They’re the tops in securities

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Lyn Stewart, a relationship manager at Standard Chartered Grindlays, has achieved the highest aggregate mark in the IAC series, above 1,500 other candidates.

nd Deborah Sappé, a private banking and investment administrator at Brown Shipley, has achieved the top marks of 500 candidates in the IAQ qualification.

spokesman for the Securities Institute in London said that the candidates had done extremely well, as most of the students come from the London area and have access to full tutor support.

iss Stewart was educated at Les Quennevais and Hautlieu schools and has a first-class honours degree in environmental geoscience.

She joined Standard Chartered Grindlays last year as a client services officer and took the three examination papers in October, February and June.

For the first two papers I was working pretty much on my own,’ she said, ‘although for the final one I had classes at the Jersey Business School once a week.

It does sound quite onerous, working a normal day and with normal life things going on, but my employer gave me some days off for study leave.

The qualification has been of help to her already, in terms of developing her career.

‘When I first started with the company I sussed that it was important for the area I wanted to get into, and the company said they would support me.

Within a couple of months I had transferred into the investment area.

Mrs Sappé, who works part-time and has two children, India (14) and Kit (11), joined the finance industry straight from school and for ten years was employed by a small investment company.

When she joined Brown Shipley they encouraged her to take professional qualifications, which has meant finding extra time to study by coming into work early or staying on late.

It’s nice when you get the results,’ she said.

‘I was able to revise on-line and someone else in my office was also taking the exams.

I think my family are quite proud of me.

Both students have been invited to the Globe Theatre in London next Thursday for the Institute’s annual awards ceremony.


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