Weekly Newsletter 2/19/2017

February 20, 2017


Newsletter – Week of February 19, 2017

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

-Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership


Recent Finance News

The Week Ahead:
Greece debt talks have taken an insolvable situation. The IMF and Brussels showed their diverging views on the Greece bailout program. The IMF seemed to have not committed to the program, which created tension. However, due to approaching elections in the Eurozone, politicians are expected to come to some decision involving the IMF’s requests.
The Fed will release the minutes of its meeting on Wednesday. Investors already know that Ms. Yellen said that it would be unwise to wait too long for rate hikes.
For more information click here
Trump Trade:
This week the Trump trade appeared to be more secure. The four key US equity indices showed incredible strength for four consecutive days. This information is not true the US but for the All-World stocks as well. The stock index closed at a record high for the first time in two years.


Source: Financial Times


Source: Financial Times


Source: Financial Times


On Campus Events

Risk Analysis & Modeling: Deloitte Decisions, Federal Advisory

Time & Location: BOB 500 at 6PM, Monday, February 27th 

Join Professor White’s Risk Analysis & Modeling class on Monday, February 27th, as the class will be inviting Anna Sarnek (’16) and Ed Moe (’16) who both work at Deloitte Decisions, a group in Deloitte’s Federal Advisory practice. They will be coming to SAIS to talk about the work that they are doing and will share their thoughts on how SAIS students with interests in areas like risk and decision analysis can prepare for potential work in advisory/consulting positions.

Anna and Ed plan to provide an overview of modeling and decision analytics consulting projects with the Federal government, give examples of the types of project questions faced by their team, and discuss the skills and knowledge from SAIS that can be useful in this type of work. The event will not require RSVP and this event is not sponsored by Deloitte.


Off-Campus Events

The SEC Speaks in 2017

Time: February 23-24, 2017 9AM EST

At the beginning of each year, PLI presents, in cooperation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, The SEC Speaks program, which provides an essential update on the current initiatives at the Commission, as well as the priorities of the Commission for the coming year. At this unique program, you will hear remarks by the Chairman, and Commissioners, and Investor Advocate, as well as panel discussions by senior staff at the Divisions of Corporation Finance, Economic and Risk Analysis, Enforcement, Investment Management, and Trading and Markets, and the Offices of the Chief Accountant, General Counsel, Compliance Inspections and Examinations, Municipal Securities, Credit Ratings, and International Affairs. You will also hear commentary from former Chairmen and Commissioners and have the opportunity to receive answers to your most pressing questions in the smaller breakout workshop sessions at the end of each program day. For more information and registration, click here.


Jobs and Internships

Firm Position Deadline
Congressional Budget Office 2017 Summer Internship Program 17-Feb
The World Bank Macroeconomist 24-Feb
The World Bank STC – Doing Business Project 24-Feb
US Department of Commerce Intern 24-Feb
The World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture Intern 26-Feb
Euro Bank for Reconstruction… Analyst 27-Feb
One Acre Fund Senior Analyst 27-Feb
International Finance Corp. Associate Financial Officer (Singapore) 1-Mar
International Finance Corp. Associate Financial Officer (London) 1-Mar
K&M Advisors Senior Analyst 10-Mar
Asian Development Bank Internship 15-Mar
Delphos International Summer Internship 15-Mar
KPMG Senior Associate, Infrastructure ASAP


Newsletter Contributors:
Recent Finance News: Yanki Kalfa
Jobs and Internships: Quinn Campbell
On and Off-Campus Events: Marco Kim
Newsletter Editor: Daniel Schiffrin



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