WCIB takes part in Inter-Livery Shoot

On 8th September we took part in the Inter-Livery Clay Shooting competition.  82 teams competed over the 2 days - the Horners won but the Gunmakers had 3 teams in the top five. This year was the WCIB’s 8th attempt at covering themselves with glory. We fielded 2 teams - neither team was at the bottom but the A Team was not far off; the B Team did better (just) but all of us (including...

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Green Finance discussion 30th September - Laura Sandys CBE in conversation with Sir Roger Gifford

The Worshipful Company of International Bankers will host an evening discussion on Zoom with Laura Sandys CBE, CEO of Challenging Ideas and Alderman Sir Roger Gifford, Chair of the Green Finance Institute and former Lord Mayor of London on 30th September starting at 6:00pm. With climate-related weather events devastating areas across the world over the last few weeks, combined with a...

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Virtual Rum tasting Evening 27th August 2020

The Virtual Rum Tasting event held on the 27th of August was hosted by the Whisky Exchange and the person talking us through the tasting experience was Mitch Wilson the Black Tot Rum Global Brand Ambassador from Elixir Distillers. The tasting took us the origins of rum, how it is made and the differences in production methods in the main rum producing countries. The sample set that we used...

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St Mary-le-Bow Homeless Young Homeless Project

The WCIB continues to support the St-Mary-le-Bow Young Homeless Project run from the church of St Mary-le-Bow Cheapside where the Rector is the Company's Honorary Chaplain.  Here is an update from Michael Kenny Director of the project on their recent work."You know we have flats at Elephant and Castle for young homeless people. And one at Norwood for people almost ready to go to their own....

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Covid-19 and the financial system

The Worshipful Company of International Bankers YouTube channel (WCIB Youtube) now features a recording of an interview with Professor Scott Moeller of Cass Business School which took place on 5th June examining some of the implications of the COVID-19 crisis for banking and financial services, as well as for higher education and other sectors.  It is part of a series of...

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WCIB Election Court news

The Election Court of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers met by Zoom on 6th July 2020 and made the following appointments.Master and Wardens for 2020/21 to take office on 7th October 2020 at the Installation Court MASTER ROBERT MERRETT SENIOR WARDEN JOHN BENNETT MBE MIDDLE WARDEN  JASON VAN PRAAGH JUNIOR WARDEN ANGELA KNIGHT CBE New/Re-elected...

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INTERVIEW WITH THE LORD MAYOR

The 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman William Russell joins Karina Robinson, Master of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, for a chat.The Lord Mayor is the Ambassador for the City of London – the UK’s financial and professional services - which is responsible for around 12% of the UK’s tax revenues.  In a world of geopolitical upheavals,...

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CYBER SECURITY: MASTER'S WEBINAR WITH ANDY BATES 29th JUNE 11:00 LONDON

Our next  webinar will take place on Monday 29th June at 11:00 am.  The webinar will be hosted on CISI's Zoom platform and will be shared with our friends in CISI and the Institute of Chartered Bankers.Click here to register, if you are not a member of CISI when you are asked for a membership number when registering write N/A:   https://bit.ly/2CpcXQJ Cyber risk is a...

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Here is advanced notice of three planned on-line webinars for WCIB members.  Full details will be circulated when they are ready.  DATE/TIME EVENT 29th June 11:00-12:00 Master interviewing Andy Bates, of the Global Cyber Alliance, a not for profit set up by the City of London Policy and the District Attorney’s office of NY. It now has many other partners, including a...

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Talk & Toast Dame Inga Beale and Antonio Simoes

The latest Talk & Toast power couple are Dame Inga Beale, former CEO of the Lloyds insurance market and now a NED, and Antonio Simoes, former head of Global Private Banking at HSBC who has just moved to become CEO of Europe for Santander. As part of the Master’s Open Door, Open City theme for her year, they discuss the future of the insurance & banking industry, the new type of leadership...

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Talk & Toast Episode 4: Nicole Sierra-Rolet and Xavier Rolet

Do listen to the latest in our WCIB series of "Talk & Toast Breakfasts" with power couples, highlighting the human side of the City. In this revealing interview the former CEO of the LSE and Senior Advisor to CQS Xavier Rolet KBE talks about China standing at a cross roads as it makes the decision on how develop its financial system; global governance; the economic impact of Covid-19 and...

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Mansion House Banquet 2020

350 WCIB members and their guests attended the Annual Banquet of the Company at The Mansion House on 26th February 2020 and heard a speech by Alison Rose, Chief Executive of the RBS Group.  Here is a montage of photos of the event created by Charles Marsden-Smedley from pictures taken by Andy Sillett http://www.sillettphotography.com/   

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Mansion House Scholars at the WCIB banquet on 26th February 2020

We were delighted to welcome students from the 2019/20 cohort of the Mansion House Scholarship Scheme to the WCIB Annual Banquet at Mansion House on 26th February 2020 together with Neill O'Connor, Secretary to the scheme and their mentors from the Company. Among the Mansion House scholars attending were Luis Villar (Brazil) , Murilo Nunes (Brazil), Aman Vashistra Mishra (India), Fredy Kyule...

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Alex Short wins 2019 WCIB Lombard Prize

Alex Short, Cass MBA candidate, pugilist, gourmand and the WCIB’s 2019 Lombard Prize Winner receives his award at the Mansion House Banquet.A compelling entry from Cass Business School’s Alex Short secured the Livery Company’s acclaimed Lombard Prize for the 10th time for the City based Business School.  Click here to read the Executive Summary of Alex's submission for the prize....

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Freedom Ceremony 28th January 2020

On 28th January 2020 nine new Freemen of the Company made their Declarations in front of the Master, Wardens and Court at Furniture Makers' Hall.  All nine became Freemen by Redemption following payment of their Freedom Fines.  Many congratulations to Bob Barclay, Frank Brown, Mohamed Daghem, Kalm Paul-Christian, Ritchie Robertson, Shamir Sanghrajka, Matthew Stevens, Rajiv Vyas and...

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