Weekly Newsletter – September 27, 2015

SAIS International Finance Club Weekly Newsletter – September 27, 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. 29: “Private Equity Investing in Emerging Markets: Misunderstood and Underutilized” – Professor Roger leeds will discuss development of private equity investing, its overall investment cycle and why PE is currently underutilized in emerging markets. This session will be very helpful to students who have career interest in emerging market PE funds, entrepreneurial business ventures, and development financial institutions. Lunch will be provided. 12:00pm – 1:30pm. Nitze 517. RSVP via email saisinternationalfinance@gmail.com.

Oct. 1: “The World Bank Group Employer Presentation” – Join Senior Recruitment Officer, Roberto Amorosino from the World Bank to learn more about the organization and the available opportunities. 12:30pm – 2:00pm. BOB 500. RSVP via SAISWorks.
Oct. 1: “Other People’s Money: The Real Business of Finance” – International Political Economy at SAIS and Better Markets jointly present the book launch of John Key’s “Other People’s Money: The Real Business of Finance.” 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Rome Auditorium. RSVP Here
Oct. 1: “Evolution or Revolution? Restructuring Finance for a New Global Economy with Kenneth Jacobs” – Dean Vali Nasr and the Foreign Policy Institute invite you to join A Conversation with Kenneth M. Jacobs Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lazard Moderated by Dr. John Lipsky Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute. 4:30pm – 6:00pm. Nitze Kenney-Herter Auditorium. RSVP Here


Sep 29: “Gender & Inclusive Development and Development Finance Joint Workgroup Event, September 29, 2015” – In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the UN World Conference on Women and Platform for Action in Beijing and its 12 Points of Concern, the Society for International Development’s Gender and Inclusive Development Workgroup (SID-GID) – Washington, DC Chapter is planning 12 events in 2015, with each month aligning to a point of concern from the Platform for Action. On September 29, the SID GID Beijing +20 discussion series continues with a discussion on Women in the Economy, co-hosted by the Development Finance Workgroup and Nathan Associates Inc. The panel will share experiences on the progress made since 1995 towards the strategic objectives in the Beijing Platform, offer thoughts on the context in 2015 and current emerging issues, and provide their perspective on how governments, the private sector and civil society can continue to advance women’s economic empowerment. For more information click here.

Oct. 01: “Challenges in Corporate Governance: Mergers and Acquisitions” –  The Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) at the GW Business School is pleased to announce the next program in its ongoing series on Challenges in Corporate Governance. The program will be sponsored jointly by ICR and C-LEAF, The Center for Law, Economics, and Finance at the GW Law School.The program will focus on the role of Directors in dealing with mergers and acquisitions (M&A). One of the key roles of Board Directors at public companies is to set and oversee the strategic direction of the company. In discussions of strategy with senior management, the Board typically addresses issues surrounding organic growth, inorganic growth through mergers and/or acquisitions, and possible divestitures to realign the business. If the strategy discussions result in plans to merge, acquire, or divest in a way that is significant to the company, the Board is then involved in reviewing and evaluating potential deals and overseeing implementation. Often, the company will engage outside counsel and investment bankers to aid in the evaluation, planning and implementation process. The panel will include Board Directors, an investment banker, and a corporate attorney. The topics will range from the initial strategic planning to discussions surrounding the implementation of M&A decisions, as well as discussions relating to how the Board deals with hostile takeover approaches. The program should be of particular interest to students of general business, finance, accounting, and corporate and securities laws. For more information click here.

Sep. 23: “Value-Based Procurement as a Tool for Economic Growth” –  Please join us for an expert discussion on innovative efforts surrounding procurement reform, with a focus on USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative. While procurement can account for up to 20 percent of GDP in some developing nations, these systems remain weak. As demand for infrastructure increases across low- and middle-income countries, reducing life cycle costs and improving overall value of services should be a key priority of country governments. Leocadia I. Zak, Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, will provide insight into the ways in which GPI and other efforts can engage local governments and U.S. corporations abroad. For more information click here.



Internships – If no contact listed, details available on SAISWorks

Sidar Global Advisors – Research and Risk Advisory Intern – Deadline 09/30
Credit Suisse – 2016 Equity Research Department Summer Analyst – Deadline 10/09
MicroVest Capital Management – Fall Internships – 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

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
Deloitte – Strategy & Operations Consultant/Senior Consultant-Federal Practice – Deadline 10/09
EY – Transfer Pricing Staff – Deadline 10/13
Federal Reserve Bank of New York – Supervisory Development Associate – Deadline 10/15
Monitor Deloitte – Strategy Consultant (Middle East) – Deadline 10/16
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


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