As 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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org leaving your name, mobile number, degree course and year of study and we will respond to you with the next steps in the process.
We are proud to annouce Citi as our new sponsors for 2013/2014!
We will be working in partnership throughout the year to bring lots of new events to our members.
Applications for Citi will be opening in early September. Please see this link for further details: Citi
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.
To join the society visit the Leeds University Union website using this link: UNION
If you have any queries then email us on: email@example.com
Look forward to seeing you at our future events!
I am pleased to present the first annual LUUTIS brochure.
Many thanks to all those who contributed.
View LUUTIS Annual Brochure 2011 Online