9: Starting as a graduate trainee
the firm paid for us, the four graduates, to receive tuition from academics at, I think the City University or City Business school, in corporate law, in, I think, accountancy for, two days a week, and in basic economics.
Christopher Steane (b1956) joined Barings as a graduate trainee in 1978 assigned to the Credit Department from where his career in banking and capital markets developed. He continues with ING Commercial Bank working in both London and Amsterdam as Head of Lending. He is a trustee of the Baring Foundation.