“Our expert panel – all high achievers themselves – applied rigorous criteria to a particularly long list of nominations to select this year’s Ones To Watch. There were many candidates who met the first set of standards: under-40s who have demonstrated innovation, drive and energy, who have consistently outperformed their peers or market and who have the potential to rise to the very top. But in these days where a more rounded approach to life in the City seems an appropriate way of maintaining London’s prominence in global finance, the judges were looking for additional factors. They chose people who have contributed both within and outside their firms to networking and advocacy groups, mentoring and charities, or are pursuing additional entrepreneurial or creative projects. On the following pages, meet 30 people who are making waves in the finance sector and inspiring those around them.”
The list includes the this profile of WIBF executive board member Miranda Abraham.
Head of emerging markets, loans syndicate, Barclays
With 15 years’ experience in investment banking, Abraham is responsible for managing all aspects of underwriting, pricing, syndication strategy and liquidity for Barclays loans across the CEEMEA regions. She is an active member of the Barclays Women’s Initiatives Network. In January, her events committee raised £68,000 for socially excluded women in Eastern European and African countries suffering the devastation of war and conflict. She is a mother to two young children.