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Our Team

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Sameer Merchant, CFA - Founder, CEO, and Lead Trainer

Investment Banking Experience: Sameer has almost a decade’s experience in Investment Banking, working for bulge bracket names ranging from Goldman Sachs to Barclays. He has covered stocks across a broad range of sectors, including Chemicals, Fintech and Real Estate, with market cap ranging from $50m to >$100bn. Sameer is also partner at Venero Capital Advisors and the CEO and Lead Equity Research Analyst of AlphaStone Equities.

Training experience: Sameer has actively participated in training graduates and analysts, both on and off the job. Sameer has trained students from leading universities such as Wharton Business School, NYU, Columbia Business School, LSE, Oxford, Cambridge and London Business School among others.

Education: Sameer holds the CFA qualification from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analyst based in the US. He also holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

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Max Sweeney - Assistant Trainer

Max Sweeney is a recent Economics graduate from the University of Warwick. Whilst at University, he led Warwick's ice hockey team for 2 years as President. He enjoys keeping up to date with market trends and previously completed a summer internship with the global equities team at JP Morgan Asset Management. 

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Ali Abbas Panju - Assistant Trainer
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Ali Abbas is a second year Philosophy, Politics and Economics student at the University of Nottingham. He is passionate about investment banking and has strong financial modelling and valuation skills.


His tasks at City Investment Training include assisting Sameer in putting together financial materials, carrying out technology related tasks and enhancing student learning. Ali Abbas holds Bloomberg certification in Market Concepts. 

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Lyn Francisco - Recruitment Manager

Lyn holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and an Associate degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Lyn is the Recruitment Manager at City Investment Training and helps in a number of tasks including recruitment, marketing, customer service and other administrative functions.


She has extensive experience working with clients across the globe on a wide variety of projects including marketing, admin and finance.

Our Training Facilities

Physical: Regus, 2 Kingdom Street, Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Online: Students join us for our live training from across the globe

Our training facility is located in Paddington, in the heart of London, one of the leading financial cities in the world. Our facilities offer the best in class training equipment set in a Grade A office space at 1 Kingdom Street. 

We also conduct live classes online with students joining us from across the globe.   

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