Daily Archives: June 25, 2014

Are you struggling to study in the library? Do you want to meet economists, investment bankers, strategists and corporate financiers from the City’s largest buy and sell-side institutions? FT Alphaville, the daily news and commentary service for financial market professionals, is hosting a debut financial festival on Wednesday 2nd July 2014 and we have discount tickets for MBA students.

The festival will take place in the City of London, in a big white tent at the Honourable Artillery Company. It will feature talks from Peking University professor Michael Pettis and activist Carson Block; problems solved live by FT agony aunt Lucy Kellaway; and a pub quiz run by FT Management Editor Andrew Hill. There will also be a panel discussion titled Is this Nuts? with Bank of England executive director Andrew Haldane and the chance to network inside inflatable igloos. Read more

Are you interested in a career in finance? Confidence has grown in the financial markets but is it the best route to take? Or would an MBA be a better choice? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts.

On the panel are:

Kate Lander, head of education for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at the CFA Institute
Andrew Clare, professor of asset management at City University Cass Business School
Heidi Pickett, director of the Master of Finance programme at MIT Sloan School of Management
Mark Shackleton, professor of finance at Lancaster University Management School
Emma Boyde, FT Business Education Reporter and FT Lexicon Editor

Moderated by Charlotte Clarke  

A team from the National University of Singapore Business School took part in the recent case competition at Yale. But although the team came third blogger Kishitji Gopal has reservations. The team’s presentation skills were not what they should be he says and Asian schools need to improve in this area  Read more