Financial Economics Institute

Past Events

2013-2014

New York City Networking Trip
January 13 - 16, 2014

Southern California Finance Conference
November 8th and 9th, 2013

David Hirshleifer
"Social Economics and Finance"
Friday, November 8, 2013

2012-2013

New York City Networking Trip
January 14-17, 2013

2011-2012

New York City Networking Trip
January 9-12, 2012

2010-2011

New York City Networking Trip
January 10-13, 2011

2009-2010

New York City Networking Trip
January 11-14, 2010

2008-2009

New York City Networking Trip
January 12-16, 2009

2007-2008

Political Economy of International Finance Conference
Friday, May 2, 2008

Conference on Law and Finance: The Future of Securities Fraud Litigation
Friday, February 8, 2008

New York City Networking Trip
January 14-17, 2008

Los Angeles Cocktail Reception at The California Club
On Friday, October 19th, the FEI and CMC's Alumni Relations Office hosted a cocktail reception in downtown Los Angeles at The California Club. Over 70 guests attended the event including alumni, faculty, staff, and 11 of the FEI Student Research Analysts. The event provided a tremendous networking opportunity for the students and featured comments from the FEI Director, Janet Smith. Maria Lohner '10 commented, "The cocktail reception was an excellent opportunity to reach out to the Los Angeles area alumni working in the field of finance. It was also great to see the recent alums that are now working in LA, learning about the responsibilities in their new positions, and receiving advice from them."

2006-2007

End-of-Year Luncheon
The FEI hosted a luncheon at The Seaver House on Thursday, May 10th to recognize students participating in the Financial Economics Sequence. FEI Director Janet Smith recognized each of the graduating seniors and student presentations were given by FEI research analysts Will St. Clair '07 and Chris Urban '07. The 40 guests at the luncheon included six FEI Board members, President Gann, Dean Hess, 11 faculty and staff members, and 21 students.

New York City Networking Trip
January 8-12, 2007

2005-2006

San Francisco Cocktail Reception at Weston Presidio
On Friday, June 30th a cocktail reception was hosted by Jim McElwee, FEI Chair, in San Francisco. Over 45 alumni, faculty, staff, and students attended the event which was held at the Weston Presidio offices overlooking the San Francisco Bay. FEI Board members in attendance included McElwee, Advisor Stephen McLin, and new FEI Associate Carol Hartman '86. CMC Trustees Bart Evans '70, David Hetz '80, and Fred Prager also joined us for the festivities.

End-of-Year Luncheon
The FEI hosted a luncheon in the Bauer Center Founders Room on Friday, May 12th to recognize students who completed the Financial Economics Sequence. The event included an acknowledgement of graduating seniors by Janet Smith and a presentation by Harvey Mudd student, George Malikov ’06. The 32 guests at the luncheon included five FEI Board members, six faculty and staff members, and 21 students.

Hedge Fund Day in LA
Friday, March 3, 2006

Boundaries of SEC Regulation Conference
Friday, February 3, 2006

New York City Networking Trip
January 9-13, 2006

2004-2005

End-of-Year Luncheon
The FEI hosted a luncheon at The Seaver House on Friday, May 13th to recognize students participating in the Financial Economics Sequence. FEI research analyst Eva Nazarewicz '05 coordinated the event that included an acknowledgement of graduating seniors by Janet Smith and student presentations by Justin Hance '06, Peter Hellwig '05, Kartheek Raju '08, Daniel Simon '07, and Paul VanDeventer '07. The 38 guests at the luncheon included four FEI Board members, President Gann, Dean Garris, nine faculty and staff members, and 23 students.

Classroom Guests
During the 2004-2005 academic year, FEI affiliated faculty members hosted several speakers who visited their classrooms to interact with students. FEI Advisor Robert Thomas (Cascade Investments) spoke with Bill Brown's corporate finance class in the fall and spring semesters. FEI Associate Scott Andron (Winter Street Capital) also spoke with Bill Brown's Investments class in the spring. FEI Advisor Brent Harris (PIMCO) visited campus to interact with students in Lisa Meulbroek's corporate finance class and Bill Brown's Investments course. Janet Smith also hosted Michael Lazarus (Weston Presidio) and FEI Advisor Perry Lerner (Fresh Direct) in her Economics of Strategy class in the fall.

Trust Company of the West and The Capital Group Companies Visit
March 4, 2005

New York City Networking Trip
January 10-14, 2005


Speaker Series

Jonathan B. Berk
"Are Mutual Fund Managers Skilled?"
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ross Levine
"The Guardians of Finance: Making Them Work For Us"
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wayne E. Ferson
"The Problem of Alpha and Performance Measurement"
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Peter Bossaerts
"What Decision Neuroscience Teaches Us About Financial Decision Making"
Friday, March 5, 2010

Chester S. Spatt
"Economic Principles, Government Policy and the Market Crisis"
Monday, November 16, 2009

Darrell Duffie
"Policy Issues Facing the Credit Derivatives Market"
Monday, April 13, 2009

Jeronimo Zettelmeyer
“Crisis Lending, Moral Hazard, and IMF Conditionality”
Thursday, May 1, 2008

Josh Lerner
"The Great Debate: Private Equity and Its Impact on the Global Economy"
Monday, March 31, 2008

Laura Starks
"Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility: What Do Investors Care About?"
Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Richard L. Peterson
"Inside the Investor's Brain"
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Video

Andrew W. Lo
"Lizard Brains and the Stock Market:
An Evolutionary Synthesis of Rational and Behavioral Finance"
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Video

Zvi Bodie
"Life-Cycle Investing in Theory and Practice"
Monday, September 25, 2006
Video

Gary Smith
"The Real Estate Bubble"
Wednesday, March 22, 2006

John Allen Paulos
"A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market"
Monday, September, 19, 2005

Kenneth French
"What Your Parents Didn't Know about Investing and You Should!"
February 9, 2005
Windows Media (all connection speeds)

Richard Thaler
"Investor Behavior and Public Policy: The Approach of a Libertarian Paternalist"
October 7, 2004
Windows Media (all connection speeds)