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Alec Bird commended in 2016 Lombard Prize

08 February, 2017Eoghan Hughes

Alec Bird, a graduate of The London Institute of Banking & Finance’s Masters Programme, has won second place in the annual Lombard Prize.

Held each year by the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, the Lombard Prize is one of the City of London’s most prestigious awards and recognises outstanding individuals working and studying in the banking and finance industries.

Alec was commended for his research on intra-firm mergers and culture and the future of the City of London, following the EU referendum.

He was competing against professionals from some of the UK’s leading business schools and became the third London Institute of Banking & Finance Masters student to achieve the Runner-Up prize.

Alec Bird, Relationship Director at Barclays, said:

“I am delighted to have achieved this award in the face of fierce competition. The Lombard Prize is a prestigious and challenging endeavour. The process required the submission of three pieces of work with an emphasis on independent thinking and analysis. The issues identified by the WCIB for discussion were interesting and highly relevant to the modern banking industry.”

Karen Taylor, Head of Postgraduate Programmes at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, said:

“Our congratulations go to Alec on his success. Since the beginning of his studies with us he has demonstrated his passion and expertise for the industry he represents as well as his innovative strategic thinking in addressing some of the major challenges we collectively face. His achievements also demonstrate the strength of our Masters programme and he joins a prestigious group of alumni to be celebrated by the Lombard Prize.”

For more information on The London Institute of Banking & Finance’s Masters in Banking, please visit: http://www.libf.ac.uk/study/masters-in-banking