Visit to Susquehanna International Group
Oct
25
3:00 PM15:00

Visit to Susquehanna International Group

WHERE: 401 E. City Avenue, Bala Cynwyd

Join RHS on a site visit to Susquehanna International Group, a proprietary trading firm headquartered in the Philadelphia area. This is an opportunity to learn more about derivatives trading and SIG’s impact in the financial markets. You will have the chance to network with various members of the firm across different business areas and explore career opportunities in the financial services industry.

To learn more about SIG, please visit sig.com/campus

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3rd Annual Economics & Finance Forum
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

3rd Annual Economics & Finance Forum

3rd Annual Economics & Finance Forum: Can Private Corporations Do Good and Make Money?

Speakers:

Antoinette Eltz ’00 is Director of Client Relations at Hermes Investment Management, an asset management firm based in London with approximately £33 billion in AUM. She is responsible for building and developing relationships with Hermes’ clients across multiple distribution channels.

Prior to joining Hermes, Antoinette worked as a Senior Sales Director at Twelve Capital, an independent investment management company focusing on clients in the UK and Switzerland. She was also a Vice President at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), focusing on account and product management. Antoinette has also had experience in proprietary trading, and worked as a Summer Associate at both McKinsey & Company and UBS Warburg.

Antoinette received her MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in with a concentration in Operations Management in 2005. She graduated from Swarthmore with a BA in Biology

Gustavo Schwed ’84 is a Professor of Management Practice at NYU-Stern, where he teaches courses in private equity deal analysis and finance. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University, and currently serves as a member of Swarthmore’s Board of Managers, chairing the Finance Committee.

Prior to joining NYU-Stern, Gustavo worked in London as a Managing Director at Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm specializing in media, communications, and education with approximately $40 billion in AUM. While there, he led a number of European buyout transactions. He was also a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, a private equity arm of Morgan Stanley, where he focused on Latin American private equity deals. Gustavo also spent three years in Brazil at Bassini, Playfair, & Associates, a private equity firm focusing on Latin American emerging markets.

Gustavo received his MBA from Stanford University in 1988. He graduated with High Honors from Swarthmore with a BA in Economics.

Robert Ottenstein ’82 is a Senior Managing Director and Partner at Evercore ISI, an investment banking advisory firm with offices in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. His focus is primarily on the global beverages industry, and is responsible for equity research on the industry. He was named Runner-Up in Institutional Investor’s Beverages ranking in 2014.

Prior to joining Evercore ISI, Robert worked as the Global Head of Investor Relations at Anheuser-Busch InBev, shortly after InBev’s acquisition of Anheuser-Busch. He was also a Managing Director of both Equity Research and Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on the global chemicals and basic materials industries.

Robert received his MBA from Stanford University and his MA in PPE from the University of Oxford. He graduated from Swarthmore with a BA.

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Charles River Associates - Economic Consulting Dinner
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Charles River Associates - Economic Consulting Dinner

Join us for our CRA Information Dinner at Swarthmore! We hope that students completing undergraduate degrees (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors) will come learn more about economic, strategy and litigation consulting.

Please RSVP for Dinner and join us for an exclusive opportunity to meet some of CRA’s consultants. Swarthmore alums, Preston Poon (Class of 2014), Carl DeFranco (Class of 2015), and Tony Trinh (Class of 2017 and CRA’s newest incoming Analyst!) will be there to answer questions and offer a behind-the-scenes look into consulting at CRA.

The Inn at Swarthmore (10 South Chester Rd, Swarthmore PA 19081)

Friday, April 28th

6:00-8:00 pm

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Meet & Greet with Sarang
Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

Meet & Greet with Sarang

Come Meet Swarthmore Alum who is the Co-head of Leveraged Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 

Date: September 28, 2016 

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM 

Location: SCI 102 

There will be food catered and Bank of America Merrill Lynch gear! 

Only open to Redefine Her Street, Swarthmore College, members.

This event is mandatory. 

 

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1st Annual Economic & Finance Forum: Markets in an Uncertain World
Apr
23
9:30 AM09:30

1st Annual Economic & Finance Forum: Markets in an Uncertain World

Redefine Her Street and Clarus Capital prese­­nts this annual conference to create an opportunity for Swarthmore alumni in the field of finance and economics to connect with other alumni, meet aspiring students, and impart lessons learned from their time in the industry. We hope to provide a forum to begin an open dialogue on a variety of topics, including industry outlook, personal experience, and career advice.

