Celebrating black history month - An evening with Reggie Nelson

Thursday 20 October 2022 | 18:30 - 20:30 | Evening Event

This is an in-person networking and knowledge sharing opportunity organised by CFA UK's Black Professionals working group.

In 2020, a group of CFA UK members a came together to form the Black Professionals and allies Network. Their aim is to create space for black investment professionals to share their experiences on how they are paving the way for a more diverse and inclusive workplace, both for themselves and generations to come. 

Join us for our first in-person event celebrating and recognising Black History Month, kindly hosted by EY.

Hear from Reggie Nelson, social mobility advocate, BBC podcaster and associate at Blackstone who will draw upon his life experience to showcase how the power of guidance, visibility, mentoring and his journey inspired him to write Opening Doors: How Daring to Ask For Help Changed My Life (And Will Change Yours Too). Come along and uncover advice to inspire and help build your career.

You’ll also get the opportunity to toast the progress of diversity in the workplace, celebrate Black History Month and meet with like-minded individuals and grow your professional network.


Registration: 18:00

Event: 18:30 - 20:30


Reggie Nelson, Author

Reggie Nelson is most recognised by the media as the young man who went ‘from East London to the City’, by knocking on peoples doors in wealthy area’s for life advice.

Reggie is an associate for a private equity firm in London, and is now a two time published author. His latest book is a memoir called Opening Doors, which is available now online and in all good bookstores. 

He previously hosted a money and business podcast for the BBC called Your Work Your Money, and formerly served as the Group Chair of the ACCA Student Advisory Group.

He is a social mobility advocate and a youth mentor for a youth organisation in East London. His experience involves previously working with the Cabinet Office as they sought to address ethnic disparities in higher education and in the workplace, and whilst working with the Cabinet Office, Reggie was described by the former Prime Minister, Theresa May, as a “persistent and inspiring young person”.

He holds a BSc in economics, studied mandarin alongside his degree, and holds a political leadership certificate from the University of Oxford, which was centered on finding the next ethnic minority future leaders.

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