Dominic Dyer2017 William A. Dart Memorial University Scholar
Columbia University, USA
Dominic is set to qualify as a CFA charterholder at an exceptionally young age after recently passing his level 3 exam and taking the first two levels while still at university. Having completed a Master’s in Real Estate Economics and Analysis at University College London and three internships with Dart’s Investment Analysis Group, Dominic is currently working in his dream career in commercial real estate at a leading American bank in London. Dominic is also a successful long-distance runner, representing the Cayman Islands on the international stage and captaining the Columbia track and field team in his final year.
Setting ambitious goals and working hard to achieve them stems from my running career. Nobody was holding me accountable or forcing me to train, it was down to my own desire to succeed.
Inspired by the mentoring he received from Jackie Henshilwood during his internships at Dart, Dominic wants to pay it forward and mentor the next generation. He is involved with Career Ready, an organisation that works with students from disadvantaged backgrounds to help prepare them for the workplace. He encourages other Dart Scholars to make the most of their work experience at Dart, where they can gain exposure to a wide range of industries. He also recommends students do a placement year during university, in Cayman or overseas, as it is considered advantageous by future employers and is a way to bridge the gap between academia and the workplace.
I will forever be grateful to Jackie and the amount of time she was willing to give me during my internships. She made sure I was always challenged, always learning and gave me a plethora of opportunities to contribute positively to the team. I can confidently say I would not be where I am today without Jackie.
Dominic’s decision to pursue a career in commercial real estate began with a summer job at Dart while still in university and guided his choice of post-graduate degree. He credits specialising in real estate economics for landing him a graduate job in London’s highly competitive job market, as it persuaded his employers of his passion for finance in this area. Looking to the future, he likes the idea of a stint “down under” in Australia or New Zealand, and in the long term may consider setting up his own real estate debt or PE fund.