Europe’s Capital Markets and associated businesses (CM & AB) are mainly concentrated in City Hubs. Those who live in proximity to financial centres and even those who don’t, often recognise the iconic buildings, but have little idea on what activities go on inside them. Many financial centres have less privileged communities as their neighbours and yet young people who are brought up in those communities do not think of careers in this sector.
As the CM & AB sector evolves Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) have come to the fore. Firms through enlightened self-interest and regulatory drivers are now considering their social impact, on the community that they are in, and wider society. It has been recognised that having a diverse workforce enhances the firm’s abilities to be successful in markets, which are themselves increasingly diverse. All participants in the industry, need to have a readily available supply of “new blood” to take their businesses forward, to help them innovate and be successful. It is for this reason that ISITC Europe has established the “ISITC Europe Student Society” to introduce students from 15+ upwards to the industry, whatever form their particular programme of study takes, irrespective of their background, ethnicity and gender.
Through our student membership we will provide a gateway for aspiring financial markets professionals to access the latest thinking and connect with industry professionals. Through our Scholarship Pathway we attract students from all walks of life to give them the opportunity to work in capital markets.