Matthew Proctor
Matthew is a third-year student reading Economics with Management at Grey College. Before university, he completed internship programmes in financial brokerage at ED&F Man Capital Markets, working in divisions across Fixed Income, FX, Commodities, Futures, and Options. In his first-year, Matthew completed an internship with ED&F Man’s Business Development. This summer, he will intern at the Private Office of Coutts & Co., focusing on private banking and wealth management. Prior to university, he co-founded an educational-access cable TV station in the United States. Matthew is also the treasurer of Grey College Boat Club and former-treasurer of Durham University Economics Society.
Lauren Rowe
Lauren is a third year studying History at St Cuthbert’s Society. Before starting Durham, she completed work experience at Citi and Morgan Stanley. In her first-year Lauren attended Spring Weeks at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi. This summer, Lauren completed an internship at Goldman Sachs in their Securities division. Outside of work, Lauren has enjoyed being a member of the Durham University Lacrosse Team and her college Cheerleading Team. She spent the previous summer as a Counsellor at a prestigious Summer Camp in upstate New York. During term time, Lauren tutors maths to GCSE students.
Sophie Haselden
Vice President
Sophie is a second-year Economist at St Aidan’s College, who will be joining Goldman Sachs in their Securities Division as a Summer Analyst. In addition to a Spring Week with Morgan Stanley, she has enjoyed a number of placements in medicine and law. At university, she is on St Aidan’s Bar Committee as well as being former Chief Editor of the Durham Economics Journal.
Harry Knowlton
Harry is a 1st year studying Economics and Politics at Castle. Prior to starting at Durham, he gained a spring week with the hedge fund Man Group, as well as spent time at both Newton Investment Management and BDO (M&A). This summer, Harry will be completing an internship in N+1 Singer’s M&A Department. Harry is also the Treasurer of the Politics & International Relations Society. Outside of his studies, he regularly plays hockey and mixed lacrosse for his college, is a member of Durham University’s Real Tennis Team, all alongside being a keen pianist in his spare time.
James Colvin
James is a second year Economist from Josephine Butler College (where he is Assistant Treasurer and Gym Rep). In first year, he was a Spring Analyst at Amplify Trading, along with having experience at EY in their Transaction Advisory Services division. Looking ahead, James is an incoming Summer Analyst at RBC Capital Markets in their Global Investment Banking division. He also founded his own business (, developing an app for nightlife in the UK, and is furthermore social sec of JBCFC.
Ben Hughes
Sponsorship Officer
Ben is a second year MMath Student at Collingwood College. He will be completing an internship with Close Brothers over summer, and is primarily interested in trading and analysing markets. At university Ben enjoys playing sports such as DU Cricket, College Rugby and Tennis. In his spare time Ben loves pushing himself to new limits. He enjoys travelling to new places and has recently completed the London Marathon.
Lorenz Frehe
Sponsorship Officer
Lorenz is a first year Business and Management student at John Snow College. He has attended an insight day with both Citi and EY, and looks forward to joining HSBC this summer for their First Year Internship Programme. Prior to coming to Durham University, he was the vice president of the Model United Nations club of his secondary school, where he structured and planned debates on political and economic topics. Further in the summer of 2016 he spent time with an Italian family in Genoa for three weeks, in order to tutor their children in German. At university, he enjoys playing badminton for his college, as well as working out in the gym. Another passion of his is to hike, particularly in his native country of Germany.
Chiara Casareto
Events Officer
Parissa Irani-Kermani
Events Officer
Cameron Lee
Fund Manager
Cameron is a 4th year accounting student and part qualified accountant (ACA). He has spent the last 3 years working full time at KPMG within Audit and latterly the firms Restructuring practice. Notable experience includes the IPO of Jimmy Choo, and the successful turnaround of a number of corporates. Cameron also runs a systematic fund and has spoken at a number of international investment conferences. Outside of work, Cameron enjoys entrepreneurial ventures, and his latest project is a refinancing solution for high grade student debt. Cameron previously lead the macro hedge fund at the university of Manchester and was an avid member of the cheese and wine society.
Jan Blaumeier
Fund Manager
Jan is a first-year student reading for a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics. Prior to university he interned in German Government, in the constituency of Munich and with Sparkasse Nuremberg, where he worked in private banking and portfolio management. He further enjoyed an internship with M.M. Warburg & CO in Sales & Trading and Wealth Management. He was selected to take part in a government programme for highly talented students launched by the Bavarian Ministry of Education that allowed him to gain short work experience with Siemens AG and Schaeffler AG & Co. KG and partake in various seminar series on bioengineering, teamwork and others. He was an analyst for the 2016/2017 DUFS Investment Fund. In summer 2017, he will intern with HSBC in Equity Sales.
Matthew Evans
Market Report Editor
Matt is a second-year Economics student at Collingwood College. He will be joining Deloitte this summer for an internship in their Risk Advisory practice in Birmingham. Last summer he had a job at a local financial services firm in Derby. At University, Matt has written for the Market Report in the Emerging Markets team and the DU Economics Journal, whilst also completing an extra-curricular French course in his first year. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing tennis and running, in which he has completed a number of races including the Nottingham Half Marathon in September. 
Tamas Babos
Market Report Editor
Tamas is a third year studying Economics at Van Mildert college. Before university, he completed a Summer Internship at an eminent law firm and was elected Representative of Budapest to the Hungarian Student Parliament. After first year, Tamas enjoyed a Summer Internship at CIB Bank (Intesa Sanpaolo) and an Insight Week at the Hungarian Gambling Company. This summer, he completed a Summer Internship at Barclays in Finance. Tamas is currently sprinter at Durham University Athletics, and a member of Van Mildert College Football Team.
Charlotte Christensen
Diversity Officer
Charlotte is a first-year economics student at Josephine Butler College. Before starting university, she completed two short internships at J.P. Morgan through the Social Mobility Foundation, shadowing emerging market Sales and trading. She recently enjoyed a spring week at J.P. Morgan in Markets. Charlotte is a member of her college cheerleading squad and enjoy drawing and playing the piano in my spare time. 
Michelle Tanuwidjaja
Queen's Campus Officer
Michelle is a first-year Accounting and Finance student at John Snow College. Before coming to Durham, she collaborated with her peers to start a non-profit organization “Food for Youth” that works in providing meals for underprivileged children in Indonesia. She spent her first year completing spring internships at Barclays (Corporate Banking), HSBC (Global Banking and Markets), EY (Tax and Assurance), and KPMG (Deal Advisory) and has been invited to join their summer programs for 2018. At university, she is a part of Durham University Women in Business Society as well as the sponsorship officer of the Indonesian Society. Additionally, she enjoys spending her time volunteering with the Durham Student Community Action and the British Salvation Army.

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