Cutler Center

Thought Leadership

The Cutler Center promotes thought leadership by hosting or sponsoring a wide variety of conferences and events throughout the year. These events allow Babson faculty, students, and alumni to learn, network, and innovate in a collaborative setting.

Babson Finance Conference

The Babson Finance Conference brings together leading figures in finance to share their experiences, provide perspective, and identify the areas of greatest opportunity and risk. These speaker, who present cutting-edge research, market outlooks, and insights from their real-world experience, have included:

  • Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts and CEO of Bain Capital
  • Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs
  • Karl Case of the Case-Shiller Real Estate Index
  • Seth Klarman, Founder and CEO of Baupost Group
  • Robert Shanks, CFO of Ford Motor Company
  • Michael Angelakis ’86, Vice Chairman and CFO, Comcast

Faculty Research

The Cutler Center supports the Finance Division which offers intellectually rigorous programs of study in finance taught by full-time professors and practitioners who bring real world practical experience to Babson’s students. Babson faculty are encouraged and supported in a variety of thought leadership and research activities to:

  • Sustain, enhance, and renew the intellectual vitality of faculty by supporting the building of intellectual capital through meritorious research.
  • Increase the public visibility and academic reputation of the College and its faculty, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
  • View a complete list of faculty research.

Seminar Speaker Series 

The Cutler Center also sponsors the Seminar Speaker Series, which allows faculty to build relationships in the academic community and exchange ideas withother top researchers. Recent speakers have included:

  • Andrew Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering at the MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Gordon Phillips, C.V. Starr Foundation Professor at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
  • Kent Smetters, Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School


Renan de Carvalho Figueiredo MS’17

Babson Connector/Babson Finance Affinity Group