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Ishmaeel Iqbal

Ishmaeel is a second-year Physics student at Josephine Butler College. In his first year, he completed Spring Insight Programmes at Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Lazard. This summer, he will join Lazard as a summer analyst. Ishmaeel voluntarily mentors several students and is very passionate about social mobility, regularly working with the national charity upReach. He also loves sports, having played rugby at a local and county level, holding a Black-Belt in Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts and attending Manchester United games whenever he can. Ishmaeel is a big Beatles fan.
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Lucy Pallent

Lucy is a third-year M.Sci. Natural Sciences student at Hatfield College. Before Durham, Lucy completed internships with Deloitte and Carey Olsen, a leading offshore law firm. This summer she will be interning with Rothschild & Co after converting the Virtual Insight Programme last year. Lucy has contributed extensively to her college, notably being elected to the JCR Executive Committee twice and co-chairing the summer ball. She is currently employed as a University Teaching Assistant and volunteers as a tutor for local students. Outside of work, Lucy is a keen rower and Taylor Swift listener.

Stephanie Deans

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 as holding other committee roles within campus being the sponsorship officer for Enactus and treasurer for Durham College Rowing.

Flavia Gaspar

Flavia is a second-year student reading for a B.A. in Chinese Studies at St Aidan’s College. Last year she founded and was Chief Editor of the Summer Market Report, after which she continued in the position of co-Market Report Officer. This spring she undertook Spring Insight Programmes at both J.P. Morgan and Rothschild & Co. Outside her studies, she captained her college’s women’s squash team last year and enjoys playing polo. Flavia also volunteers with the UK Youth Climate Coalition, being the Finance Officer of the organisation, and is currently looking forward to her year abroad in Zhejiang, China.

Priya Singh

Priya is a second-year student studying Finance at Butler, with a predicted First Class Honours. This year, she interned with a strategy consultancy firm, Total Solutions Group, where she developed and led various auditing projects. Last summer, she completed a Financial and Professional Services internship and an insight event with Bank of America. Previously, she has interned with MasterCard, and is the brand ambassador of UK for The Student Sphere. Priya is a passionate equestrian and a pistol shooter. She also leads the Durham Placement year and Indian society.

Jason Chau

Sponsorship Officer
Jason is a second-year Economics student at Stephenson College.

Claudia Dunscombe

Sponsorship Officer
Claudia is a first-year student studying Classics at South College. Prior to attending Durham, Claudia was Finance Director of a Young Enterprise Company and undertook work experience at Morgan Stanley in the Step In, Step Up programme. Outside of her studies, she rose to the Three Peaks Challenge, raising almost £5000 for the Marine Conservation Society. She is also looking forward to playing netball this year.

Christine Mineva

Events Officer
Christine is a penultimate year student reading for a BA in Economics at St. Cuthbert’s Society. Prior to becoming an Events Officer for DUFS, Christine was a Market Analyst for the Summer Report. This year, she completed a year in industry at RSM, working as an audit assistant; she has particularly enjoyed her role in auditing Fentiman’s Ltd and ProPharma Group. At University, Christine helped tutor maths & science GCSE to disadvantaged students through the Schools programme on MyTutor. She is looking forward to learning more about Asset Management through her internship with Expat Capital in Sofia over summer.

Savannah Sartori

Events Officer
Savannah is a second-year BA International Relations student at Collingwood College. Prior to university, she attended insight days at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and McKinsey, before gaining work experience at Rothschild & Co. Since starting at Durham, she has attended Spring Weeks at BlackRock and Rothschild & Co and will complete an internship at Bank of America on their summer programme. Outside of her studies, Savannah has co-founded the mentorship organisation, Next Steps, and enjoys running and lacrosse.

Daniel Aliwell

Investment Fund Manager
Daniel is a second-year student at Grey College reading for a BA in Economics. Before joining Durham, he gained experience at boutique Investment Bank Strand Hanson. Daniel has previously been involved in the Investment Fund as an analyst for the Financials division. This summer he will be interning at Deutsche Bank in Investment Banking. Outside of his studies, Daniel is involved with the environmental think tank Six Degrees having just finished advising a fintech client. He is also a football player for Grey College, a fan of hiking in the mountains and a keen cross-country runner.

Esther Campbell

Investment Fund Manager
Esther is a second-year Mathematics student at St Mary’s College. She is currently a BP Scholar and she has previously spent time with BNP Paribas and BlackRock. This summer, she will be interning with Societe Generale in their Markets division. In her spare time, Esther enjoys coxing, yoga and is currently working on a women empowerment project in Ghana with Enactus.

Angus Lovatt

Market Report Editor
Angus is a first-year student studying BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Collingwood College, with interests in Asset Management. Within DUFS, he previously held the position of Market Report Analyst in the Industrials, Automobile and Aerospace sector. Prior to attending Durham, Angus edited an Economics and Finance publication entitled ‘The Ricardian’. He has keen interests in playing sports and travel. Recently, Angus spent a month in Fiji where he volunteered and coached rugby.
James Watson-Gandy

James Watson-Gandy

Market Report Editor
James is a first-year General Engineering undergraduate at University College. During his first year at Durham, he was appointed as an ESG Market Report Analyst and also as an Investment Fund Analyst (Utilities Sector). Prior to university, he gained work experience at Somerset Capital Management. James is a keen rower and is a member of Durham University Boat Club. In 2019, James won the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta and won a bronze medal at the World Rowing Junior Championship in Tokyo in the GB 8+.

Matt Hibbert

Initiatives Officer
Matt is a second-year Law student at Van Mildert College, with interests in asset management and M&A. In the past academic year, he has completed virtual internships with both Citibank and Clifford Chance. Outside of his studies, Matt is an avid reader, particularly enjoying historical fiction and non-fiction. He also enjoys pursuing his interest in Law, attending court sessions and having participated in a bar mock trial.

Jo Yean

Diversity Officer
Jo is a third-year Economics student at Hatfield College, originally from Malaysia. In her first year of university, she completed a spring insight programme within Commercial Banking and continued to complete a Credit risk Industrial Placement at Lloyds. During her time at Durham, she was the Project Leader for ‘Free Cakes for Kids’, a charity that connects local families who struggle to provide birthday cakes for their child with students who enjoy baking. This summer, Jo will be completing an internship at Deutsche Bank and she enjoys pole dancing, the occasional park run, and exploring local cafes and restaurants during her spare time.

Stelios Boulitsakis Logothetis

Quantitative Finance Division Co-Head
Stelios is a second-year Computer Science student at Van Mildert College. His main interests are in technology, specifically programming and solution architecture, as well as finance and algorithmic trading. Stelios is the current Google Developer Student Club lead at Durham, and will be completing an internship in Tech, Data, and Innovation at Deutsche Bank this summer. In his free time he enjoys running, world literature, and coffee snobbery.

Alasdair Taylor

Quantitative Finance Division Co-Head
Alasdair is a second-year Maths student at Collingwood College, with interests in quantitative trading, risk management and investment. This summer, he will be completing an internship in Market Risk at J.P. Morgan. Outside of his studies, Alasdair enjoys ultimate frisbee, coding, and tutoring local students as part of Durham University’s outreach programme.

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