Over two and a half days, seven School of Business students, along with Professor Abraham Mulugetta, attended the third annual Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) III Forum, in New York City.
The forum brings together an international group of current and future leaders from the financial services industry together to explore important developments, challenges and opportunities facing investment professionals within our global financial markets.
During the forum, keynote speakers explored the global economy, alternative assets vs. equities, Federal Reserve perspective, corporate governance and global markets. Students were encouraged to ask questions of the panelists, which is a great opportunity to interact with top leaders in the financial services industry.
Camila Neves ’13 said, “It was beneficial to listen to the different perspectives on the global economy from individuals such as Richard Peach, the Senior Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, whose actions influence the financial markets.”
On day two, students and faculty participated in a number of breakout sessions, including workshop presentations, panel discussions and keynote presentations that explore portfolio management, equity analysis, forensic accounting, risk and ethical decision making, plus much more.
“The Forum was an enlightening experience to our students. They herd controversial and yet civilized views from experts in the field about the economy, financial markets regulations and governance. Some experts see headwinds; others argue convincingly tailwinds propelling the economy. Some observe regulations as a blunt tool that does not discriminate while others see regulations that do not bit and yet others see corporate governance that does not recognize that all publicly traded companies are not equal. It was an excellent exposure to our students that enhance their learning experience.” said Professor Mulugetta.
To top off the forum, students had an opportunity to network through interactive career discussions with a group of young professionals who were students themselves not too long ago.
“These students that attended the forum had the opportunity to listen to some of the most influential people in the financial industry. Takeaways from these keynotes will be useful immediately in the classroom and later in their professional career. It’s an amazing opportunity.” said Dean Mary Ellen Zuckerman.