Monday 11 July 2011

Future Faces – Bring on the summer

Future Faces on a Friday – now that is a great way to celebrate the end of another productive week in the City. The sun even poked its head out around midday, making the spectacular views from the office even more dazzling and setting the mood for the afternoon.

After the success of our last Future Faces party, The Robbie Boyd Band was back, entertaining guests with their Funky Folk sound and setting a really relaxed and informal tone to the afternoon. The party saw a mixture of the City’s up and coming analysts, brokers, and fund managers, mingling over canapés, while sipping Corona and chilled wine. For the more sensible and restrained of us there was a choice of summery, organic sparkling juices.

The turnout was great and the market banter gave all of us reason to think (and hope!) that maybe there are a few more deals out there, a pleasant change from most Julys when things in the City are starting to wind down for the summer. Quincy was MIA for this event, helping his family move house in Nigeria. His loud personality (and even louder voice) was missed but it was exciting to meet a lot of new faces who had not attended one of our events before and in return they got to meet the newest Abchaps, Jamie and myself. All in all it was a fantastic opportunity to get to know lots of new names and companies.

As Abchurch’s most recent graduate recruit, I was thoroughly impressed with the afternoon; as a newcomer to the City – it was a great way to get a better understanding of how things work and where everyone fits, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Olly B

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