Rock n roll politics at the Scotland branch annual dinner and awards night

British TV presenter and political columnist Steve Richards was guest speaker at the event, held on 5 September 2019 at DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow


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Steve Richards, who has written columns for the Guardian, Independent, New Statesman, and Spectator, brought elements of his Rock N Roll Politics one-man show to the after-dinner speech.

CISI Scotland branch president Maggie Lindsay, Chartered FCSI said: "The event was a wonderful celebration of achievement, with awards being presented to the hardest working students from across the Scotland region."

With the help of a fundraising raffle, over 140 guests contributed a total of £1,500, including gift aid, in aid of the Winning Scotland Foundation, which works to empower all young people in Scotland to be ambitious, versatile and resilient with the self-belief to succeed.

View the full speech here View the photo gallery here

Some of the top table guests were: Sir John Curtis, Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde; Dr Brahma Sanjukta, senior lecturer in finance, Glasgow Caledonian University; Susan Clements, CISI global director of learning; John Cubitt, Chartered FCSI, Chartered Wealth Manager, Cunningham Coates; Colin Anderson ACSI, CISI client relationship manager; Daniel Broby, senior lecturer in accounting & finance, University of Strathclyde; Richard Orr, senior development manager, Winning Scotland Foundation; Tony Foster, senior investment manager, Aberdeen Standard; and Andrew Welsh, chief executive officer, Meraki Talent.

Congratulations to our award achievers

Investment Advice Diploma 
Mark Barry ACSI, Spiers & Jeffrey

Investment Operations Certificate
Derek Robertson ACSI, Smith & William Investment Management, Glasgow

Chartered Wealth Manager  
David Smith, Chartered MCSI, Tilney

Diploma in Corporate Finance, Corporate Finance Strategy & Advice
John Hamilton MCSI, Piper Jaffray

Private Client Investment Advice & Management
Andrew Gordon MCSI, Brewin Dolphin

Portfolio Construction Theory
David Semmens, Chartered MCSI, Wealthify

Global Operations Management
Julie Hedley, Chartered MCSI, Brewin Dolphin

Published: 03 Oct 2019
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