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VIDEO: INSEAD Dean talks about importance of alumni engagement

Prodigy Finance - January 24, 2017

Community lending for INSEAD students

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD

When we talk about alumni engagement with the school, there are many different ways in which alumni can engage with the school. Some of them have engaged by being interviewers, mentors, employers of our students. Others have been engaged for philanthropic giving. We engage with the alumni community and we make them aware of Prodigy Finance because it has been an important source of funding for our students. 1300 students have been financed through Prodigy Finance. By creating a bigger fund, we will be able to attract more students.

What is more important from our point of view is that it is one part of creating this community between INSEAD alumni, INSEAD students and the school, where the alumni are supporting those who want to study at INSEAD. When students come here, thanks to either being financed through a scholarship or through a loan, then many of them go back to their countries and their companies and by working in these countries, they accelerate the process of growth and the acceleration of process of growth in many countries leads to eradication of poverty, of reduction of poverty.

When I talk to the alumni community I always emphasise that there are many ways of engaging with INSEAD and supporting INSEAD. For us, fundraising and philanthropic giving is very important to remain competitive and innovative, but another way that the alumni community can support students coming to INSEAD is Prodigy Finance.

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Risk warning:

This product may have limited or no liquidity and you may find it difficult or impossible to realise the value of your investment. Your Capital is at risk, be aware that by investing in this product you may lose some or all of the money invested. You have limited recourse to the issuer of the security, no recourse to the borrowers, and there are other risks including those relating to the default or insolvency of the issuer who is not an authorised or regulated firm.

This product is targeted exclusively at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand these risks and make their own investment decisions. You will only be able to invest once you are registered as a high net worth investor or a self-certified sophisticated investor and have completed a suitability questionnaire prepared by Prodigy Services Limited.

Prodigy Services Limited promotes offers of securities for third party issuers to eligible investors. Prodigy Finance loans are offered to eligible borrowers who are studying outside of their country of residence and the loans are governed by English law. Prodigy Services is an Appointed Representative of BriceAmery Capital Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Prodigy Finance is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for certain consumer credit activities and for investment activities. Prodigy Finance Limited and Prodigy Services Limited are incorporated in the United Kingdom with registered address at Palladium House 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD. This document has been issued by BriceAmery Capital Limited as a Financial Promotion under Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. PSL_23012017_BV_INSEAD_CAT4

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