Why a Guild of Investment Managers?
The Guild of Investment Managers has been formed to provide networking opportunities for people employed in the investment management industry. Its aim is to become a City of London Livery Company and is likely to appeal to people who are established in their career and want to meet likeminded people in a social context.
It will be a new, vibrant group of women and men drawn from the industry, uncomplicated by the legacy of history. It aspires to attract a diverse membership drawn from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
It is envisaged that members will be involved in the management of property, bonds, equities and derivatives both directly or in co-mingled vehicles, whether by active or passive management.
An initial information meeting was held on 6 July in Guildhall and there was an enthusiastic response to the idea.
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What is a Guild?
There have been Guilds in the City of London since the middle ages, originally they set trade standards for people wanting to sell their wares in the City such as butchers, bakers and candle makers. They were usually given Charters by the monarchs of the day, became Livery Companies and formed part of the governance of the City. Some Livery companies are still regulating their trade and Liverymen still have the right to vote in Mayoral and Shrivel elections but today they are better known for their charitable work. The process of forming a Guild that goes on to become Livery companies is still alive in the twenty first Century.
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(published by Women in the City on behal of the Guild of Investment Managers Ltd)