In our ongoing effort to help protect the Babson Community and minimize exposure to COVID-19, we have canceled, postponed or restricted some of our upcoming events. Please check here daily for updates.
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Wednesday, April 01 2020 - Thursday, April 30 2020
Mar272020–May012020Sponsored by The Stephen. D Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, this weekly webinar series will focus on the financial impact of COVID-19. Join us each week to learn from faculty and alumni thought leaders as they discuss and answer your questions on various topics amidst the current crisis.Friday, March 27: Associate Professor Jerome Taillard - Past and Present Crisis: The Policy ResponseWe have witnessed tremendous economic growth around the globe in the last century. But the path to growth is all but linear. Crises of all kinds occur regularly. Governments and the policies they enact become essential in guaranteeing swift recoveries. We will explore the playbook governments use in crises. In doing so, we will uncover the role of key policy makers, how their actions affect markets and the overall economy, and ultimately lead to a recovery. Past crises as well as the current one will be discussed!Access the recording and slides here.Friday, April 3: Associate Professor Steven Feinstein - Lawsuits: Securities Litigation Precipitated by the COVID-19 Crash While COVID-19 has wrought harm to health, it also caused a financial market crash. A surge in litigation, including allegations of fraud, often follows a major market loss. Some allegations are tied directly to the factors that caused the crash. But more cases focus on fraud that is exposed by the crash. Still others address what is said and done in the wake, after the economic disruptions have begun. Corporations are owned by investors but run by their agents. For the system to work, rewards and honest information must be shared equitably. This webinar, citing new and precedent cases, and anticipated imminent cases, will explore what happens when the rules are broken.Access the recording and slides here.Friday, April 10:Assistant Professor Luke Stein - Measuring Market Volatility Friday, April 17: Lecturer Glenn Migliozzi, CFA - Hedge Funds, Price Volatility, and the Career Ending Margin Calls As a former hedge fund manager, seeded by Julian Robertson of Tiger Management, Glenn will offer a front-row experience of starting, managing, and closing a fund, and discuss strategies for managing through market volatility like we're experiencing today. The fund he managed was a short-biased credit hedge fund that used Credit Default Swaps to exploit market inefficiencies. Hedge Funds and other Alternative Investments are complements to traditional investments of publicly traded stocks and bonds that have limitations and imperfections. Some hedge fund strategies require significant price volatility to generate real performance alpha: Global Macro Strategies, Managed Futures, Distress Securities, and Short-Biased Funds. Several strategies require low volatility to generate outsized returns but require significant leverage: Merger Related Strategies, and Convertible Bond/Fixed Income Arbitrage. Finally, some fund strategies require minimal market volatility and leverage while depending upon security selection to outperform; Long Short Equity and Market Neutral Strategies. Margin calls can have risky consequences, particularly in today's market environment, so exercising caution is more important than ever. Learn ways to mitigate these risks, exploit market inefficiencies, and discuss various alternative investment strategies that can help manage through these volatile market conditions that we're experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.Friday, April 24: Lecturer Paul Griesmer - Current Crisis and the Impact on Real Estate Friday, May 1: Senior Lecturer Patrick Gregory, CFA & John Bailer, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager for Large Cap Dividend Portfolios, Mellon - Equity Market Turmoil: Finding Opportunities while Mitigating RiskThe Babson community, including students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited to join. Find out more >>
Apr062020Pop by our virtual CWEL office from where ever you are! Whether you have a question, are seeking feedback, or just want to say hello, Valerie Paquette, Director of Student Programs at the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership will host weekly office hours, open to all, every Monday and Thursday. You may enter the room within the scheduled times via the link below or register via CVENT have the link and reminders sent to your inbox. No registration required! Enter the room here: https://babson.webex.com/meet/vpaquette Find out more >>
Apr062020Drop in to get feedback on your business or help your fellow entrepreneurs. Introducing P2P (Peer to Peer) Connect sessions held on Mondays & Thursdays. These facilitated feedback forums help you to continue to make progress during this difficult time. These sessions give you the opportunity to get feedback on your current business concept or help you overcome a current challenge you are facing. Youll leave the session with a renewed focus on the actionable next steps you should take to continue making progress on your business. Dates: Monday, April 6, 13, and 27 from 2pm -3pm ET Thursday, April 9, 16, 30 from 1pm 2pm ET Find out more >>
Apr062020Baseball on Apr 6, 2020 at 3:30 PM: Babson vs. UMass Dartmouth, Canceled Find out more >>
Apr062020Please go to http://bit.ly/2020SCvirtualinfo and register. By registering with this link, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the session via WebEx.To view the WebEx registration link in other time zones or languages, please go to: https://babson.webex.com/babson/k2/j.php?MTID=t10e1c96c836a6cc12c420e6f8ee00d63 Summer Catalyst is a 10-week virtual program that will build your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, provide resources, tools, and expert connections, and help you accelerate your business. It shares many similarities with the Summer Venture Program and incorporates many elements like Hot Seat, office hours, and dedicated advisors, but is delivered online. Learn more about the program and get your questions answered! Please be advised that audio and video will be taken during this event for possible use on the Babson College website, social media outlets, marketing materials, and other publications. By participating in this event, you consent to the recording and using your image and likeness.Upon registering for this event, you will be listed as an attendee on the WebEx session. Please contact the Blank Center at email@example.com if you have any questions. Find out more >>