CISI Scotland branch raises over £1,500 for Action for Children at Awards Dinner ​

By Lora Benson | Sep 20, 2016

Top performing CISI exam achievers were recognised at the Scotland branch’s principle social occasion of the year, which also raised £1,543.75 for Action for Children

John Sergeant, political correspondent and author, spoke at this year’s event, held at the George Hotel in Edinburgh. Other speakers were Grant McFarlane, Fundraising Manager at Action for Children and Chris Clark MCSI, CISI President, Scotland branch.

Chris said: "The Scotland Dinner 2016 was a triumphant, memorable evening celebrating the excellence of our award winners, of networking between CISI members and their guests, of raising funds for a worthy charity in Action for Children and of entertainment by guest speaker and sometime Strictly come dancing competitor John Sergeant. The hard work by the committee and the events team was evident in the smooth running of the event and immediate enquiries about next year's dinner!"

More than 1,300 exams were sat in Scotland in the past award year, with the evening specifically recognising the successes of outstanding exam candidates working in Scotland (see below listing). The event was also an opportunity to congratulate CISI Scotland members for achieving Chartered Member or Chartered Wealth Manager status between 1 August 2015 and 31 August 2016.

Top table guests included the speakers and the branch president; also Andrew Welsh, Director and Founder, Meraki Talent; Dr Arman Eshraghi, Senior Lecturer, Finance, University of Edinburgh, and Paul Hughes, Chair, Scottish Committee, CFA UK.

Sponsors were Meraki Talent and GAM.

Award winners
While it is important to continue to celebrate the efforts and achievements of everyone who has passed exams and completed qualifications, the event specifically recognised the successes of our outstanding candidates working in Scotland.

CISI Diploma Scottish Winner Award 2015
James Mulholland MCSI, Speirs & Jeffrey

Investment Advice Diploma Scottish Winner Award 2015
Jennifer O’Neill ACSI, Quilter Cheviot

Capital Markets Programme Scottish Winner Award 2015
 Mhairi Wilson ACSI, Bank of Scotland

Chartered Wealth Manager Qualification Scottish Winner Award 2015
Claire MacLean MCSI, Investec Wealth & Investment

Private Client Investment Advice & Management Scottish Winner Award 2015
John Waddell MCSI, JM Taylor Financial Services

Diploma in Investment Compliance Scottish Winner Award 2015
Lisa Ramage MCSI, Turcan Connell Asset Management

Advanced Certificate in Global Securities Operations
Scottish Winner Award 2015
Keith Plummer MCSI, HSBC Securities

Advanced Certificate in Operational Risk Scottish Winner Award 2015
Louise Gildea, Morgan Stanley

Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) Scottish Winner Award 2015
Joanna Brooks, Baillie Gifford

Introduction to Investment: The Foundation Qualification
Outstanding Achievement Award 2015
Gautam Joshi ACSI, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Renata Nemeth, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Mike Green, BlackRock