House Library on 6th June were treated to a fascinating event brought to life with the performance of some amazing magic by Dr Will Houston – Member of the Magic Circle. The Senate House Library houses the Magic(al!) literature collection (and artefacts) of legendary magician, Harry Price.  Curator Tansy Barton reviewed...

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The Inclusion Initiative 3rd June 2019

The WCIB’s second Inclusion event on 3rd June 2019 lead by Senior Warden Karina Robinson was a great success as 30 members and guests discussed making our Company and the City more diverse and inclusive to access all the talent out there. The main theme of the evening was on apprenticeship.  Chairman of the Apprentice Ambassador Network, Jason Holt CBE, spoke about the skills shortages and...

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Former Barclays Chairman becomes WCIB Liveryman 28th May 2019

It was with enormous pleasure that John Mcfarlane, former Chairman of Barclays, became a Liveryman of the WCIB on 28th May 2019 in the presence of the Master, Mark Sismey-Durrant, Junior Warden, Deputy John Bennett MBE and the Clerk, Nicholas Westgarth. The Master commented “John has been a major player in the banking industry over many years and is an outstanding leader of his generation. We are...

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Trevor Bush wins Keller Cup at WCIB Golf Day

The Company's Spring Trophy golf meeting was held again at New Zealand Golf Club on 22nd May 2019.  What a picture that venue presents, a beautiful course surrounded by rhododendrons, many of which are in full bloom in May. The sun was shining and the afternoon was surprisingly warm.The morning singles saw Cliff Knowlden win the Spring Trophy with 35 points, narrowly beating Trevor Bush on...

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The KC Wu Fund

On 21st May 2019 The Master (Mark Sismey-Durrant), the Clerk and Liveryman Tim Skeet met Mr Fang Wenjian, General Manager of the Bank of China London Branch and his colleague Jacky Jinguang Zhang to discuss ways of strengthening the links between the WCIB and Bank of China in memory of KC Wu. KC Wu was the former General Manager of Bank of China, who served for nearly 55 years in the City of...

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Members' reception at Greek embassy, London, 15th May 2019

WCIB Liverymen, Freemen and their guests had the privilege of being invited to the Residence of the Greek Ambassador in London on 15th May 2019 where they met the ambassador, HE Dimitris Caramitsos-Tziras for a convivial evening to strengthen links between the UK's financial sector and the Hellenic Republic.  At the end of the evening the Master, Mark Sismey-Durrant, ...

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New Liverymen and Freemen 9th May 2019

On 9th May 2019 the Court met at Furniture Makers Hall in the City of London to clothe 2 new Liverymen and hear 10 new Freemen make their Oaths.  Congratulations to all of them.  After the ceremony the new Liverymen and Freemen met the Master, Wardens and members of Court at an informal reception in Furniture Makers Hall.Here are the new Liverymen and Freemen.  From left to right:...

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The Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch 4th April 2018

On 4th April 2019 the Master and the Clerk attended the annual Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch at the City of London Guildhall in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund which the Worshipful Company of International Bankers supports every year.  Over 12 years the event has raised £2.1 million uniting the City of London to show support for members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and...

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Barrie Ingman wins 2018 WCIB Lombard Trophy

The WCIB Lombard Prize was initiated by Alan Moore CBE in the early 1990’s when he was Chairman of the Lombard Association to reward an outstanding student of the City University (now the Sir John Cass Business School) evening MBA Programme.   Subsequently the Lombard Association was merged with the Bankers Club which, in turn, formed the core base for the formation of the...

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Liveryman Katrina Arnold wins the Joseph King Memorial Trophy

The Joseph King Memorial Trophy is awarded by the Court every year to a member of the Company who has made a great contribution over a number of years.  This year the Trophy was presented to Liveryman Katrina Arnold by the Master at the Mansion House Banquet on 27th February 2019.

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WCIB Mansion House Banquet 27th February 2019

The Company's Annual Banquet was held on 27th February 2019 at The Mansion House where 342 members and guests enjoyed the hospitality of the Lord Mayor, our Immediate Past Master Alderman Peter Estlin and the Lady Mayoress Lindy Estlin.  The guest speaker was WCIB Past Master Bob Wigley who spoke about the challenges facing the financial services industry.  Click on the picture...

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WCIB Prize awarded at Imperial College

The winner of the 2018 WCIB prize at Imperial College Mr Filippo Maria Marino is presented with his award by Atula Abeysekera Professor of Practice (Risk Management) Imperial College London and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers. The prize is awarded to a student who makes the most significant contribution related to international banking or an aspect of finance, in her/...

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The Master's Christmas message 2018

As I write this, I am due to attend the Broad Street Ward Club Carol Service this evening - my last event for the year. What a year it has been and what a last three months as Master.We held a very convivial and enjoyable Liveryman’s lunch last week - the first of two planned for my year.  It is very important that we deliver a positive experience to all our membership and the Liveryman’s...

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