Our final meeting of the semester was done virtually over Zoom. We were grateful to have Shap Smith, a Managing Director at Citi, join us. Shap discussed the major trends he’s seen so far in banking and other major industries such as oil, gas, airlines, retail, and more. He discussed what we might see in the future: bankruptcies, companies restructuring their balance sheets, and more.
Our third virtual meeting of the semester was done over Zoom. We were grateful to have Keith LaRose, a Principal and Executive Vice President at Bradley, Foster & Sargent join us. He shared with us how the firm is tackling the challenges that have arisen in the asset management industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second virtual meeting of the semester was done over Zoom. We were grateful to welcome Tom Marshella, former Managing Director at Moody’s. Tom talked about how companies, the economy, and ratings are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today we held our first virtual meeting via Zoom! A UConn School of Business alum, who is currently an Investment Banking Analyst at BNP Paribas in NYC, discussed the credit shock that’s risen as a result of the rapid spread of COVID-19. The pandemic has been having detrimental consequences across every asset class.
This meeting was the last meeting before break and the last in-person meeting of the Spring 2020 semester. It was a productive current events discussion between Finance Society members. The drastic changes going on in the markets recently were discussed, among other current events.
Bradley, Foster & Sargent, an asset management firm in Hartford, CT presented at tonight’s meeting. They discussed the industry, recent market trends, and potential careers at the firm.
The FDIC presented at this meeting to Finance Society members. They gave an insightful, educational presentation on their role within the economy. In addition, they shared upcoming full-time opportunities for business students. We were also able to hear from a student within our School of Business, who provided information regarding Point 72 Asset Management’s Academy Program.
Abby and Jack led the first current events discussion of the semester! Members had a long discussion about the effects of the coronavirus on the global economy, the AT&T and Sprint merger, and more.
Welcome to all our new members! Last night, Alex and Sean of Surgical Care Affiliates gave an insightful presentation and informed members of the full-time positions available at the company. Discussion centered around the healthcare industry and business careers in healthcare that blended a passion for helping others while using a finance/business degree.