Friday, 15 April 2011

Future Faces - Easter Bunnies

The first Future Faces of 2011 was also my first introduction to an Abchurch event, which had an impressive turnout of over 100 guests, specifically 100 of the City’s future faces. Many junior analysts, brokers and fund managers joined us, along with a healthy spattering of journalists!

Feedback on the day indicated it was another resounding success, with conversation and laughter flowing well into the afternoon.

What made this particular event unique was the addition of live music, supplied by The Robbie Boyd Band, an eclectic mix of talented musicians with a uniquely “Funky Folk” sound. It set the fun and informal atmosphere in the room as guests were treated to delicious canap├ęs, Champagne, Corona and a range of organic sparkling juices.

Being my first event of this nature it was slightly daunting meeting so many new faces from different industries but you suddenly realise that there are others in the same position, with the biggest turn out to date and lots of new faces everyone was in the same position. Personally I met some really interesting people and had some fascinating conversations and it was particularly inspiring to hear so many compliments about the Abchurch Team and how much people have enjoyed previous events organised by them.

As an intern this is really exciting to hear and I must say the event was really impressive, not only in turnout but in the attention to detail that could be seen throughout. From the colour co-ordination of the bright purple Easter eggs, to the waiters always on hand to top up your glass and a menu that was topped off with sorbet and miniature Lindt Chocolate bunnies, the choice of catering, music and company were a great combination and it certainly exceeded my expectations. Gladly the length of my internship means I will be attending the next one of these awesome quarterly events!…..


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Friday, 1 April 2011

Out and about in March

The end of March has brought with it an exciting diary of events and networking for the Abchurch Team. This week started with Mark heading down for a day at The Cheltenham Gold Cup, as a guest of finnCap. A great day promised with the weather clear and bright although ultimately there were more losers than winners as the group headed back to London that evening. As well as keeping up with a number of contacts in corporate finance and broking, Mark was introduced to the finnCap sales team and their respective clients.

This was followed by the Merchant Securities Spring Party on the evening of 24th March, attended by Julian. It was held at Paternoster Chophouse, located by St Paul’s Cathedral. Paternoster specialises in traditional British cuisine and the menu for the evening was aptly named ‘A taste of Britain.’ The turnout was fantastic and included brokers, analysts and other City advisers. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening filled with good company, fine wine and delicious food, a big Thank you to Merchant Securities for inviting us along.

At the same time as the Merchant Securities Spring Party, four of the Abchaps headed to the Nabarro Corporate Associate Drinks at Beduin Bar in Central London for an informal and relaxed evening with the Nabarro team. It was a chance to meet some new faces and network with a range of financial advisers based in the City over a much deserved glass of wine.

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