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February 2015

Edward Bonham Carter talks to students

(6 February 2015)

Celebrated Vice-Chairman of Jupiter of Fund Management, Edward Bonham Carter (BA[Econ] 1982) returned to Manchester on 28 January to deliver a fascinating guest lecture to current students on the global economy and key investment trends. Edward gave insight as to what makes a good fund manager and the pitfalls of trying to predict the market.

Professor Chris Orme, Head of the School of Social Sciences, said: ‘As a School, we work closely with the Division of Development and Alumni Relations to encourage former students to re-engage with the University.  Edward gave an entertaining and inspiring talk and later met colleagues from across the Faculty to better understand the breadth of our teaching and research.’

After graduating from Manchester, Edward began his career at Schroders and joined Jupiter in 1994, serving as Chief Executive between 2007 and 2014. Much in demand by the media to provide expert commentary and analysis, Edward regularly appears on the BBC’s The Today Programme and Working Lunch.

Around forty students attended the talk and were given practical tips for the industry as well as discussion around the current economic situation and the future of banks in the UK.  The question and answer session included a lively discussion around whether retail banks should be separated from the big investment banks, as well as the topic of bonuses in the city.