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Investing for Good: Examining the Surge in Sustainable Investing

As part of Sustainable Investing Day at Babson, this virtual panel featured local ESG thought leaders for a discussion on integrating ESG into the investment process, current and emerging trends, and how ESG investing will continue to alter investing across the institutional landscape. Recently, Babson’s Board of Trustees voted to integrate ESG factors while making investment decisions for its endowment.

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Entrepreneurship in Finance Panel Discussion

In partnership with MassChallenge FinTech, the Cutler Center hosted a panel of industry experts to discuss what they've learned as fintech entrepreneurs, investors, and partners. From the collaboration between fintechs to emerging technologies and key trends, this impressive group of panelists discussed the evolution of fintech and what’s ahead for the industry. 

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Investing with Impact

In partnership with Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Week, the Cutler Center hosted the session, Investing with Impact. The panel discussion, featuring Brian Dixon, MBA ’13, Priya Parrish ’05, and Scott Perry, CAIA, ’06, discussed how they’re providing capital to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges and the opportunities for investors who want to make an impact in renewable energy, agriculture, housing, and healthcare.

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Women in Finance Panel Discussion

Now, more than ever, finance needs more women. The Cutler Center was proud to welcome an accomplished group of women professionals to talk about their career choices, experiences and offer advice to Babson students. 

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Babson Trading Competition sponsored by Fidelity

Sponsored by Fidelity, the 10th annual Babson Trading Competition brought over 50 students to the Cutler Center finance lab for the sales and trading competition. Special thank you to Marco Gargurevich MBA’01, Vice President, Asset Management and Janis Voldins MBA’99, FX and Securities Lending Trader, who spoke with students before the competition about Fidelity and their trading operations. Congratulations to Ben Norris ’21 who won the competition!

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Finance Career Panel & Networking Reception

In partnership with the Center for Career Development, undergraduate and graduate students were given the opportunity to hear from our panel of Babson alumni discuss what finance jobs entail on a day-to-day basis, the skills needed to succeed in their respective sectors, and how they broke into these competitive fields. 

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Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance Grand Opening

While most people are worried about the economy and forecasting, well-known investor Peter Lynch says its more important to have a "finger on the pulse now, not in the future." Lynch joined Babson last week for the opening and celebration of its reimagined finance lab in the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance.

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Babson Connect Worldwide: Innovation in FinTech

Innovation through financial technology has flourished in recent years, as companies like Square, Venmo, and Credit Karma have changed the way we manage our money. What role will these types of startups play in the next wave of innovation? Industry professionals weigh in during Babson Connect Worldwide. 

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Boston FinTech Week 2019

To kick off the academic year, students and alumni joined the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, and Babson Boston, for Boston FinTech Week 2019. The focus? How technology will affect the future of financial services.

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SEC Chairman Clayton’s Discussion of the Standards of Conduct for Financial Professionals

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) passed a new rule that will require brokers to act in the best interest of investors and disclose more about potential conflicts of interest that could impact their advice. Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, visited Babson Boston to share his insights on the new regulation, which has been a decade in the making.

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Women in Investment Management: Choosing a Career in Investment Management

Now, more than ever, finance needs more women. The Cutler Center hosted CFA Society of Boston, who welcomed an accomplished group of women professionals to campus who spoke about their career choices and investment management experiences.

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Founders Summit: From Entrepreneur to Investor

Cutler Center Advisory Board member Catherine Friend White MBA ’86 joined a panel at the Founders Summit, hosted by the Blank Center. The session focused on making the transition from entrepreneur to investor. White was joined by Tim Chae ’13, General Partner of 500 Startups, and Angelo Santinelli, lecturer on entrepreneurship at Babson College.

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FintechWomen: Let's Start with Allies

FintechWomen’s inaugural program, Let’s Start with Allies, featured leaders from Boston’s fintech community to participate in an honest and candid discussion on the state of gender diversity, need for allies and as male leaders, what they see as their role in bringing about change. Constance Armstrong chaired the discussion with Dan New, Paul Brassil, and Vasilios Roussos. The panelists and guests facilitated an energized breakout session to ideate on practical solutions to enable gender balance in fintech.

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Fireside Chat with Bill Cummings

Bill Cummings, real estate mogul, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, sat down with Lecturer Paul Griesmer to offer keen insights, cautionary observations, and the pioneering thinking that produced great prosperity and a multibillion-dollar enterprise.

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Conscious Capitalism Distinguished Speaker Series: Ron Shaich, Founder and Chairman, Panera Bread

After decades building Panera Bread into the most successful fast-casual restaurant chain in the industry, Ron Shaich shocked many when he announced that he was taking the company private in July 2017. He explains why he took this step, and what we must do to counteract the extremely damaging short-termism and narrow agendas that now permeate our capital markets.

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