2017 Claremont Finance Conference

On Friday, February 17th, the CMC Student Investment Fund, with the support of the Financial Economics Institute and the Robert Day Scholars Program, hosted its annual Claremont Finance Conference. The event began with a lunch and private equity panel featuring four professionals, all Pomona College alums, including the co-founder of Tennenbaum Capital Partners and a Senior Vice President from Skyview Capital. The panelists shared their experiences in the industry and discussed current trends in private equity funding, valuations and deal volume. After this event, the Conference hosted a panel on “Microeconomic Risks in a Changing Geopolitical Landscape.” Industry experts including a long-short equity hedge fund founder, a former partner at Bear Stearns and the previous head of US Treasury Trading and Bankers Trust Corp joined forces with two distinguished CMC RDS professors in a fascinating discussion on everything from Brexit proceedings to the Trump Presidency. The conference concluded at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum with a dinner and keynote address from Maureen Downey ’93. Students, faculty, and staff listened attentively as Maureen discussed the rise of impact investing in both the US and internationally.

Panel on Macroeconomic Risks in a Changing Geopolitical Landscape. Prof. Richard Burdekin, moderator with panelists (left to right) David Brown, Allan Rogers, Prof. Cameron Shelton, and Peter Madsen.


Students attending conference dinner at the Athenaeum.


Conference keynote Speaker Maureen Downey (’93), and FEI Advisory Board member, speaks about “The Rise of Impact Investing” at the Athenaeum.