April 29, 2020

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.

April 23, 2020

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.

April 9, 2020

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.

April 2, 2020

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.

March 11, 2020

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.

February 26, 2020

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.

February 12, 2020

A panel comprised of members of the Student Managed Fund were present at the meeting. They walked Finance Society members through the application process, their stock picking process, and more. In addition, William gave a mock stock pitch and showed members their current investment holdings.

February 5, 2020

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.