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ifs University College graduate honoured in 2015 Lombard Prize

01 March, 2016

Kim Lewis, a student who recently graduated from ifs University College’s MSc programme, has been named as runner-up in the annual Lombard Prize.

In a competitive field including some of the UK’s leading business schools, Kim was commended by the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB), who host the prize each year to reward outstanding students, studying in the field of finance.

Kim was nominated for the award having obtained the highest mark for her dissertation, which examined the issue and impact of trust on the relationship between small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their banks.

Currently working as Senior Relationship Manager in NatWest, Kim looked at how the key elements of trust and satisfaction levels can have on loyalty, share of wallet and future intentions to borrow of SMEs in her thesis.

On receiving the award, Kim said:

It is an honour to have been awarded runner up in the prestigious WCIB Lombard Prize. The questions this year were really challenging, so I am very proud to have been commended.”

Kim was the second former ifs University College Masters student to be honoured at the award, with David Farley being named as runner-up in 2013.

ifs University College’s part-time MSc in Banking Practice and Management is a unique, specialised postgraduate qualification for aspiring senior managers in the financial services sector. Designed in collaboration with key industry players, the MSc provides in-depth coverage of all topics essential for a successful leadership career in today's fast-moving and competitive global banking arena.

For more information on ifs University College’s Masters programme, please visit: http://www.ifslearning.ac.uk/degrees/postgraduate/msc.aspx