The conference will take place on Saturday, April 23rd from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM in the Scheuer Room at Swarthmore College. The event will feature five sessions, with a designated student moderator for each.We hope the event will strengthen the already invaluable source of support and guidance that the Swarthmore community is to all of its members.  

Speakers:

Andy Haughwout ’83 is a Senior Vice President and Head of the Microeconomic Studies Department in the Research and Statistics Group at the New York Fed. He is a coeditor of the Liberty Street Economics blog and a coeditor of the Bank's Economic Policy Review. In addition to his duties at the Bank, he is a Penn Institute for Urban Research Scholar and serves on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Regional Science. He is a past Chair of the North American Regional Science Council and the Federal Reserve System Committee on Regional Analysis. Prior to joining the New York Fed, Andy served as Assistant Professor and Director of the Urban and Regional Planning program at Princeton University. He holds a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jim Marks ’85 has over three decades of experience as an innovator and executive in financial technology. He helped to start and manage SNL Financial before becoming the first Wall Street equity analyst to focus on financial technology with Credit Suisse First Boston in 1996. He was a founder and President of the financial and legal technology investment bank, Marks Baughan, from 2004 to 2013. He also served as President of Belzberg Technologies and WineAccess, as well as a director at Fiberlink, Folio Dynamix, and Keystone Risk Partners. He was a McCabe Scholar at Swarthmore, graduating with a B.A. in Art History.

Joe Corso ’02 graduated with a BA in Economics from Swarthmore. He has held various investment banking positions over the course of his career, in distinguished firms such as Janney Montgomery Scott and Thomas Weisel Partners. He is currently a Managing Director at Stifel, where he specializes in advising companies in the Semiconductor, Electronics Supply Chain, and Distribution spaces. 

Goreleigh Willis ’03 graduated Swarthmore as a double major in Economics and Political Science with Honors. He finished his MBA from Cornell University. Currently, he is an Investment Banking Associate at Lazard, where he is part of the media services and technology group. Previously, he was an associate at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where he worked with ultra high net worth individuals to manage their wealth.

Mark Bode ’80 graduated from Swarthmore with a B.A. in Political Science and received his MBA with Honors in Finance from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Mark is currently Founder and CEO of the Utopia Group, an early stage medical device company. Previously, he was a founder and CFO of Lyric Capital Venture Partners, a top quartile venture fund, and CFO of two venture backed startup companies in software and finance. He began his career in technology investment banking in New York and San Francisco with Solomon Smith Barney and Prudential Bache Securities. Through his career he has worked with over 70 companies and done over $3.2b in transactions.

Dan Oppenheim ’96 majored in Economics at Swarthmore. He is currently a Managing Director at Zelman & Associates in San Francisco. As a senior equity research analyst, he covers real estate investment trusts (REITs). Previously, he was a Director in the Equity Research Department at Credit Suisse, where he covered the housing industry, including homebuilders and building products companies. In 2007, Oppenheim ranked second on the Institutional Investor “All-America Research Team” for his coverage of Homebuilders and Building Products. He joined Credit Suisse in 2008 from Banc of America Securities, where he was a Principal, and he has held positions in Wellington Management Company and Goldman Sachs.

For more information, visit www.redefineherstreet.com/forum-rsvp

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Seminar Series #3: Putting Information into Perspective
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Seminar Series #3: Putting Information into Perspective

Seminar Series #3: Putting Information into Perspective (Introduction to Markets)

For students who were able to attend both seminars prior to this lecture will be able to apply the terms that were learned previously to current day news and events. The goal is to make sure that students will be able to understand market-related text after learning the basics. 

Location: SCI 105

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Seminar Series #1 & #2: Financial Institutions & Investments 101
Apr
8
2:30 PM14:30

Seminar Series #1 & #2: Financial Institutions & Investments 101

Seminar Series #1: Financial Institutions

What are the differences between commercial and investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms?

Stay tuned for more information coming up about the presentation. 

Location: SCI 101 

Open Event

Seminar Series #2: Investments 101 

This presentation will cover the following: 

  1. What is an investment? 
  2. Mutual funds, stocks, bonds
  3. Risk and Reward 
  4. Interest Rates 

Due to an event on April 15th, the RHS Executive Board (Swarthmore College) decided to combine the seminar series. 

 

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