These are a result of generous donations from those connected to the industry, who, together with the charity, are committed to promoting opportunities, diversity and access to this thriving and changing industry.
The charity aims to promote the education of young people between the age of 18 and 25 by the award of bursaries to study for financial qualifications that may assist them towards gaining a future career in the field of investment management. If you would like to contribute to the efforts of the charity and to the next round of bursary awards, please visit our donation page at Investment Managers’ Charitable Trust (investmentcharity.org.uk).
“Thanks to the support from the Trustees, strengthening my knowledge will allow me to continue being a role model and an effective representative for those who will walk in similar footsteps.”
“This bursary has enabled me to move closer to my ambition of working in the investment management industry. Thank you for your investment in my future.”
“Receiving this award, not only will allow me to focus on my goals through education which I really enjoy, but also provides me a means to excel in my career by attaining relevant qualifications.”
Please see below for more details on the IMCT bursary recipients.
Machi is an incredibly determined young woman, currently attending her first year of reading Chemistry at University College London.
She devotes her full focus to her studies delivering impressive results and still finds the time to help the community via promoting initiatives to increase female participation in finance and tutoring and supporting students from disadvantaged communities.
Machi has been keen to get involved in finance since the early days of her school career. She has worked hard to take advantage of all opportunities available, and she feels that the IMC qualification will be the right addition to broaden her understanding of financial markets.
On receiving the IMCT bursary, Machi writes:
Dear Members of the Investment Managers’ Charitable Trust,
Expressing my immense gratitude in words will not suffice how thankful I am to the IMC Trust team members for the extreme kindness they have shown to me. Such a bursary in my life can never be forgotten and will be one major stepping stone in supporting my career pathway. I am always encouraged to put myself forward to seize any opportunities that will provide enough leverage to break social barriers that individuals like myself can face. My career choice has been a concern for me, coming from a STEM background stepping into finance. Therefore, I am truly blessed and honoured to be a recipient of this bursary where I can widen and grow my knowledge of financial concepts to equip me for a career in finance.
Thanks to the support from the Trustees, strengthening my knowledge will allow me to continue being a role model and an effective representative for those who will walk in similar footsteps. By providing a mentor from whom I can learn a lot, I am one step closer to achieving the goals and ambitions I have planned out for myself. I am grateful that I can continue my passion for learning and excel in my career.
Sincerely, Machi Onuorah
Tahir is a very determined young man currently attending his fourth year of Business Management at the University of East London.
Tahir “discovered” asset management during his university years, and the passion he developed for the subject has helped him to improve his results and orientated his studies since.
He is passionate about pursuing a career in Sustainable Asset Management and applied for the IMCT bursary for the IMC qualification to be a better-equipped candidate when he begins looking for a career in the space.
On receiving the IMCT bursary, Tahir writes:
Dear Investment Management Charitable Trust Trustees,
I want to express my gratitude at being selected to receive this bursary to study the Investment Management Certificate (IMC). I truly appreciate the opportunity and responsibility that comes with receiving this contribution.
As a former Business Management student, I never knew which direction to take my career. I was fortunate enough to have discovered the exciting and dynamic industry of Investment Management. In my pursuit of getting into the industry, the financial challenges I faced has helped me to appreciate the value of education and kindness towards one another. I feel that your generosity is the opportunity I have been waiting and working towards, in order to get into investment management. I cannot wait to make the most out of this chance. Studying the IMC will not only deepen my industry knowledge, but also allow me to connect with the fantastic people along the way.
This is the start of an exciting journey for me, and I am grateful for the trust helping me. Once I am in the profession, I hope to make positive impacts to as wide a range of people as possible, as I understand the magnitude in which it can change lives for the better. I hope to one day pass on a similar level of kindness this bursary has given me, to others in a similar position.
This bursary has enabled me to move closer towards my ambition of working in the investment management industry. Thank you for your investment in my future.
Sincerely, Tahir Osei
Shuyej is a very bright individual with an MSc degree in Statistics and Computational Finance from the University of York, with impressive quantitative skills.
From early days in his student career, he has been involved with all aspects of economics, either as a student, an intern, or a mentee. He sees fund management as the discipline which brings together financial markets and economics, and he is fascinated by its complexity and scope.
He sees the IMC qualification as the first step to broaden his knowledge of finance and follow his dream.
On receiving the IMCT bursary, Shuyej writes:
I hope you are doing well. I am writing this letter to thank you and share some insight as to why this bursary award is very important to me.
My name is Shuyej, and I am of Bangladeshi heritage. I have attended the University of Bristol studying for a BSc degree in Economics, achieving a 2.1 (58%), and I have attended the University of York studying for a MSc degree in Statistics and Computational Finance, achieving a merit (65%).
Continuing, I have grown up in Tower Hamlets, which was and still is predominately of Bangladeshi residents. However, many teenagers and young adults specifically of Bangladeshi heritage from Tower Hamlets, often at times, resort to anti-social activities, due to limited opportunities. I always knew I wanted to excel in a career in Financial Services, and after an internship at Advent Investment, I knew working in the buy side would be ideal. Therefore, receiving this award not only will allow me to focus on my goals through education which I really enjoy, but also provide me a means to excel in my career by attaining relevant qualifications. Thank you for making the process of attaining the IMC qualification easier, by allowing me to afford to pay for the cost of these exams. Like myself, and other Bangladeshi people from Tower Hamlets, opportunities are limited, and I am very grateful for receiving this bursary award.
Kind regards, Shuyej Uddin