Committee

Yasmin Rufo

Yasmin Rufo

Co-President
Yasmin is a second year Politics student at Hild Bede College. Prior to university, Yasmin had work experience at BAML and Goldman Sachs. Last Easter, she completed spring weeks at Credit Suisse, Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Nomura, as well as a summer internship at PwC. This summer, she will be interning in Sales & Trading at Morgan Stanley. Outside of her studies, Yasmin is the social secretary for the Politics and International Relations society as well as being involved on various committees at the Durham Union. She is also a member of Durham Student Theatre and has been in several plays this year.
Danielle Cuaycong

Danielle Cuaycong

Co-President
Danielle is a second year student studying Economics and Geography. Prior to university, she took a gap year and undertook an internship as an 'AlphaScholar' at AlphaSights and a journalism intern at ABS-CBN in the Philippines. She has completed spring weeks at Lazard, Barclays, Perella Weinberg Partners, Deutsche Bank, Man Group and McKinsey. She is an incoming Investment Banking summer analyst at Evercore. Outside of her studies, Danielle is involved with Economics Society, Filipino Society and the St Aidan's College Charity Fashion Show.
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Manan Mehta

Vice-President
Manan is a second year student at St Aidan's College studying Economics.
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Sam Laurenti

Treasurer
Sam is a first year student studying Mathematics and enjoys rowing in his spare time. He completed an insight week at Schroder’s last summer and will complete work experience at Jupiter this summer.
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Jack Gregory

Secretary
Jack is first year reading for a B.A. in Economics at Josephine Butler College. During his time at Durham, he has enjoyed playing for his College Cricket team in addition to developing his financial knowledge with his role as an Investment Fund analyst. Over the Easter break, he is looking forward to completing a Spring Week with Lazard. Jack loves to teach and will be spending his summer in the Mediterranean teaching people how to sail.
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Jamie Kopelowitz

Sponsorship Officer
Jamie is a first-year student at Van Mildert College reading for a BA in Economics. This Easter, he completed insight programmes at KPMG and M&G Prudential. Prior to university, he had work experience at Marex Spectron in the Agriculture division. In his spare time at university, he enjoys playing football for the Durham Men’s 3s as well as for Van Mildert College. He also tutors GCSE and A level students in Mathematics outside of term time.
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Sasha Zaroubin

Sponsorship Officer
Sasha is a first year student reading for a BA in History and Economics at Hatfield College. Prior to Durham, Sasha completed an internship in the markets division at Lloyds Bank and was involved with the Centre for Social Justice, a prominent political think-tank. During Easter, he’s completing Spring Weeks at Lazard, Evercore, PJT Partners and Citi. Outside of his studies, he heads a student political think-tank, is involved with ‘Pink Speak’ (an ENACTUS project) and enjoys playing tennis.
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Guy Routledge

Events Manager
Guy is a first year student studying Modern languages at Hild Bede.
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Mahek Vara

Events Officer
Mahek is a first year Maths and Computer Scientist at Hild Bede. She will be completing three Spring Weeks at Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and Blackrock. Outside of her studies, Mahek is an award-winning Founder and CEO of Code Camp, a charity to promote coding to children running primarily in India but also has reached Saudi Arabia; she is currently planning to introduce a new global initiative to promote tech. She is also on the organising team for DurHack
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David Weaver

Investment Fund Manager
David is a second year student reading Economics at St Cuthberts Society. Before starting university, he completed work experience as an intern at a Hedge Fund called Salt Rock Capital LLP in London. In his first year he gained a summer internship as an analyst with TerraProtein Equity Partners, a corporate finance firm based in Edinburgh. Outside of David’s studies, he has been involved in the Durham University Charity Fashion Show and Aggression Sessions, a charity boxing event in Durham. He has been an analyst for the Student Investment Fund for the past year and will be interning at Investec this summer in the Treasury, Products and Distribution Sector.
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Oscar Wright

Investment Fund Manager
Oscar is a third year Cuth’s student reading for a BA in Economics. Before starting university, he completed a work experience placement at Deutsche Bank. Aside from studies, he took part in the charity boxing event Aggression Sessions and also enjoys playing rugby for my college. Throughout second year I was an analyst for the Investment Fund and look forward to having more responsibility and exposure to investing as the Fund Manager.
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Maro Sohn

Market Report Officer
Maro is a second year Economics and Politics student. As part of St Aidan's College, he was the JCR Vice Chair in second year and is currently the Charities and Fundraising Officer. He has played football over the years and currently plays for St Aidan's. As an international student, he likes to travel, especially around South East Asia or southern Europe. Furthermore, he has worked at various business conferences including the 2018 International Realty Exposition and the 2017 Import-Export Business Conference, both held in Seoul.
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Charlie Longford

Market Report Editor
Charlie is a first year on the mathematics course with the goal of specialising in the applied statistical side of the subject. He is a keen member of the Durham University Rugby Club and enjoys playing frequently in the week. This Easter he will be completing Spring weeks at Macquarie, BNP Paribas and RBC. This Summer he will be travelling independently around South East Asia.
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Kusum Sull

Initiatives Officer
Kusum is a second year student studying Finance.

Diversity Statistics

Female Co-Presidents

  • Yasmin Rufo and Danielle Cuaycong elected as the 2019-2020 Co-Presidents of DUFS.
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Females in Finance

  • 30% increase in female members over the past year.
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Study a wide variety of subjects

  • We encourage students of all disciplines to get involved in our society!
  • 82% study Non-Finance degrees.

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