Weekly Newsletter – October 5, 2015

SAIS International Finance Club Weekly Newsletter – October 5, 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 


Oct. 12: “Finance Club Internship Panel” – SAIS International Finance Club will be hosting an internship panel for first year students. Second year students with summer internship experience in finance will share their advice and experiences on internship hunting and working in finance.


Oct 06: “Housing Finance Reform: Opportunities and Obstacles of Risk Sharing” – Seven years after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into conservatorship, there is still a lack of consensus on how to reform the Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs). Notwithstanding, everyone agrees that there is a need for more private capital in the system and a need to transfer risk away from the taxpayer and GSEs. Focusing on risk sharing, specifically ‘front-end,’ makes housing finance more sustainable. While the GSEs are experimenting with additional forms of risk sharing, all of them are handled on the back end after the loan is on the GSEs balance sheets. Join the Bipartisan Policy Center for a keynote address and panel discussion on these issues and more. For more information click here.

Oct. 08: “Understanding and Planning for the New Liquidity Landscape” – Regulators, market-makers and investors are acutely aware that liquidity risk is undergoing fundamental change, due to stricter regulation and evolving market expectations. Signs are evident, such as the positive impact of E-trading being countered by the declining role of traditional Street liquidity providers. In the fixed income markets, even in today’s benign conditions, disparity is showing between high demand and low supply of liquidity, forcing issuers to accept higher funding costs to cover investor illiquidity risk. Opinions differ widely as to the impact of central clearing and collateralization of OTC derivatives when liquidity stress conditions occur. Even in the US Treasury market, transparency has never been higher but there are concerns about a regime shift where price-insensitive buyers such as the Fed withdraw their support just at a time when traditional market maker appetite is reduced. This ground-breaking event brings together nationally-renowned experts from the regulatory, academic, market maker and investor communities, to debate these issues and share their views on the changing liquidity landscape. For more information click here.

Oct. 05: Dialogue on Trade Policy 2015” –  As the Congress moves forward on several important trade initiatives, it is imperative that you are up to date on the latest information. Whether its major trade negotiations with other countries or fast track authority, the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee are working on all important trade issues. For more information click here.

Oct. 16:Goldman Sachs Recruitment Information Session”  – New this year, the Federation campus recruiting team is hosting an cross-school event in Washington, DC.  The event is intended to build our diversity pipeline, specifically among the female, black, and Hispanic undergraduate population.  As alumni, we are looking for your help getting the word about this event to students!  For more information click here.

Nov. 10:The Duke MBA Energy Club: Emerging Markets Case Study Competition” – The Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition was founded in 2013 to address a growing interest in the nexus between energy access, clean energy and development in emerging markets.  Since its inception, both support and participation in the competition has grown tremendously.  It represents a challenge that affects more than 2 billion people every day, and some of the biggest names in energy are taking notice. Please reach out to the finance club if interested. For more information click here.

Internships – If no contact listed, details available on SAISWorks

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

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

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

Add Finance Club events to your Google calendar by entering saisinternationalfinance@gmail.com in the “Add a friend’s calendar” text box under “Other calendars”. Alternatively, you can view the calendar using the following addresses:

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