2nd Annual Economic & Finance Forum

By Redefine Her Street - Swarthmore College Chapter's Executive Team

On Saturday, April 22, students and alumni alike came together for the 2nd Annual Economics and Finance Forum, hosted by Redefine Her Street and Clarus Capital. 

The theme of this year’s forum, “Entering the Trump Economy” was chosen to contribute to a timely discussion about how current social, economic, and political circumstances impact our world. We invited speakers including Sampriti Ganguli (CEO of impact investing firm, Arabella Advisors), Jayson Yost (Director in the Financial Institutions Group at Citi), Chris Murphy (Sales Trader at Susquehanna International Group), and Eleanor Joseph (Founder and CEO of finch company based in Uganda and Boston, Ubuntu Capital) to share their insights on a variety of relevant topics including the implications of Dodd-Frank, divesting away from the fossil fuel industry and into renewable energy, the rise in options trading to hedge against the risk of an increasingly volatile market, the use of fintech in emerging markets, and using financial and philanthropic capital for social good.

We’re living in some of the most interesting times and the forum was in part established to provide a space where students and alumni alike could interact together in a more discussion-based and business-oriented environment. The other goal of this event was to bring alums back on campus to contribute to these sessions and to continue learning from each other, as they once did during their time here at Swarthmore, and as a result, add onto to the community building aspect that makes Swarthmore unique. 

We were proud to see such a strong turnout from students and alumni, from all different years and backgrounds and look forward to what next year’s coordinators will bring to the table.