Weekly Newsletter: April 2, 2012

April 3, 2012


Several Finance Club events will take place over the next two weeks. We hope you can join us. Please note the date/time change for the event with John Richards.

  • April 4: “What Japan’s Past Can Tell the U.S. About It’s Future” – Please note: the event date has changed. The lecture will now take place on Wednesday at 5:00pm in Rome 103.
  • April 6: “The Financial Crisis and Its Long-Term Implications for the International Financial Industry” – There are only a few spots left, email Annie O’Neill to get on the list.
  • April 12: “Impact Investing 101” – Professor Brand addressed the club last spring on the topic of Impact Investing. That event was a huge success and we’re lucky to have her back for a second time.
  • April 12: “A Conversation with Ned Offit” – Come enjoy a glass of wine and conversation with SAIS alum Ned Offit. He will speak to students about his career, working in finance with a SAIS degree, and emerging market investments. Space is limited; RSVP now to reserve your spot.

Thank You: On March 28, Professor Bodnar and Noemi Crespo, Director of Financial Aid spoke to a group of 44 students about the important but under-discussed issue of Personal Finance. The conversation covered budgeting, retirement, insurance and, of course, student loans. If you weren’t able to attend, the lecture is available on our website.

The International Finance Club would like to thank Professor Bodnar and Ms. Crespo for taking the time to speak and answer questions. An additional thank you to John Ulrich who proposed the topic and to Erik Hansen who planned event.

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

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership


April 3: “Consulting Club Summit” – On Tuesday at 12:30pm in N410, the SAIS Consulting Club will meet to discuss their Small Group Luncheon Series, case prep advice, fall events, and ideas for the club. Pizza will be served. RSVP with SAIS Consulting.

April 4: “Doing Business in the Middle East: Before and After the Arab Spring” – The Middle East Studies Program will host Mehdi Fichtali, visiting scholar at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University to discuss this topic. The event will take place from 12:30 – 2:00pm in N507. Note that this event is open to the SAIS community only. Please RSVP to kkornell@jhu.edu.

April 4: “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 R103 from 5:00 – 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 4; light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP.

April 5: “México’s Economic Challenges – The Fiscal and Energy Conundrum” – On Thursday, H.E. Jesus Reyes Heroles, former Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. and former Director-General of PEMEX, will join Professor Gonzalez’s class México, Central America and the Caribbean to discuss the topic. If interested in attending, please RSVP with Jennifer Zurek.

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; refreshments will be served. Email Annie O’Neill to reserve your spot.

April 12: “Impact Investing 101” – Professor Monica Brand is the Principal Director at ACCION’s Frontier Investments Group, an Adjunct Professor at SAIS, and serves on numerous boards including her role as chair of the investment representative committee of Leap Frog – the first ever microinsurance fund. Her lecture will explore how investment in social enterprise can catalyze breakthrough innovation to serve the poor and generate a positive social and/or environmental impact as well as a financial return. Specifically, the tutorial will help students understand why early stage equity investing is used as a framework for promoting sustainable innovation and how impact investing builds off and differs from traditional venture capital/private equity. This event will take place in N517 from 12:30 – 2:00pm. Please RSVP.

April 12: “Conversation with Ned Offit” – SAIS alum Ned Offit is the Co-CEO of Offit Capital Advisors. Prior to this he was an MD at Offit Hall Capital Management and an MD in the emerging market fixed income department at Bear Stearns. He will speak with students about his career, working in finance with a SAIS degree, and emerging market investments. This event will take place in N507 at 5:30pm. Space is limited; email Valerie Gadala-Maria to reserve your spot.


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.


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