Committee

JamieKopelowitz (2)

Jamie Kopelowitz

Co-President
Jamie is a third year at Van Mildert College reading for a BA in Economics. Prior to university, he gained work experience at Marex Spectron before completing insight programmes at KPMG and M&G Prudential during his first year. This summer he interned at Barclays in the Investment Banking division. He is passionate about social mobility and believes that all students should be aware of the breadth of opportunities available to them and how these can be reached. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football and futsal for both college and university.
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Charlie Longford

Co-President
Charlie is a third year BSc Mathematics student at Collingwood College, with interests in statistics, simulation, and modelling. Last year Charlie held the role of Market Report Editor and introduced the highly popular Statistical Analysis Sector to the Report. In Charlie’s first year he completed Spring Weeks at Macquarie, BNP Paribas and RBC. This Summer he interned at Macquarie within the Green Investment Group on the principal team. Following the internship, he spent two weeks refurbishing and maintaining a refuge for domestic violence victims as a volunteer. Outside of work, Charlie is a keen rugby player.
SamLaurenti

Sam Laurenti

Vice-President
Sam is a final year Mathematics student. He has previous experience within the Asset Management industry, having previously spent time with Schroders and Jupiter. This summer Sam interned in Global Markets at J.P. Morgan, where he will be returning following graduation. In his free time, Sam enjoys playing sports, particularly enjoying rowing.
StephanieDeans

Stephanie Deans

Treasurer
Stephanie is a second year student studying Philosophy and Politics at Van Mildert College, with interests in asset management and fintech. Prior to attending Durham, Stephanie gained experience shadowing the Parliament Private Secretary aligned with her interests in social outreach and young people’s mental health wellbeing. Last year she completed an investment banking spring internship at Goldman Sachs as well as an analytics spring insight at Bloomberg L.P. During her spare time at Durham, she is an avid reader, rower and enjoys learning languages. As well holding other committee roles within campus being the sponsorship officer for Enactus and treasurer for Durham College Rowing.
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Alex Moore

Secretary
Alex is a fourth year student studying Physics at Josephine Butler College, with interests in fintech and quantitative finance. Last year he completed an insight programme in investment at Schroders as well as a Technology spring insight at Morgan Stanley, where he returned to undertake an internship this summer. During his time at Durham, he has been involved in a variety of committees within college, having held previous roles as the chair and treasurer of the charity committee. He has also represented Josephine Butler students to the wider Student’s Union, during his role as a college Student's Union rep.
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Milica Spasojevic

Sponsorship Officer
Milica is a third year student studying Mathematics at Castle, with a predicted First Class Honours. Previously, she has completed Spring Weeks at Morgan Stanley, Lazard and RBS. This summer she was an intern in investment banking, in the Real Assets Group – Advisory at HSBC. Prior to Durham, she created and ran her very own makeup business. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering. Recently, she became a mentor at Project Access and CityStep and a Project Lead at ReShape Co. Milica is also is looking forward to continuing her work for 28. Jun – an organization which has delivered over 200 tons of humanitarian, medical and disaster relief aid worth €7 million to the Western Balkans.
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Lucy Pallent

Sponsorship Officer
Lucy is a penultimate year student reading for an M.Sci. in Natural Sciences (Computer Science and Mathematics) at Hatfield College. Before Durham, Lucy completed internships with Deloitte and Carey Olsen, a leading offshore law firm. Last year, alongside achieving a First and participating in the DUFS Investment Fund, she completed a Spring Week with Rothschild & Co. This Easter, she is looking forward to her work experience with RBC Wealth Management, after her summer internship was cancelled due to COVID-19. Outside of her studies, Lucy is Head of the Lion in Winter Ball Committee, a keen rower, and an avid Taylor Swift fan.
VenkatRajasingham

Venkat Rajasingham

Events Officer
Venkat is a second year student reading for a BSc in Finance at University College. Prior to attending Durham, Venkat gained experience working at The Economist’s headquarters in central London and has also completed an internship at Heidmar. Outside of the academic environment, Venkat is a keen cricketer and tutors Mathematics to GCSE students. He will be completing an internship at Credit Suisse this summer and is looking forward to travelling to South America.
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Gonzalo Riera-Ripoll

Events Officer
Gonzalo is a second year student at University College reading for a BSc in Finance. Prior to university, he has completed work experiences at several companies, including Nortech Telecommunications and an M&A internship at Firstcom Europe. This easter he was offered a place on American Express’s spring week program and also pursued a private equity internship at Oakfield Capital over the summer. Earlier this year Gonzalo also Co-Founded Moatside Partners, a student-run economic and investment research website with more than 20 different writers across 6 universities globally.
IshaanKapoor (2)

Ishaan Kapoor

Investment Fund Manager
Ishaan is a third year International Relations student at Josephine Butler College who is one of DUFS’s Co-Fund Managers this year. In his first year he undertook a Spring Internship at HSBC, as well as spending 5 months as an analyst for Deloitte’s Future for Canada Centre. This summer he completed a Summer Internship with HSBC’s FX real money sales team. Outside of finance, he enjoys travelling and playing cricket, for which he has previously represented Durham.
MichaelStock (2)

Michael Stock

Investment Fund Manager
Michael is a Master’s student studying Finance and Investment at Josephine Butler College. Prior to his Masters, he graduated from Durham University with a First-Class Honours in Economics. Last summer, he interned as an actuarial consultant at First Actuarial. Outside of Michael’s studies he plays tennis and football, where he has captained his college team. Previously, he has held positions such as sector leader.
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Flavia Gaspar

Market Report Editor
Flavia is a second year student reading for a B.A. in Chinese Studies at St Aidan’s College. Throughout her first year, she was an analyst for both the Market Report and Investment Fund within the society. She enjoys playing squash for her college and is looking forward to captaining the women’s team this year. Outside of her studies, Flavia volunteers with the UK Youth Climate Coalition, having organised the UK’s first Local Conference of Youth as well as being the Finance Officer of the organisation.
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Harry Forbes-Nixon

Market Report Editor
Harry is a fourth year student reading Economics at Hatfield College. He has just returned from his placement year, where he worked for 10 months at Investcorp in London. There, Harry was a credit analyst for Investcorp’s credit management team, working on dozens of new deals before specialising in debt refinancing and repricing issues. Harry is a keen sports player, winning the Kent School’s Tennis Cup in 2017 and running his college football club over 2018/19. He has also completed internships at Credit Suisse, JLL, Alcentra and Lloyds Bank.
DevanshSachdeva (2)

Devansh Sachdeva

Initiatives Officer
Devansh is a third year Computer Science student at St Mary’s College, on track to achieve a first-class honours. Currently interning at Morgan Stanley, he has previously undertaken spring weeks and summer internships at RBC Capital Markets, Bloomberg and KPMG. Outside of his studies, he has played cricket for Durham Men’s, as well as, St Mary’s College. Coming from Switzerland, he is a big fan of going on long hikes and swimming in mountain lakes. He also leads Durham Consulting Society and Entrepreneurs Durham.
IsmaeelIqbal

Ishmaeel Iqbal

Diversity Officer
Ishmaeel is a second year Physics student at Josephine Butler College. He received Spring Week offers from Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, PwC and Lazard – from which he received a 2021 summer internship offer. Ishmaeel was previously a TMT Analyst for the Investment Fund. This summer, he has been mentoring 4 incoming university students as part of a student-led initiative. Ishmaeel holds a Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts and has played rugby for his county.

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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

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  • 82% study Non-Finance degrees.

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