Weekly Newsletter: March 25, 2012

Spring Break is drawing to a close, but you can still look forward to several upcoming Finance Club events. Please note:

Do not miss Personal Finance 101 with Professor Bodnar this Wednesday. The money management fundamentals that Bodnar will cover are must-knows for all financially literate adults (even those not currently earning an income). Don’t consider yourself a financially literate adult? That will change on Wednesday. Be there.

Next Friday (4/6) the club is excited to host a lecture by Distinguished Visiting Scholar John Lipsky. Formerly the First Managing Director at the IMF and Vice Chairman at JPMorgan, Mr. Lipsky will engage with students about the outlook for the international financial industry in light of the financial crisis. At Mr. Lipsky’s request, we are keeping the audience small to facilitate discussion, so RSVP now to reserve your spot.

Thank You: On March 15, Jason Loughnane and Sam Duncan addressed a group of 28 students and alumni as part of the club’s 2nd Annual Finance 101 series. Drawing on their previous work experience at Goldman Sachs, the second-year students broke down various departments and job functions within an investment bank. They pointed out which areas might be of particular interest to SAIS students, answered questions about buy/sell side distinctions, and even addressed the recent resignation-by-NYT OpEd.

The International Finance Club would like to thank Jason and Sam for their thoughtful presentation, and for taking time out of their busy schedules for us during midterms. Thank you as well to Erik Hansen for planning a fantastic event!

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

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership


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 a year 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.

March 28: “Prospects for Sino-Latin American Relations in 2012” – The Latin American Studies Program is hosting Mr. Geoff Dyer, Financial Times Correspondent on Wednesday, March 28, from 6:30 – 7:30pm in the Herter Room. Professor Roett will moderate the discussion. The event will be followed by a wine and cheese reception and is open to current students and LASP Alumni. Please RSVP to Anne McKenzie.

April 3: “What Japan’s Past Can Tell the U.S. About It’s Future” – John Richards, former RBS Managing Director & Asia Head of Research will draw parallels between the Japanese asset bubble of the 1990’s and the United States’ current financial situation, highlighting lessons learned and possible ways forward. The event will take place in N517 from 5:00 – 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 3; light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP.

April 6: “The Financial Crisis and Its Long-Term Implications for the International Financial Industry” – John Lipsky, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the SAIS International Economics Program will address the International Finance Club about the financial crisis and its impact on the future of the international financial industry as part of the Finance 101 series. Before coming to SAIS, Mr. Lipsky served as the First Managing Director at the IMF as well as Vice Chairman at JPMorgan The event will take place on Friday from 12:45-2:00pm in BOB 505. Space is limited, please RSVP to Annie O’Neill.


April 30: “Meet McKinsey – Destination EMEA” on Monday, April 30, McKinsey will host an informational evening event in NYC. Applications must be received by April 3. See attachment for details.


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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