City firms reward Swansea graduates
Three postgraduate students from Swansea University's School of Business and Economics have been recognised by top City firms for their excellent academic performance on the Master of Finance course.
The School of Business and Economics prides itself both on the quality of its degree programmes and the extremely strong relationships that it has developed with industry and commerce.
Professor Mike Adams, Chair of Corporate Finance at the University, said: "Our links with the Financial Sector are integral to the success of our degree programmes in Finance, and it is hugely beneficial to count some of the world's most influential financial organisations as partners of the School of Business and Economics."
Lijana Baublyte (pictured below), 23, from Lithuania, won the IMC Group prize of £350 for her paper on Contemporary Finance Issues.
She was awarded her prize by IMC's Managing Director, Tony Gregory, who said: "It is a pleasure for IMC to support the Contemporary Finance Issues course at Swansea University.
"The course covers a range of financial and risk management topics that are important to the financial services sector in which our company operates. We are also very pleased to acknowledge Ms Baublyte's achievement in being top student on the course."
The Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank prize of £250 for the best paper in Financial Markets and Financial Institutions was won by Hale Abdul Kader, 28, from Syria (pictured below).
Hale will shortly be taking up her position as the Endowed Agnes Hempsell Doctoral Scholar at the Centre for Risk and Insurance Studies at the University of Nottingham.
The Grant Thornton prize of £350 for the best paper in Risk Management and Derivatives was won by Sze Yuen Kwok, 22, from Hong Kong. Mr Kwok will be awarded his prize in September 2007.
Professor Adams said: "We are very pleased that financial firms in the City of London recognise the achievement of our postgraduate students. The high standard of academic achievement attained by these three students is reflective of the high quality of international students that are being attracted to our postgraduate programmes in Finance.
"My colleagues and I wish the three prize winning students the very best of luck in their future careers in academia and business."
For further information about the School of Business and Economics at Swansea University, visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/business/.