Babson Testing Center has resumed normal operations and will be open today (Wednesday), 6am - 6pm and Thursday, 6am to 6pm. Hours on Friday, January 29 have been extended to 8:30am to 4:30pm with the first appointments from 8:30-8:45 am and last appointments of the day from 4:00 to 4:15pm. Schedule tests here

Graduate Students

  • Jan
    27
    2021

    ELV Discussion Series Kick Off

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    A six session discussion series, hosted by V.P. of Innovation D.R. Widder, structured around exploring the six Core Values (Put people first, Listen and Respond, Include Everyone, Innovate Continuously, Lead by Example, and Give Back to Others) that animate and guide the Arthur M. Blank Family of Businesses. Networking and small group discussion of the leadership principle - 'Put People First' Wednesday, January 27 6:00 - 8:00pm ET This event is free and open to all, but space is limited. Please kindly register in advance. Find out more >>
  • Feb
    01
    2021

    Office Hours with Finance Industry Executives - 2/1

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    Hosted by the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join us for virtual bi-weekly office hours featuring members of our Cutler Center Advisory Board and select alumni in the finance industry.Office hours are open to all finance students, both undergraduate and graduate, who are interested in talking with our industry experts to discuss topics and questions around career guidance, industry trends, interview prep, recommendations for improving your skill set, or questions more specific to your finance coursework. Questions can be as broad or specific as you'd like, or simply choose to attend and learn without having any specific questions.This is a great opportunity to network with industry executives with a wealth of knowledge in finance and investments. There's no limit to the number of office hours students can attend. Come when you can at any point during the hour and feel free to leave as you need to.Eric Crawley, Director, Investment Strategist, Bank of AmericaEric has over 18 years experience in the investments industry, specializing in individual investment, portfolio management and construction, risk analysis, and communication across various mediums. He also has experience in domestic equity and credit analysis. Currently, Eric is a member of the Solutions Oversight & Data Analytics Group at Bank of America, which provides the Chief Investment Office with a quantitative, unifying investment process and insights applied to products, portfolios, and platforms within the Private Bank and Merrill Lynch. Specifically, establishing and expanding quantitative analysis frameworks and tools to assist with the firm's due diligence, portfolio construction, platform management, and asset allocation processes. Prior to Bank of America, Eric spent time at LPL Financial and A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. as an Asset Allocation Strategist and Equity Anaylst, respectively. Eric was also the Executive Portfolio Manager of the Babson College Fund during his time at Babson.Eric received a MBA from Babson in 2009 and a BA degree in Business, English and Spanish from Lake Forest College.All interested Babson College undergraduate and graduate students should register by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. Find out more >>
  • Feb
    11
    2021

    Office Hours with Finance Industry Executives - 2/11

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    Hosted by the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join us for virtual bi-weekly office hours featuring members of our Cutler Center Advisory Board and select alumni in the finance industry.Office hours are open to all finance students, both undergraduate and graduate, who are interested in talking with our industry experts to discuss topics and questions around career guidance, industry trends, interview prep, recommendations for improving your skill set, or questions more specific to your finance coursework. Questions can be as broad or specific as you'd like, or simply choose to attend and learn without having any specific questions.This is a great opportunity to network with industry executives with a wealth of knowledge in finance and investments. There's no limit to the number of office hours students can attend. Come when you can at any point during the hour and feel free to leave as you need to.Franco Estrada-Velsaco, CFA, '02, Managing Director, Financial Advisor, UBSFranco has significant experience working with ultra-high net worth families in the United States and abroad and developing financial solutions for complex situations. He has been with UBS since 2002. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst, UBS Wealth Advisor, and Certified Investment Management Analyst designations. Franco has been recognized as an industry leader, named Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors (2019, 2020), Wall Street's Top 40 under 40 Advisors (2018, 2020), Forbes America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisor (2017, 2018, 2019) and was named to UBS' exclusive Top 35 under 35 program each year from 2012 to 2016.Franco received a BS in finance and entrepreneurship from Babson College.All interested Babson College undergraduate and graduate students should register by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. Find out more >>
  • Feb
    12
    2021

    Finance Friday's - Pioneering Computerized Trading

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    The spring Finance Friday's series for the Babson community, including graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, will cover various finance topics featuring Babson faculty, alumni and industry thought leaders. We're excited to kick off our Finance Friday series with a conversation between Professor Erik Sirri and David Whitcomb '63, founder of Automated Trading Desk and pioneer of computerized trading. In this session, they'll reflect back on the markets, the evolution of electronic trading, and the sale of ATD to Citigroup for $680 million. Erik and David will also discuss how these pioneering activities helped shape today's market environment. David Whitcomb '63 , Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Automated Trading Desk, LLCDavid Whitcomb, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Automated Trading Desk, LLC, the pioneer high frequency trading firm. ATD was sold to Citigroup in 2007 and at the time of its sale accounted for 7% of all volume on the NYSE & NASDAQ Stock Markets. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics (With Highest Distinction) from Babson College in 1963 and a PhD (With Distinction, Friedman Prize) from Columbia University in 1968. After research/faculty positions at the RAND Corporation, NYU & City University of New York, he joined Rutgers University in 1975 and retired as Professor of Finance Emeritus in 1999. One of the first researchers in the microstructure of securities markets, he has published in all the major finance & economics journals and is listed among the Top 100 researchers in financial economics (1974-1998). His business honors include Entrepreneur of the Year (Regional winner for the Carolinas) and Outstanding Financial Executive (Financial Management Association). Erik R. Sirri, Professor of Finance and Chair of the Finance Division at Babson College Erik Sirri is a Professor of Finance and Chair of the Finance Division at Babson College. His research interests include the interaction of securities law and finance, securities market structure, investment management, and capital markets. From 2006-2009 he was the Director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he was responsible to the Commission for matters relating to the regulation of stock and option exchanges, national securities associations, brokers, dealers, clearing agencies, transfer agents, and credit rating agencies. He served as the Commission's Chief Economist from 1996-1999, and was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Harvard Business School from 1989 to 1995. Sirri received his B.S. in Astronomy from the California Institute of Technology in 1979, an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, in 1984, and his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1990. His published writings appear in academic journals, practitioner journals, and books. He has served on the boards of securities exchanges, mutual funds, industry associations, and foundations. Find out more >>
  • Feb
    17
    2021

    Entrepreneurship in Finance Panel

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    Join Babson's Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance and MassChallenge FinTech for a discussion on fintech's evolution and what's ahead for the industry. From corporate-startup partnerships to emerging technologies, hear from these panelists on what they've learned as fintech entrepreneurs, investors, and partners, and how they predict the industry will change in 2021.Featured Speakers:Catherine White, Managing Director, Golden SeedsDeniz Johnson, COO, StratyfyRobert Kirk, CEO, Intergen Data Find out more >>