It’s rare for a conference of this size and visibility to be hosted by students.
In the months leading up to the conference, each student organizer has a lot riding on his or her shoulders, from managing a team to communicating with speakers and attendees. Their work puts them in direct contact with presenters, often a “Who’s Who” of financial industry leaders: Douglas Cote, CFA, VOYA Investment Management, David Darst, Americana Partners, Eileen Murray, Bridgewater Associates, and Dr. David Kelly, CFA, of J.P. Morgan Funds, among other notables.
Students gain new perspectives not only from speakers, but also from students across the country and from overseas who look at world events through the lens of their own experience. They also have the opportunity to participate in the Global Portfolio Competition.