Aug 16th, the day I arrived in London, one week ahead of starting my new master degree from LBS. The programme is called Master in Finance, so called [MiF]. 2 months ago, I was not fully convinced by the idea of applying to this programme proposed by my fiancée (now wife~). I hesitated to do so because I was in a great job with an asset management firm in Singapore. Unless it is really a top programme, there is no reason for me to give up my job and spend so much money and one year to do this. But it is a valid request from my wife since she is working in London and we all think it is not good for both of us as a married couple. Anyway, I got the offer from LBS.
After 4 weeks of the programme, I was fully convinced that this programme is definitely the world class and I made a great investment decision. Staffs are helpful; all classmates have great background in financial industry. For example, in my study group, there is one management consultant, two portfolio managers, one private banker and one investment banker. Amazing combination, isn’t it? And the whole class represents 38 nationalities and everyone has a very good track record in their own career. I feel very proud to be part of such a group and I know it will be a journey full of fun and challenge of course down the road.
Out of class, there are more than 80 clubs for your choice. There are finance, investment management, real estate, entrepreneurship, and PE/VC clubs if you are looking for jobs and future business partners. And there are also a lot of other clubs for cultural and sports lovers. I am sure you can find people who share the same interests and passions with you from this wide range of clubs.
I will enjoy myself as much as possible and will share more interesting stories with you guys.