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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. 

Cutler Center Events 

The Cutler Center hosts various events on the Wellesley and Boston campuses that bring together leading figures in finance to share their experiences, provide perspective, and identify the areas of greatest opportunity and risk. These speakers, who present cutting-edge research, market outlooks, and insights from their real-world experience, have included:

  • Tim Chae, General Partner, 500 Startups
  • Jay Clayton, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Peter Lynch, Investor, Mutual Fund Manager & Philanthropist
  • Joel Tillinghast, Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments


Finance Fridays: The Financial Impact of COVID-19 

Sponsored by the Stephen. D Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, this weekly webinar series focuses 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. 

5/01 - Equity Market Turmoil: Finding Opportunities while Mitigating Risk Recording | Slides

4/24 - Current Crisis and the Impact on Real Estate Recording | Slides

4/17 - Hedge Funds, Price Volatility, and the Career Ending Margin Calls Recording | Slides

4/10 - Equity Market Volatility in the COVID-19 Era Recording | Slides

4/03 - Lawsuits: Securities Litigation Precipitated by the COVID-19 Crash Recording | Slides

3/27 - Past and Present Crisis: The Policy Response Recording | Slides



BabsonDiscover: Webinar Series

Our faculty, Centers, Institutes, and other community members will moderate weekly webinars that are open to all. Together, we can pioneer new pathways to help solve the challenges we now face and generate new opportunities that will create social and economic value. 

5/13 - Investing for Retirement with Professor Erik Sirri | Recording

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Faculty Research

The Cutler Center supports Babson faculty who pursue research and thought leadership activities that sustain, enhance, and renew the intellectual vitality of faculty by supporting the building of intellectual capital through meritorious research. The Center also supports faculty who increase the public visibility and academic reputation of the College and its faculty, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Cutler Center provides stipends, research assistants, and access to data needed to support research activities. 

Faculty Research


Seminar Speaker Series

The Cutler Center sponsors the Seminar Speaker Series, which allows Babson’s finance faculty to build relationships in the academic community, to exchange research ideas with other top researchers from other institutions, to share academic research with the local practitioner community and to enhance Babson’s reputation as a research institution.

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