Weekly Newsletter: April 8, 2012

April 9, 2012

Events

The Finance Club will host several events in the upcoming weeks, including two this Thursday. We hope you can join us. (see Upcoming Events for additional details)

April 12: “Impact Investing 101” – We’re lucky to have Professor Brand speaking to the club for a second time in as many years on the topic of Impact Investing.

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.

April 16: “A Practitioner’s Perspective on Corporate Valuation” – Learn about corporate valuation and credit analysis from current MIPP student and Citi MD Kay Turner. Event size is capped. Reserve your spot and RSVP now.

Thank You: Last week, former Head of Research for RBS Asia John Richards spoke to 19 members of the SAIS community about asset bubbles in Japan. He offered an interesting perspective on Japan’s recent financial history, and demonstrated how analysts should be ever mindful of the past when tackling problems of the present.

Two days later, Distinguished Visiting Scholar John Lipsky spoke to 29 members of the SAIS community as part of the Finance Club’s Second Annual Finance 101 speaker series. Mr. Lipsky drew from his background as the former First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF and Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Investment Bank to discuss the underlying causes of the financial crisis, attempts at effective regulatory reform, and the future of the financial industry. Thank you to Mr. Lipsky for taking time to have lunch with us, and for sharing his insights.

Thanks to Erik Hansen and Annie O’Neill for planning last week’s events. You both did a fantastic job!

Don’t forget – you can stay up to date with club events via our newly redesigned website. Pictures and presentations from last week’s events will be available shortly.

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership

UPCOMING EVENTS

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. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP if you’d like to attend.

April 12: “A 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 Finance 101 event will take place in N507 at 5:30pm. Space is limited; please RSVP to reserve your spot.

April 16: “A Practitioner’s Perspective on Corporate Valuation” – On Monday, current MIPP student and Citi MD Kay Turner will address a small group of students in a hands on session about a practitioner’s approach to corporate and credit analysis. 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. Case materials will be distributed ahead of time. The event will take place on Monday from 12:30 – 2:00pm (location to be announced). Event size is limited to fifteen people, RSVP to Napat Jatusripitak.

April 19: BNP Paribas, Employer Presentation – Career Services will host SAIS Alum Jack Yeung (JHU ’05, BC ’06, SAIS ’07) and the head of North America Operations for BNP Paribas to discuss opportunities at BNP Paribas and finance careers in Asia. The event will take place from 2:30 – 3:15pm in Rome 806. RSVP in SAISWorks

April 19: China Merchent Bank, Employer Presentation – Career Services will host Ma Weihua, the Director and President of China Merchant Bank. He will speak with students about career opportunities and banking in China and specifically at China Merchant Bank. The event will take place from 4:30 – 5:30pm in Rome Auditorium. RSVP in SAISWorks

April 19: “Shadow Banking, Prudential Risk and Social Value” – Adair Turner, Chairman of the U.K. Financial Services Authority and Chair of the U.K.’s Committee on Climate Change will address the SAIS community at 5:30pm in the Kenney Auditorium. John Lipsky will moderate the 2012 Rostov Lecture on International Affairs. Please RSVP with SAIS Events.

April 20: “Executive Recruiting: Myths and Realities” – Join Career Services for a conversation with Daniel Edwards, Global Head of Financial Services at Hendrick & Struggles. Mr. Edwards will discuss what talents global financial firms are looking for, and how SAIS students can best position themselves for success in financial services. The event will take place in N417 from 12:30 – 2:00pm in N417. RSVP in SAISWorks

April 26: Moody’s, Employer Presentation – Bart Oosterveld, Head of Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group will speak to students about opportunities to work on his team. Career Services will host the event from 12:30 – 2:00pm in Rome 200. RSVP in SAISWorks

JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND CAREER RESOURCES

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