Weekly Newsletter – April 21, 2013

This Tuesday (4/23), SAIS International Finance Club and SAIS Energy and Environment Club will jointly host ‘Careers in Energy Finance: A Panel Discussion’. Alumni working in this fascinating field will be on hand to talk about their experiences, provide career advices and answer your questions. 5:00-6:30pm, Nitze 517. Pizza and soda will be served.

Our panelists:
• Jase Cabrera, energy & infrastructure investment banking  Taylor-DeJongh
• Kristy David, project finance, Greengate LLC
• Susan Keppelman, portfolio management, AES
• Nikolay Filchev, energy strategy/consulting, IHS CERA

This is the first Finance & EE collaboration, also the last Finance Club event of this semester. Do not miss the chance to attend, RSVP to saisinternationalfinance@gmail.com now!

Finally, be sure check out the job/internship section- Professor Leeds is recruiting TA for his Fall 2013 ‘Private Equity in Developing Countries’ class!

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership


Apr 22: “China’s Boom — Why Not Earlier? Why So Long? Can it Last?” – for the 17th annual Gaston Sigur Memorial Lecture at Elliott School of International Affairs, Professor Thomas G. Rawski of the University of Pittsburgh will lecture on this topic. 5:00- 5:30pm reception, 5:30- 6:30pm lecture. Elliott School of International Affairs. RSVP: go.gwu.edu/sigurmemorial

Apr 23: Lessons from the banking fiasco in Cyprus– Although Cyprus is a small country with a small economy, it has caused melodramatic banking and political dilemmas. What is the connection between banking systems and credit to sovereigns?  How should the crisis in Cyprus have been handled differently, and what are its wider international repercussions going forward? These and other relevant questions will be addressed by our expert panel. Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:00am, American Enterprise Institute. For more information and RSVP click here

Apr 25: Discussion with Nobel Prize Laureate Thomas C. Schelling — Join American University’s Dean’s Discussion with the recipient of the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize, Dr. Thomas C. Schelling. Dr. Schelling served in the Economic Cooperation Administration in Europe, and held positions in the White House and Executive Office of the President, Yale University, the RAND Corporation, Harvard University and the University of Maryland.
Thursday, 3:30- 4:45pm, American University. For more information and RSVP click here

Apr 25: Perspectives from British Ambassador Peter Westmacott on Financial Regulatory Reform & Free Trade– Based on his four decades of experience as a British diplomat, including appointments as ambassador to France, Turkey and now the United States, Ambassador Westmacott will offer his perspective on the future of the UK’s economy, its place in the European Union, reforms to its financial services sector, and the case for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Thursday, 4:00- 5:00pm, Bipartisan Policy Center.             For more information and RSVP click here

Apr 26: ‘Supervisor Ratings and the Contraction of Bank Lending to Small Businesses’ — Robin Prager, Senior Adviser, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System will present her current research which examines the extent to which changes in banks’ supervisory ratings are associated with changes in the rate of growth of their lending to small businesses. Bank lending to small firms in the U.S. fell substantially during the recent financial crisis and the ensuing recession. Because small firms account for a disproportionate share of new job creation, lending to these firms could have important implications for the pace of economic recovery. Friday 10:30am-12:00pm, Georgetown University Center for Business & Public Policy. For more information and RSVP click here


Apr 22: “The Turkish Economy: Opportunities and Challenges” – Martin Raiser, country director for Turkey at the World Bank; Laurence Ball, professor in the Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Economics; Prakash Loungani, adviser in the IMF’s Research Department; and Sumru Altuğ (moderator), director of TUSIAD Economic Research Forum and professor at the Koç University’s College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, will discuss this topic. Jose Fernandez, U.S. assistant secretary for Economic and Business Affairs, will deliver keynote remarks. Note: SAIS will also host a live webcast of the event available at  http://bit.ly/17vOk9b. Monday at 1:30pm in Kenney, RSVP here.

Apr 23: “America’s New Opportunity in the Global Economy” Robert Hormats, U.S. under secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, will discuss this topic. Tuesday at 10:30am in the Rome Auditorium, RSVP here.

Apr 23: Employer Presentation: TDI International Presentation Interested in emerging markets consulting? TDI is a strategic advisory and risk management firm based in Washington, DC with offices in Houston and Zurich. The firm provides tailored solutions to clients operating in emerging markets and works extensively in the energy, extractive, financial services, telecommunications and defense industries as well as the legal sector. TDI Project Manager and SAIS alumnus Jason Potell will speak with students interested in consulting, risk analysis, trading and research. Tuesday at 12:30pm in the Career Services Conference Room, RSVP via SAISWorks.

Apr 23: ‘Panel Discussion: Careers in Energy Finance’—  Join SAIS Finance Club and SAIS EE Club this Tuesday for an interactive panel discussion that will give you insights into one of the hottest careers in town.  Our panelists:

• Jase Cabrera, energy & infrastructure investment banking  Taylor-DeJongh
• Kristy David, project finance, Greengate LLC
• Susan Keppelman, portfolio management, AES
• Nikolay Filchev, energy strategy/consulting, IHS CERA

will be on hand to talk about their experiences, provide career advices and answer your questions. 5:00-6:30pm, Nitze 517. Pizza and soda will be served to those who RSVP to saisinternationalfinance@gmail.com


Professor Leeds recruiting TA, Fall 2013: Private Equity in Developing Countries

Professor Leeds
 is accepting Teaching Assistant applications for his fall 2013 course on private equity in developing countries. Qualified candidates should have completed at least Multinational Corporate Finance (Professor Bodnar, or the equivalent), and preferably have some work experience in a PE fund or financial institution (e.g., due diligence, valuing companies using DCF, comparables and other valuation methodologies). It is essential that applicants are very confident of their ability to assist students with corporate valuation, DCF analysis and the fundamentals of financial due diligence. Knowledge of private equity is a plus, though not required.

The TA’s main responsibilities include (i) attending weekly class, (ii) holding office hours for 1 hour/week to help students with the financial analysis/valuation exercises of weekly case assignments, and (iii) assist in the grading of weekly case assignments.

Interested students should email Professor Leeds (leeds@jhu.edu) with a brief cover letter and a cv.

Internship and Job Opportunities – If no contact listed, details available on SAISWorks

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