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Late Convener gifts personal work to University of Strathclyde

The Late Convener of Trades House (2016/17), Keith Brown OBE, has gifted his banking and financial services reports to the University of Strathclyde. 

The period covered is 1970 – 1995, when Keith Brown was the pre-eminent investment analyst for banking and financial services research in the UK and internationally. 

The research covers a wide range of investment reports on banking and financial services in the UK, Europe and the Far East. Some were ground breaking in terms of initial coverage at a time when investors demanded more knowledge and understanding of the industry and companies in which they were invested. 

Keith Brown was a Partner and Head of Research at W. Greenwell & Co. and later Managing Director and Head of European Research at Morgan Stanley, which is now a major employer in Glasgow. 

Keith Brown said: “This will prove a valuable asset for students studying the banking industry, which for the period covered was very different from the operating environment today. I have kept my research since I retired and now it is time to find a new and permanent home. I am delighted that the University of Strathclyde have agreed to accept it as a gift.” 

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice Chancellor said: “The University of Strathclyde is delighted to accept this generous donation by Keith Brown of his collection of banking and financial services reports. The reports are a unique resource from an enormously experienced professional from the banking industry and will be invaluable in enabling students and researchers from Strathclyde and beyond to study an important period of banking and investment history. The collection will be added to the University's internationally-significant holdings of Archives and Special Collections in the University Library where it can be consulted free of charge by all interested researchers.” 

The Trades House, which was established in 1605, is now a registered charity widely viewed as a centre of excellence in the administration of trusts and legacies, which also supports a wide range of educational initiatives.  Considerable resources are devoted to helping vulnerable people in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.   

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