Child Personal Financial Education in lockdown – City Pay It Forward
Thursday 2 July, 18:00 – 19:00
Child education is always important and never more so than now as those home schooling will attest. A group of City finance professionals (from Wharton and other schools) have tackled a glaring gap in the primary syllabus around the subject of personal finance. Using their experience as parents and knowledge as finance professionals to create a comprehensive, stand-alone Year 6 Financial Literacy Curriculum.
Now in circulation to more than 600,000 year 6 students at over 21,000 schools, country-wide, these free materials have the potential to make a really positive impact in our society. It has been peer-reviewed and benefits from the Young Money Quality Mark, which is endorsed by the Department for Education and Education Scotland.
A teacher’s manual, powerpoint presentations and in-class videos are visually impactful and engaging and, equally as important, accessible. Created primarily with schools and teachers in mind, parents have also engaged enthusiastically with the materials and have been active in using the twelve homework assignments and eighteen handouts contained in the Teacher’s Manual to discuss financial literacy themes while home schooling their children during the coronavirus lockdown.
We are delighted that the founder of the charity, City Pay it Forward, Quentin Nason, has agreed to share this fantastic resource with us, our friends and families. He will provide insights on creation and best practice they have learned through the journey to deliver the curriculum to the UK ahead of the school holidays and help us as a group to be a force for good.
As Quentin says, “My colleagues and I have just one objective — to make a positive impact in our community, one-child-at-a-time, to ‘pay it forward.’ The more parents and teachers that are aware of our materials, the greater the reach and the broader the impact.”
Quentin Nason is the Head of Corporate Development at Tetragon. Previously he was a Partner of Arle Capital Partners with responsibilities for the investor relations team as well as a member of the Investment and Operating Committees. Quentin was an investment banker for almost twenty years at Deutsche Bank and UBS and has worked in all major global financial markets having advised clients in accessing both debt and equity capital markets in Europe, the US, the Middle East, and Asia. Quentin holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in International Relations from The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Moderator: Michael Dryden (MBA 95J) the current chair of the NAA UK Financial Services Group. He is a MD at ING working in the Financial Institutions Group, based in London, where he looks after the Global Investment Management Client Coverage. Previously he has had a variety of roles at ING including Head of Hedge Fund Sales, Head of Hedge Fund Coverage and Head of Financial Market Sales for UK and EMEA. Prior to that, he ran his family’s food distribution business in Scotland.