We are delighted to announce the arrival of Mary McHugh to our firm. Mary joins us from Coventry University where she was awarded the degree BA Business & Finance with Honours 1st class.

Mary’s dissertation was entitled “The Efficient Market Hypothesis, Behavioural Finance and Stock Market Anomalies” which aligns very well with many aspects of our financial planning business such as our wealth management advice, investment risk profiling and the new rules on Auto Enrolment Pensions.

In addition, Mary undertook a piece of independent research examining the effect of “sports sentiment” on the stock market and was awarded a 1st for her coursework entitled “Controversies, Options and Potential Outcomes of the Current Pension Issues in the UK”

We asked Mary about what she gained from her educational experiences that she would bring to Simpson Financial Services

“Studying for my degree not only provided me with a thorough grounding in financial theory, financial services and business strategy, but also developed proficient time management and prioritisation, research, problem solving and analytical skills.”

We are sure Mary will be an outstanding addition to the team here at Simpson Financial Services.