Students Attend Global Asset Management Forum

May 12, 2013  |  by Lauren Agnello

  • John Duffy, Rebecca Immer, Ed Hutton, Debra Ishman and Brandon Gallegos

  • John Duffy, Ling Zhou, Brandon Gallegos, Debra Ishman, Rebecca Immer, Kara Borowiak and Marco Bubic

This spring, Ed Hutton, assistant professor of finance and director of NU’s Financial Services Lab, accompanied several students – Kara Borowiak, Marco Bubic, John Duffy, Brandon Gallegos, Rebecca Immer, Debra Ishman and Ling Zhou – to the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) III Forum as members of the Niagara University Financial Association. The forum took place in New York City April 4-6 at the Hilton New York Hotel and was very educational as well as beneficial for networking.

Students attended workshops, career panels and listened to keynote speakers ranging from prominent economists and finance professionals to investment managers. A few of the esteemed speakers included Dr. Roger Ibbotson, professor in the practice of finance at Yale University and chief investment officer of Zebra Capital Management LLC, Guy Adami, managing director at Drakon Capital and fast money contributor for CNBC, and Dr. Frank Hathaway, chief economist for NASDAQ OMX Group Inc.

Professor Hutton advised, “This was a wonderful opportunity for students to network with some of the best financial managers in the world.”

According to finance major Marco Bubic, “For future students and members of the Niagara University Finance Association, I would highly recommend participating in the New York City trip. The G.A.M.E. conference that we attended was an excellent opportunity for finance and business majors to gain invaluable industry knowledge, while simultaneously creating an excellent networking opportunity for those looking to work in the finance industry upon graduation.”

The first day of the forum was comprised of keynote panels discussing the global economy, global markets, corporate governance and provided a Federal Reserve perspective. Day two included a variety of breakout panels, workshops and keynote perspectives emphasizing on portfolios, trading, trends and analysis. The last day focused on panels discussing career opportunities within the financial services industry.

Finance major Debra Ishman added, “Attending the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E Forum was an excellent experience that enhanced my professional and educational development. Being exposed to top finance professionals within the industry and surrounded by students from many different backgrounds allowed me to have a different perspective on the financial topics discussed. This is a trip that I would recommend the university take part in every year and all business students should have the opportunity to attend.”