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City Speaker Series

The Master of Finance City Speaker Series provides a further stream of practical financial expertise to the degree. It also provides students regular networking opportunities with finance professionals. The speakers are experts in their fields working at the daily cutting edge of applied finance.

We aim to cover a wide range of subjects, institutions, product areas and roles. The subjects will be determined by the speakers themselves, with a focus on topical themes, deals and business problems that they have faced.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, and a small group of students will accompany the speaker to dinner.

Recent speakers

  • Perry Boyle, Managing Director
    SAC Capital Advisors
  • Adam Cohen, Senior Director 
    Societe Generale
  • Anne-Marie Fleurbaaij, Senior Vice President 
    GIC
  • Tirad Mahmoud , CEO 
    Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
  • Mark Fitzgerald , Managing Director - Global Markets Strategy Group
    Blackrock
  • Kristine Braden, Managing Director, Head of Europe Global Subsidiaries Group
    Citi
  • Chris McHugh, Investment Banking Europe (IBEU)
    HSBC
  • Adam Sorab, Head of Investor Relations at CQS
    CQS
  • Paul Tucker, Partner at Egerton
    Egerton Capital
  • Richard Evans, Chief Risk Officer, Institutional Clients Group
    Citibank
  • Charles Sherwood, Partner
    Permira
  • Rick Lacaille, Global Chief Investment Officer
    State Street Global Advisors
  • Ewan Kirk, Founder
    Cantab Capital
  • Pierre Cherki, Managing Director of RREEF
    Deutsche Bank
  • Randall Dillard, Partner and CIO
    Liongate Capital Management
  • Dania Seiglie, Managing Director, Energy
    Societe Generale, Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Jamie Walton, Managing Director, Head of global macro quants
    Morgan Stanley
  • Andrea Traversone, Partner, Wireless Telecommunications sector
    Amadeus Capital Partners
  • Michael Wilkins, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance Ratings group
    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
  • Tom Hall, Equity Partner and Co-Head of the Media team
    Apax Partners UK
  • Philip Yates, Partner
    Perella Weinberg Partners
  • Hosein Khajeh-Hosseiny, Managing Director and Head of Global Private Equity Investments
    Northgate Capital
  • Gerhard Grueter, Managing Partner
    Sapia Partners
  • Alan Brown, Senior Advisor
    Schroders
  • Omar Askari, Portfolio Manager
    Reech REIM LLP
  • Nick O'Donohoe, CEO
    Big Society Capital
  • Chris Eagle, Head of European Foreign Exchange Sales
    Jeffries
  • Helen Steers, Partner
    Pantheon Ventures
The City Speaker Series and dinners have been a wonderful chance to meet and engage with a wide range of industry professionals from all fields of finance. We were able to get advice and recommendations for job applications as well as our career development.
Aytac Aydogan, MFin 2011
The MFin attracts seasoned practitioners from various financial sectors who share their experience and insights with us. I met my current manager during a City Speaker seminar, and subsequently I secured a job at his hedge fund in London.
Stephen Wong, MFin 2012