Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance

Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance

The Cutler Center was founded in 2000 with a generous gift from Stephen D. Cutler MBA’61 and his wife, Alice. Thanks to their continued generosity, the Cutler Center advances financial education and improves the skill set and marketability of Babson students.

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Spring 2021: Office Hours with Finance Industry Executives  

Hosted by the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join us for virtual 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 skillset, 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, MBA‘09, Director, Investment Strategist, Bank of America

Eric 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.

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Franco Estrada-Velsaco, CFA'02, Managing Director, Financial Advisor, UBS

Franco has significant experience working with ultra-high net worth families in the United States and abroad and developing financial solutions for complex situations. He’s been with UBS since 2002. 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.

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John Bailer, CFA'92, Senior Portfolio Manager, Mellon

John is the lead portfolio manager for Mellon’s dividend-focused Large Cap Value strategies and Equity Income strategy. He is also a senior research analyst on the Dynamic Large Cap Value strategy, responsible for the Consumer, Technology and Communication Services sectors. John also is the chair of the Mellon Proxy Voting Committee. Previously, John was a senior research analyst on the Large Cap Value team and joined the firm in 1992. John also currently Chairs the Cutler Center Advisory Board.

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Kerri McKeever, CFA, ‘02, MBA’09, Institutional Relationship Management, Investment Strategy, and current Treasurer & Executive Board Member of Empower Her Network

Kerri McKeever, CFA has 20 years of experience within the Investment Management industry. Most recently, Kerri was an institutional relationship manager and investment strategist for Amundi (Pioneer) Investments, supporting the portfolio management team.  Before joining Pioneer, Kerri was an institutional investment consultant at Rocaton Investment Advisors, Kerri was a generalist consultant focusing on asset allocation, manager selection and ongoing portfolio monitoring. Her prior roles included assistant portfolio manager and analyst at Income Research & Management for their private client business. She was also a bond trader and analyst at Eastern Investment Advisors.  Kerri currently serves as the Treasurer and Executive Board Member of Empower Her Network. 

Kerri received both her bachelor and MBA degrees from Babson College, where she was Valedictorian of her MBA class.

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