On February 15th Henderson Global Investors hosted Investment 2020’s Insight Day
Attracting over 50 students from schools across the UK and from the Career Ready programme to partake in an interactive day giving an insight into Investment Management.
This particular event aims to give students considering a career within Asset Management a taste for life in Finance. The aim of the day was to broaden their knowledge of what the sector offers, what opportunities are available as well giving students the opportunity to network and hear personal experiences of professionals in Asset Management.
Morgan McKinley partners with Investment 2020 and hosted an interactive workshop that focused on networking and the importance of a first impression. Seven of our London based consultants who specialise in Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Risk and Business Support within Asset Management offered their support and advice on the market and some helpful tips to help the students in the world of employment.
We started the session with theory based work on networking which then lead to an example of what not to do. Adam Ellwood (Team Leader, Investment Management Finance) acted as an scruffy interviewee, and we then asked the students to pick out what they thought was good and bad. This then led to a workshop where the students created personalised Elevator Pitches, which they presented to fellow students and to Morgan McKinley consultants, from making a strong first impression to asking the recipient for advice.
The session was a real success; it gave the students a safe environment where they could explore and demonstrate their strengths as well as having one to one feedback from our consultants to help them build their confidence, perfect their handshakes and deliver open questions. It was an absolute pleasure to have had the opportunity to be involved with this workshop and to actively see the student use the tips provided by our consultants. We rounded off the session with feedback on what the students had learnt and left them ready to network with potential employers over lunch.
Investment 2020 is a fantastic programme that promotes Asset Management to diverse talent and grass roots level on behalf of the UK’s largest investment companies, many of whom are our clients at Morgan McKinley, including; Henderson Global Investors, Aberdeen Asset Management, BlackRock, GAM, Legal & General Investment Management, M&G Investments, Old Mutual Global Investors etc.
A special thanks goes to the Morgan McKinley team for their time and efforts, including, Emma Greaves, Michael Elliott, Amy Maguire, Tereza Tomasova, Adam Ellwood, James Johnston and Amila Kapetanovic.
For all aspiring Investment Management school leavers and graduates, or for those simply wanting to know more about the industry, I would definitely recommend registering with Investment 2020. Myself and the team will be back for an Insights Day in the October 2017 half terms!
Amila Kapetanovic | Consultant, UK Accounting & Finance