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19 July 2018

S&P Global sponsors top achievers

S&P Global have sponsored an award for the BSc. finalist who achieved the best overall performance in financial statement analysis. Three students equally scored at the highest performing level and are therefore all winners of the S&P Global award.

Winners pictured: Eeshita Pande, Paul Pritz and Harry Palmer
Winners pictured: Eeshita Pande, Paul Pritz and Harry Palmer

Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Dr Aditi Gupta says on relationship with S&P Global, “S&P Global Ratings Managing Director, Peter Kernan has been giving guest lectures with us over the past three years that have helped strengthen our third-year student’s knowledge on credit analysis and provide deeper insights into the credit rating market. I am delighted that they have sponsored this award as it reinforces King’s Business School’s relationship with S&P Global.”

Peter Kernan says on relationship with King’s Business School “It is a pleasure to be associated and working with King’s as it is a top class and well esteemed university. This is the second year of presenting the academic award and we hope it will only continue to strengthen the relationship between S&P Global and King’s Business School.”

Thank you to S&P Global for your partnership and congratulations to our three winners.

Eeshita Pande, BSc Economics and Management, first class honors.

Eeshita travelled to London from India to study Economics and Management here at King’s as she was attracted to the diversity London has to offer and saw Aditi’s module as a good opportunity to progress her career in investment banking. During her studies she immersed herself into the university culture as Vice President for the Business Club, where she organised trading workshops and events with investment banks. Eeshita played for King’s first tennis team, coming from experience playing international tennis.

Throughout her studies, Eeshita was accepted into two terms of internships with Barclays Spring Week, which has progressed her to her next steps, starting at the Banking Graduate Programme at Barclays Investment Bank, as part of the UK M&A team.

On receiving the award, “I am delighted to win this award as analysing financial statements will be a crucial part of my future career. Performing well in this module helped me develop key skills that I will be using in the years ahead. I want to thank Aditi for creating an engaging and interactive module and to S&P Global for providing this award.”

Paul Pritz, BSc Economics and Management, first class honors.

Paul, originally from Germany attended part of his high school years here in the UK and has since been back and forth between the two pursuing his education. Paul studied Economics and Management and chose to study here at King’s Business School as he was attracted to London as an international city. He felt that studying at King’s would provide an excellent education and would be a chance to learn in a challenging and international, yet supportive environment. Throughout his studies he enjoyed the quantitative subjects and particularly enjoyed Investment Management and Econometrics with the Undergraduate Project

Paul was a member of the King’s College London Boat Club and rowed in the first men’s eight. In his final year he joined the King’s Investment Banking Society as Head of Corporate Relations, managing to establish sponsor- and partnerships with some key industry players.

Over the Sumer Paul will be interning at d-fine (a financial risk consultancy) in Frankfurt and at the Boston Consulting Group thereafter. After the internships, he will go on to pursue a MSc in Computer Science in October.

On receiving the award, “From a student’s perspective, the partnership between S&P Global and King’s has been really enriching, both through the guest lecture and the award. When studying for the last exam, the award provided that extra bit of motivation and receiving it constitutes a great finish to the degree. I believe the Undergraduate at King’s has equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of economics and business, which will certainly be useful in my future career, whether it may be in academia or in the industry.”  

Harry Palmer, BSc Economics and Management, first class honors.

Harry studied Economics and Management, he chose to join King’s as he saw it as a globally recognised institution for learning and a great opportunity to meet a diverse range of people from all over the world. In his time here, he was a member of the Economics and Finance Society where the events gave him the ability to broaden his horizons and engage with different views and perspectives. Harry did his dissertation on econometrics and built early warning systems for financial crisis using econometric models.

Harry will begin his graduate role as an Analyst in ETF and Index investments at Blackrock and has already begun revising for the Investment Management Certificate exams in August. He has a three-week orientation in New York before starting full time in London.

On receiving the award “It means so much to be receiving this award and it has really rounded off a fantastic university experience, it is an honour to be recognised by a firm as prestigious as S&P Global for my hard work. Our guest lecture and representative from S&P Global Ratings, Peter Kernan was extremely interesting and provided great insight into how theory translates into practise in the real world. I must give thanks to Dr Gupta for such a well-structured, relevant and well taught module, as well as to my friends who helped me along the way”.

Learn more about our undergraduate  courses at King’s Business School.

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