Babson College will be altering regular operations due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Graduate Students

  • Mar
    27
    2020
    –
    May
    01
    2020

    Finance Fridays: The Financial Impact of COVID-19

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    Sponsored 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 >>
  • Apr
    06
    2020

    CWEL Students Open Office Hours (Virtual)

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    Pop 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 >>
  • Apr
    07
    2020

    IFE Office Hours with Benjapon Jivasantikarn 4-7-2020

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    As Babson moves to a remote campus, we look forward to engaging with you virtually. We know there is so much that you are working through the midst of this uncertain time, and would like to offer you virtual office hours with IFE Associate Director Benjapon Jivasantikarn to share and discuss topics that are relevant to you right now. We invite you to use this time to share where you are and some of the things you are grappling with (e.g., school, business, family, personal), and use this opportunity to get feedback, input, and connection to resources in the Babson community. This is a great way for you to learn how the IFE and the broader Babson community can help you on your journey. We look forward to talking with you.Please click on the AGENDA tab on top and sign up for a time slot.About Benjapon Jivasantikarn, Associate Director, Institute for Family EntrepreneurshipI am passionate about working with entrepreneurial leaders who are committed to creating positive change in their communities.Growing up in an extended family that operated a variety of family enterprises, I have seen firsthand the opportunities and challenges of family entrepreneurship - but more importantly, I see the potential of family entrepreneurs to create real and positive change in their communities.As an alumna, I appreciate how Babson prepared me to be entrepreneurial in different sectors throughout my career. I started out my career in corporate consulting, advising clients on business incentives and valuations in a variety of industries, including financial services, consumer products, and technology. My work included liaising with our international offices in in Southeast Asia.In my social sector work, I led consulting engagements in strategic planning, growth planning, performance measurement, board restructuring, and prospectus and road show development for fundraising. I have extensive experience helping clients compellingly articulate their work to a funder audience, and have demonstrated success launching and running national initiatives and programs.My entrepreneurial journey included starting an innovative food-services concept with family, advising early-stage entrepreneurs, and serving on the board of a family foundation supporting education in Thailand. My passion for entrepreneurship and social impact came from my experience growing up in northern Thailand. I witnessed a clear discrepancy in life outcomes between those born into privilege and access, and those born into poverty. I saw my father -- a social entrepreneur -- strive against all odds to found a nonprofit college in my hometown, giving rural youth access to higher education. I saw how the trajectory of one's life can be changed through entrepreneurship, education, and opportunity. I am excited to be working with our next generation of Babson entrepreneurial leaders who are committed to creating economic and social value around the world. Find out more >>
  • Apr
    07
    2020

    Entrepreneurial Leadership in a Volatile World [Webinar]

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    The world is embarking on a new era and needs a different type of leadership—entrepreneurial leadership. Entrepreneurial leaders go beyond being just strong risk managers. In this webinar, Professor Jay Rao will show you how entrepreneurial leaders think and act to navigate uncertain environments and explore ambiguous terrains Find out more >>
  • Apr
    08
    2020

    IFE Office Hours with Lauri Union 4-8-2020

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    Lauri Union comes to Babson with extensive experience both in family business leadership and entrepreneurship through organizational transformation. At the age of 27, she became president and CEO of her family business, Union Corrugating Company, a deeply troubled manufacturer of building products. Union grew the company significantly and led it to become an industry leader, remaining on the board after a private equity sale. Her work at Union Corrugating is featured in two Harvard Business School cases. She also led the turnaround of a large family business in the food industry from severe distress to stability and profitability in just 12 months. As an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School, Union worked with students across the university. She currently serves as an advisor to ed-tech companies and education-related not for profits.Lauri is available to meet with students during her weekly office hours. Please click on the AGENDA tab on top and sign up for a time slot. Find out more >>