Weekly Newsletter – September 21, 2015

September 22, 2015


SAIS International Finance Club Weekly Newsletter – Sep 21, 2015

Club members, please see information on this week’s exciting events below as well as important internship/full-time position deadlines.

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership 

Sep. 22: “Interest Group Pressures and Currency Crises” – This is part of the Research Seminar Series, 2015-2016, being sponsored by International Political Economy at SAIS. David Steinberg, the speaker for this seminar, is an Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at SAIS. 4:30pm – 6:00pm. BOB 736. RSVP Link: https://ipeseminarfall15-2.eventbrite.com

Sep. 24: “USAID, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations Presentation” – U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations presentation on internship opportunities. 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Nitze 2nd Floor – Career Services Conference Room. RSVP Link: https://sais-jhu-csm.symplicity.com/students/


Sep. 22: “Connecting the Dots: How Fair Financing Can Help Save the Planet”– Pope Francis has rocked the world with his visionary encyclical calling on us all to fight for the planet and people living in poverty. Now he’s coming to the United States to address a recalcitrant Congress and share his vision with leaders at the United Nations. In preparation for his visit, join us for a free webinar on Monday, September 21st! We’ll walk you through the steps to take moral action on climate and inequality. Don’t miss this chance to get involved!
During the webinar, I’ll be joined by my colleagues at Congressman Keith Ellison’s office, National Nurses United, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and Friends of the Earth U.S. We’ll talk about how a tiny tax on Wall Street could raise billions of dollars to help developing countries cope with climate change while reining in the power of the private purse, as well as why it’s important for reaching a fair and effective international deal at the global climate summit this December in Paris. And we’ll put this all in the context of the pope’s visit and his call to take action for the climate and for justice. For more information click here.

Sep. 23: “Ensuring Africa’s Future: Innovation in Risk Financing” –  By 2050, Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is expected to rise by 108 percent, reaching 910 million people. Traditional finance models cannot provide growing African economies with the resources they need to effectively mitigate risk in light of new challenges. Cited by the G7 as a model for disaster finance, African Risk Capacity (ARC) has a goal of covering over 160 million people with climate risk insurance across the continent by 2020. ARC provides African member countries with post-disaster financing in a sustainable, efficient, and reliable manner.
Please join us for an expert discussion on recent innovations in disaster finance. Participants will discuss the implications of ARC’s work for food security, epidemics, and Africa’s role as a pioneer in disaster risk financing. For more information click here.

Sep. 23: “Corporate debt in emerging economies” –   The foreign-currency debt obligations of the corporate sector in emerging market economies are a matter of rising concern, particularly given the recent strength of the U.S. dollar and the prospects of an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. With many emerging markets facing growth slowdowns and capital flow volatility, this factor adds to the macroeconomic risks facing the global economy. On September 23, Global Economy and Development at Brookings and the Center for International Governance Innovation will host a discussion launching a new report on corporate debt in emerging economies. The report has been prepared by the Committee on International Economic Policy and Reform- a group of independent economic experts that includes academics as well as former government and central bank officials. This year’s report explores the role of corporate debt in emerging economies through a series of case studies-India, Turkey, and Latin America-and outlines possible new sources of risks to financial stability, especially in situations in which corporates acting as financial speculators and/or domestic banks fail to fully understand the underlying domestic and international exposures of the corporate sector. The panel will include several members from the Committee on International Economic Policy and Reform as well as other leading experts. After the program, the panelists will take audience questions. For more information click here.


Internships – If no contact listed, details available on SAISWorks

Institute of International Finance (IIF) – Fall Intern – Deadline 09/24

Sidar Global Advisors – Research and Risk Advisory Intern – Deadline 09/30

Credit Suisse – 2016 Equity Research Department Summer Analyst – Deadline 10/09

The Avascent Group – Summer Analyst – Deadline  10/19

Castalia Strategic Advisors – Business Development Intern – Deadline 10/31

Generation Investment Management – Summer Associate – Deadline 10/31

Credit Suisse – 2016 Summer Analyst at Hong Kong – Deadline 11/12

Full-time – If no contact listed, details available on SAISWorks

Center for International Private Enterprise – Program Officer – 09/24

U.S. Trade and Development Agency – International Trade Specialist – Deadline 09/28

Oliver Wyman –Financial Services Consultant – Deadline 09/28

Deloitte – Strategy & Operations Consultant / Senior Consultant – Deadline 09/28

Accenture Federal Services – Consulting Analyst – Deadline 10/01

International Finance Corporation – IFC Young Professionals Program – Deadline 10/05

Ernst &Young – Transfer Pricing Staff – Deadline 10/13

Federal Reserve Bank of New York – Supervisory Development Associate – Deadline 10/15

The Avascent Group – Analyst – Deadline 10/19

Newsletter Contributors

On-Campus Events: Ayan Qu
Off-Campus Events: Ahmed Aliyu
Jobs & Internships: Jingyang Chen
Editor: Steven Eisen


Stay up-to-date with club events on the SAIS International Finance Club website and facebook group

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