School of Economics and Finance

QMUL Economics and Finance student awarded CISI Education Trust Award

8 March 2017

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has announce the 13 student winners of its 2017 Educational Trust Awards, the combined total of which is £17,500. Following an intensive interview process, a top prize was given to Wealth Management MSc student Nihit Joshi.


The CISI Educational Trust Awards annually celebrate achievement amongst students studying CISI accredited courses around the UK, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students were nominated by their university based on excellence in an item of work or examination. 


In addition to their nomination, each winner was invited to submit an essay of 400 words for the opportunity to attend an interview with the Educational Trust and chance to achieve a further financial award based on interview performance, general knowledge test, and knowledge of the CISI. The essay title for 2017 was: "From the customer’s perspective what are the advantages and disadvantages between using a Robo-advisor and a human-advisor?"


The three top performing students are invited to attend the CISI Annual Awards Ceremony on 15th March 2017 at Mansion House to receive an Award. They will also be offered a one week work experience placement in London during the summer with a CISI member firm.


Award winner and QMUL student Nihit Raj Joshi said: “I’m delighted to be one of the winners of this year’s CISI Educational Trust Awards.  This recognition has given me a fantastic boost and will undoubtedly benefit my future career.”


Clare Gore Langton, Chartered FCSI (Hon), Chairman CISI Educational Trust, an investment director with over 25 years of experience of working with private client investment portfolios said: “This year's essay topic was Robo-advice and the trustees enjoyed a thoroughly stimulating morning of discussion with a very strong field of candidates. The work submitted by both under graduates and post graduates was of a high standard which was very encouraging.


“In most cases progress was also made in the general knowledge area which was good to see in the light of last year’s observations.  The CISI is now 25 years old and we were delighted that this year's awards went to such worthy winners who will be excellent ambassadors for the years to come.”


Learn more about our connection with CISI or about our Wealth Management MSc programme.

Wealth Management MS student Nihit Joshni.