Thursday 24 September saw another very successful RGS London Professionals event take place at Commerzbank in the backdrop of magnificent views over Guildhall and the city.
We were very fortunate to have Peter Dixon (Commerzbank’s Global Ecquities Economist) scheduled as our keynote speaker for the evening presenting his views on Exit Strategies and the Eurozone. Peter is routinely sought by the media and a variety of institutions to provide views on economic and market issues and had appeared on Channel 4 earlier that day.
The presentation was then followed by a short Q&A session from the floor. We were lucky to have Michael Axelrod (International Trade Advisor, UK Trade & Investment Team) and Marc Benton (OR 1990 – MD, Head of Europe Energy Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank) join Peter on the panel to field questions ranging from the troubles that Volkswagen are currently experiencing to UK trade links with China.
The evening finished with the opportunity for the group to network and socialise. It was especially pleasing to see such a wide spectrum of attendees at various stages of their career. We had current RGS Sixth Form Economic students, recent leavers who are just starting out on graduate programmes and Managing Directors who have years of experience behind them. It was fantastic to see all these groups mingling and chatting with each other in a relaxed professional environment.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the support of Chris Day (OR 1978 – General Manager, Head of Leveraged Finance at Commerzbank) for making the evening such a success.
Our next event is planned for the new year, which we are hoping will follow a Marketing and Communications theme so please let the foundation team know if you would like to attend. Also if you would be willing to host a RGS Professionals event, please get in contact.