Richard Mayne

A1424421_10152044825939153_1248376218_ns many of you know, Richard was tragically killed on board the MH17 flight on Ukraine’s Russian border. Richard was an active member of the society, attending many of the events we held in the past year. He showed ambition and drive in his efforts to learn about the industry. Having spent a lot of time with Richard within our time studying mathematics, he proved himself an intelligent yet grounded person.

Outside of academia, he was an established rugby player representing the university on many occasions throughout his first year at Leeds. Whilst he was a fierce competitor on the pitch, he was known more for his camaraderie and wicked sense of humour off of it. Richard was travelling to play rugby and study abroad when the incident occurred. I can only imagine the excitement he must have felt after enduring an injury hit season last year.

Most of all, Richard was a kind and empathetic character that actively went out of his way to help others. Earlier this year Richard climbed to Everest base camp,  raising 2500 for the charity Kidasha that seeks to help disadvantaged children in Nepal. His just giving page can be found here below; Since his death the number of donations has increased dramatically to around 14000 now, ensuring that Richard’s good will is continued.

As a friend, Richard will be sorely missed. He was certainly a force for good in this world and we hope that the incredible amount he achieved in such a short space of time is what he will ultimately be remembered for. Our thoughts and best wishes are extended to his family from the society’s committee and all of its members, and I hope all of the incredible testimonies about Richard are of some comfort at this time.

Thomas Akrigg

President

If anyone wishes to pay tribute to Richard, there are several people on social media that are compiling tributes that will be sent to his family, one of which can be found here.

Click on the following link for the donation page:

https://www.justgiving.com/Richard-Mayne1/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=shares-from-email&utm_campaign=sponsor-receipt-email-share-facebook&utm_content=Richard-Mayne1 

Committee Position Available

Fund Manager- beginning September 2014

The role of Fund Manager was not filled at our AGM held in May and as a result of this we are still in the process of taking applications for the position. The Fund Manager will be in charge of the virtual/real money fund that we are looking to run next year for our members to take part in. We are on the lookout for someone;

  • That is up to date with current market data and information
  • Is knowledgeable about how to read the fundamental data used to value stocks
  • Is capable of running teams working in a variety of sectors within equities
  • Has the determination to make this ambitious project successful
  • Preferably has some experience on the kind of trading platforms we use, that can be Plus 500 or something similar
  • Able to dedicate free time to developing their own skills and knowledge within the role first

You don’t have to be very experienced or well versed with trading. We have alumni on hand to consult you on how to grow into your role. This position is ideal for people that are applying for Sales and Trading roles either for summer internships or graduate roles. If you are interested, please email contact@luutis.co.uk leaving your name, mobile number, degree course and year of study and we will respond to you with the next steps in the process.

An Evening with PwC

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get to know PwC better at our Autumn Careers Evening. Come and meet our people who will include recent joiners, our recruitment team and senior members of staff.You’ll discover why PwC is the first choice for a career in business; why students have voted us number one in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey for ten years running and why, right from day one, you’ll feel part of something special.

We don’t think you’ll be disappointed. This is just the start of your relationship with PwC.

Get the low-down on the work our people are passionate about and get answers to any questions you might have.

Gain a deep understanding of where you could fit in.

Get help and advice with your application.

Find out about our other events on campus or at one of our offices.

Register your place by signing up online.

Take the opportunity of a lifetime.

www.pwc.com/uk/careers/events/leeds-evening

LUUTIS Makeover

Leeds University Trading and Investment Society has made radical changes over the summer. As we race towards the start of the academic year, we will be posting lots of new events and information about the forthcoming year! We have brand new sponsors and connections with organisations that we will be looking to make the most of this year.

By joining LUUTIS this forthcoming academic year, you will really begin to see the benefits of what the society has to offer. We will be having more socials, more events and a lot more interaction with our members.

The Virtual Fund will be runing again this year and will be led by George Hillman, our designated Fund Manager. He will be looking to recruit Fund Managers and Analysts for particular sectors. Applications for the roles will be opening up shortly.

Watch this space.