Glasgow graduate top financial student
Issued: Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:59:00 BST
Nguyen Dang Khoa, 25, from Hanoi, Vietnam is one of four top financial services graduates from universities in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, to be recognised by Glasgow's International Financial Services District (IFSD) for achieving top marks in their final exams.
Nguyen Dang Khoa completed a Masters degree in International Finance at Glasgow University, with a grade point average above 85%. He is now going to pursue professional qualification as a Chartered Financial Analyst.
At an awards ceremony in Glasgow, Khoa was presented with a certificate and a cheque for five hundred pounds sterling to recognise his achievements and to help further his career aspirations. The awards programme was established by the IFSD Partnership to highlight the wealth of talent graduating from Glasgow's four universities, prepared for careers in financial services.
The three other winners were from the Universities of Strathclyde and the West of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University. All four students were nominated by their individual universities as 'outstanding achievers' from courses designed for careers in financial services.
Congratulating Khoa on behalf of Glasgow's IFSD, Tom Turley, Deputy Director, Development and Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council, said, "These awards recognise the great work being done by the universities in Glasgow and the relationships they have with the financial services sector to ensure a steady pipeline of well qualified graduates to work in the industry. The awards also recognise the breadth and depth of talent, just like Khoa, graduating from these universities which is very reassuring for existing financial services companies in the city and prospective inward investors."
Since its launch in 2001, the IFSD has been developed by a partnership of the public and private sectors led by Scottish Enterprise and Glasgow City Council. Over £1 billion has so far been invested to transform the previously run down area of the city centre. The District has attracted over 15,000 financial sector jobs from some of the biggest names in global finance including Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Barclays Wealth, BNP Paribas, HSBC, esure, Tesco Bank and Aon.
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