COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Calum Smith ]

  • 23 Apr 2020
  • 25 Jun 2020
  • 10 sessions
  • 23 Apr 2020, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 30 Apr 2020, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 7 May 2020, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 14 May 2020, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 21 May 2020, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 28 May 2020, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 4 Jun 2020, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 11 Jun 2020, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 18 Jun 2020, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 25 Jun 2020, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 4

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Book a [ 15 - 30 MINUTE ] drop in session with  [ CALUM SMITH ]

SUPPORTED AREA: Leadership & Finance Management 

AVAILABILITY: Thursday & Friday  [ 09.30 AM - 12.30 PM ]


Calum is a Senior Investment Manager with 23 years experience focused on Global Bond and Currency markets whose key strengths lie in decision-making, lateral thinking and who has strong interpersonal and communication skills. 

He was instrumental in building a global bond business for BlackRock ($50bn assets under management and $100m revenues) and led a team of investment professionals at Aberdeen Asset Management in developing from scratch a Fixed Income and Currency asset allocation investment process.

Since October 2016, Calum has been pursuing other interests.  He was a Mentor on the Pilotlight programme where he met with the CEO of a Scottish charity in a series of meetings for one year giving advice on strategic, fundraising and marketing issues. Calum is currently a full-time Painting student at Leith School of Art where he is also a member of the Board of Directors. In this latter role, Calum contributes to the strategic direction of the School and in ensuring all governance matters are in line with best practice. 

MANTRA in light of COVID-19:

“In every crisis there is opportunity. You have to adjust your thinking to be able to see the new opportunities.”


To book your drop in session please complete the registration form indicating:

- Your topic of discussion

- Preferred time slot within [ Calum's availability ]

- Calum will be in touch with relevant contact details and confirmation of your agreed time slot 

If your preferred time slot for this date is no longer available, Calum will be in touch to find a suitable time within her availability.


> All supporters of this initiative are generously offering their time in kind to support the local creative community

> All bookings are FREE and subject to change due to the varying unpredictable demands of these uncertain times, however Creative Edinburgh pledge to support you where we can by providing you with alternative support and/or signposting if your session is unexpectedly cancelled or postponed for an extended period.

> All registrants details will be kept confidential and may be used by Creative Edinburgh internally, to survey the impact the COVID-19 is having on the creative industries in Edinburgh / Scotland and further afield.

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