For a business school, redesigning and adjusting its training programs to meet the employment market’s rapidly evolving needs when it comes to new recruits is an ongoing challenge. It requires discussions, initiatives and a shared vision with key players in each industry. This approach is at the core of the International University of Monaco’s strategy.
To this end, last year, the International University of Monaco and Barclays Monaco have established a partnership aimed at creating synergies between both institutions, even beyond Monaco’s borders.
As part of this partnership, on May 18, Barclays Monaco team has welcomed twenty-three students from the Msc in Finance program to participate to the « Next Generation Day », a discovery of the capital markets and a dialogue with the main Barclays Monaco financial specialists.
On the morning, they attended two conferences. During the first one, Mr. Henk Potts, Barclays Global Investment Strategist, shared his insights on the 2016 global economy and forecasts. During the second part of the morning, Mr. Deddy Gan, Head of Barclays Accelerator, presented Barclays’ support of FinTech development. As an example, Mr. Alex Housley (Founder & CEO of Seldon) shared his entrepreneurial insights on the Fintech industry and specifically on Barclays’ contribution to his company’s growth.
« Such access and interaction with Barclays staff and its executive team is the kind of exposure young professionals want and we were not disappointed yesterday. Two great presentations on global macro outlook and the fintech landscape were captivating and inspirational. » Christian Vicere, Italian/Canadian
In the afternoon, the MSc in Finance students participated to an « Investment simulation competition» created by Barclays’ investment teams. This immersive practice raised students’ awareness about the necessity to build a structured and responsible approach to investing, including geopolitical and monetary impacts.
« Thank you for the wonderful experience you have provided to the entire MSc. Finance team. The Investment game was challenging and interesting. The chance to adjust your investments with only such brief information and taking advantage of the market in a short time made us think about everything we have learned and how we need to be sharp in our approach in dealing with client’s investments. » Manan Mehta, Indian
To end the day, an award ceremony and reception took place in the unique setting of Barclays’ Monaco safe deposit room, in the presence of government representatives, managers of both institutions and local press. On this occasion, and for the 2nd year, Mr. Francesco Grosoli, CEO of the Monaco Branch and Global Head of EMEA Private Banking of Barclays, presented to Gregory Moscato, Director of the IUM Master of Science in Finance, Barclays’ sponsorship of MSc in Finance students for their upcoming study track in London.
« I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the organisers of the Barclays Day. The event was really interesting and the closing was amazing. All the Barclays employees were very helpful and kind. I am sure that – as it was promised – we will long remember for this event. » Daniel Kelemen, Hungarian
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