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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots136
Valid votes127
Invalid votes9


Round Alexander Gordon Mantas Valiunas RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 39.00 83.00 5.00 0.00 19.50 63.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 63.50. Candidate Mantas Valiunas has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Mantas Valiunas.

Number of vacancies: 1


Mantas Valiunas
My name is Mantas Gabrielius and I am running for the President position. From the start of my studies a year and a half ago, I was lucky enough to join UCLIS as a first-year representative and I truly fell in love with it. Each meeting felt as a family gathering always greeting me with a huge smile. I did not expect that many people to become my friends, but lifelong relationships have been built already.

A year ago, I was elected as a VP of Conference and Competitions – I led a team organising the largest student-run finance conference in EMEA region and started developing a competition which will take place the next year.

Soon after I joined, it became clear to me that UCLIS is more than a few dozen people gathering at our events – it is a community of students supported by our committee which is dedicated to fostering our member’s professional as well as personal growth. Endless hours put into organising and running the events create unique opportunities for our students, and that is what is most important to me – knowing that our work has a positive impact.

I truly believe that there is a very strong foundation laid in the society, and my main objective would be to build on it – scale our community by continuing to develop programmes and add new initiatives such as an Alumni Network. Therefore, I ask you to recognise my passion and entrust me to lead the society the next year – I know I would do everything in my power to create even more value for our members.
Igor Chmielinski
What makes me a good addition to Investment Society is my balance between being a leader and a team player. I appreciated it especially through the organization of the UCL Leaders conference as Finance Officer, where I lead the finance team, and through cooperation with colleagues, we managed to recruit speakers such as Rafal Brzoska (CEO of InPost).

Another qualities that I find useful are patience and persistence. I strongly believe and notice that it is worth thinking long-term and consistently implementing the intended plan, even when their fruits of our work are not visible today.

In my previous roles such as USG for Finance at Tricity Model United Nations I proved to be able to take initiative which I hope to do here as well. Being proactive is very important for me, I definitely wouldn’t call myself a bystander.

Here I am hoping to take this society to another level. By that I mean: creating new relationships with industry related firms and other societies as well maintaining current relationships through collaborative work. In my opinion this would enable me to give this society a fresh new look as well as enhance the way in which it is operating right now.

Alexander Gordon
Hi, I’m Alex and I’m running for the position of UCLIS President!

Throughout my first year of study at UCL I’ve benefitted immensely from the opportunities that UCLIS has offered, including events like the annual Finance Conference, which is an invaluable opportunity for first years to take their first steps towards a potential career in the finance industry.

However, I believe that there is room for significant improvement within the society regarding accessibility and mentorship opportunities for our members. Furthermore, I’ve spoken to many fellow members who have suggested that they feel like society has failed to provide them with adequate chances to contribute to the society.

If Elected I would aim to:

1. Oversee a smooth transition back towards in-person events and socials, including the incredibly successful Finance Conference, ensuring that it remains the most prestigious event of its kind in the EMEA region.
2. Focus on attracting a wider variety of high-profile speakers and networking opportunities for the both the current, and next generation of members.
3. Provide a wider range of educational opportunities for members through the expansion of the UCL Investment Fund – especially regarding trading, an area which has drawn increasing interest from members.