Education: Bachelors in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics
Finance sector: (Re)insurance capital markets
Previous or current role: Associate, Howden Capital Markets
About me: Acacia is an associate at Howden Capital Markets, a recently launched boutique investment bank, which focuses on buy and sell side insurance sector investment. Following her BSc in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics from Kingston University, London, Acacia was awarded a scholarship for her diploma in financial trading at Divento Financials. Acacia chose to apply for the MiF to grow both professionally and personally. The School attracts the highest calibre of students due to the world-class faculty mixed with the highly specialised electives. She believes a course like the MiF is key to the next step in her career. Acacia is half Irish, half Maori, and sits on the inclusion programme and LGBTQ+ committee at Howden. She is passionate about championing and creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Outside of work, she enjoys overeating in London’s food playground and holds a level 1 Sommelier certification from WSET. She is also extremely passionate about all sports, having previously represented Ireland in hockey. She also grew up dinghy sailing off the coast of Ireland and more recently, achieved her powerboat RYA level 2 licence.