Weekly Newsletter: March 5, 2012

This week, the SAIS International Finance Club will host the first Finance 101 event of 2012. The series (made possible by a grant form the JHU Alumni Association) aims to address popular topics related to finance at SAIS. RSVP now to attend Kay Turner’s lecture on Tuesday – details below.

Don’t forget – you can stay up to date with club events via our website.

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership


March 6: “Finding the Right Finance Job: Personalities and Career Development” – On Tuesday, from 12:30 to 1:30pm, the Finance 101 series kicks off with a presentation by current MIPP student Kay Turner. Kay is a Managing Director (on sabbatical) at Citi. At Citi, she ran the emerging markets fixed income corporate and bank research analyst team focused on Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa credits. Kay will discuss what personality types fit in different jobs within banking and how to think about your own personality as part of your job search. The event will take place in N417. Please RSVP via email.

March 8: “Hedging Services on Microfinance” – This Thursday, from 5:00 – 6:00pm, the JHU Carey Business School Finance Club will host Jorge Santisteban, Director of Hedging Services at MFX Solutions – a group of microfinance organizations seeking to answer the growing problem of currency risk in the microfinance industry. The event will be held in the Carey Business School building (1625 Mass Ave.), Room 203. See attached flyer.

March 15: “Anatomy of a Bank” – Next Thursday, from 12:45 – 2:00pm, the Finance Club will host a Finance 101 presentation by second year students and former Goldman Sachs employees, Jason Loughnane and Sam Duncan. Jason and Sam will help students better understand the various divisions of a bank. They will also discuss barriers to entry for particular positions and what areas students with SAIS degrees have previously targeted with success. The event will be held in N517 and pizza will be served. Please RSVP via email.

March 15: “Bloomberg Info Session” – Next Thursday, from 4:30 – 5:30pm, the Sheridan Libraries @ DC are hosting a Bloomberg Info session to orient students to the Bloomberg terminal and professional service. A Bloomberg rep will demonstrate the service, touching on topics such as how to access current business news, economics, stock quotes, currency research, and domestic and international markets. The event will take place in BOB, lower level 7. Please register here.

March 28: “Personal Finance 101” – Following Spring Break, the Finance 101 series continues. Professor Gordon Bodnar will discuss the basics of personal finance and help students answer the age-old question: “Can I afford to accept this job offer for 40k given my financial obligations?” Noemi Crespo, the Director of Financial Aid will also be on hand to take questions about student loans. The event will take place in Rome 203 from 12:30 – 2:00pm. Please RSVP to Erik Hansen.


SAIS Professor Pieter Bottelier weighs in on China’s economy in this 2/23 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace article: China’s Surprising Rebalancing Act.

Dean Jessica Einhorn wrote a letter-to-the-editor of the Financial Times published on 2/20: “Surely We Have Learnt That Not All Trading is of Social Value”.


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