SII Success

Christopher Stephens has won the prestigious Securities & Investment Institute (SII) Stephen Cooke Scholarship Premier Award.

The award is open to students of financial subjects at accredited SII Centres of Excellence in the UK. Christopher, who is studying an MSc in Finance and Investment at the University of Exeter, has been awarded a £5,000 educational scholarship.

Entrants for the award were challenged to write an essay entitled ‘To what extent has the world’s economic and financial power moved from West to East?”. Shortlisted candidates then undertook a general knowledge test and panel interview at the SII offices in London.

The programme is run by the SII Educational Trust, which sponsors a number of scholarships for students. The scholarship, established 10 years ago, is in memory of Stephen Cooke, who died in 1997. He was a member of the board of the Securities Institute, of the London Stock Exchange and of APCIMS, the stockbrokers trade association.

Simon Culhane FSI, Chief Executive of SII said, “We are delighted to present Christopher Stephens with the Stephen Cooke Scholarship Award this year. The standard of entrants was extremely high this year and Christopher’s achievement is outstanding.”

Date: 8 April 2009

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