The Great City Race 16th July 2019

WCIB Associate Members Freeman Szilard Farkasdi, Liveryman Chris Sanders and Freeman Mark Cazaly took part in the Standard Chartered Great City Race on 16th July to raise money for charity.  Well done chaps, you're setting a great example of Livery Company members being a force for good.  

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Livery and Freedom Ceremony 9th July 2019

The Election Court of the Company met on 9th July 2019 and Clothed Kerttu Kulasepp as a Liveryman of the Company.  17 new Freemen made their Freedom Declarations in front of the Master and Wardens and met other members of the Court.  Welcome and congratulations to all of you.The new Freemen are Greg Arkus, James Bardrick, Matthew Cherrill, Sir Anthony Cooke-Yarborough Bt., Jose De Ochoa...

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Apprentice19 Careers Fair June 2019

The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Peter Estlin, Immediate Past Master of Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB) opened the Apprentice19 careers fair held at the Guildhall on 18th/19th June 2019.  WCIB Freeman Daniel Yates represented J.P. Morgan at the event which saw over 2,000 students aged 16–18 and over 60 exhibiting companies attend.  Students had...

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The One Young World Summit London 2019

This year London hosts the 10th anniversary summit of One Young World https://www.oneyoungworld.com/summit-2019. Often described at the ‘young Davos’, OYW seeks to bring together future leaders from across industries and the world to support the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  In advance of this year’s summit our Immediate Past Master and Lord Mayor, Alderman...

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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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