Talk& Toast breakfast 6th November 2019: Emma and James Arbuthnot

The next Power Couple in the second Talk & Toast breakfast series were Emma and James Arbuthnot, which gave a packed house much to think about.Emma, as Chief Magistrate, hears many of the most sensitive or complex cases, in particular extradition. She also supports her 300 odd district judge colleagues. She is depressed by the attacks on judges and politicians. We should be grateful for our...

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Talk & Toast 15th October 2019: Robin Hambro and Rupert Hambro CBE

Superb morning spent listening to Robin and Rupert Hambro about their successful and fantastically different careers, as part of WCIB’s Toast and Talks breakfast line-up of Power Couples. It provided much food for thought: On changes in the finance industry: Regulatory changes and increased competition has led to the creation of a “new economy” -  brand new forms of finance created...

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The Master introduces the WCIB Podcast series

The WCIB's first Podcast.  The Master introduces the 'Talk & Toast' series which will be broadcast soon.  We are very grateful to Streets Consulting for sponsoring the podcast series.   Click on the READ button and scroll down to click on the podcast.  Thanks to Max Asmelash for the picture. 

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Installation Court Dinner 3rd October 2019

The Company's annual Installation Court Dinner was held on 3rd October 2019 at Drapers' Hall.  Liverymen, Freemen and a few special guests thanked Mark and Helen Sismey-Durrant for their year of service as Master & Consort and greeted the new Master Karina Robinson and her Consort Charles Marsden-Smedley.  There was also a warm welcome for the Wardens Robert Merrett, John Bennett...

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New Liverymen 3rd October 2019

Three new Liverymen were Clothed at the Company's Common Hal lheld at Drapers' Hall on 3rd October 2019.  In the picture with the Master 2018/19 Mark Sismey-Durrant from left to right are the new Liverymen Chetan Champaneri, Torsten Hartmann and Simon Legge.

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Climate change: the financial winners and losers - a long term view

The Master, Senior Warden and many Company Members were transfixed by the address given by William McDonnell, Chief Risk Officer of the RSA Group and one of the leading authorities in the City on climate change, at a superb Withers Climate Change Breakfast last week. His revelations that 2018 set an all-time record for CO2 emissions, that the lifetime emissions of the globe’s existing kit will...

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WCIB Prize at Christ Church Business School Canterbury Christ Church University

Joshua Culmer from Christ Church Business School, Canterbury Christ Church University has won the WCIB 2019 prize for the highest single Honours Finance.  On 10th September 2019 WCIB Liveryman Stephen Clark presented Joshua with his cheque and certificate. 

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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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