Photos From Our Recent Events

CFA Research Challenge

February 27, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 CFA Research Challenge Team and their advisor Prof. Hugh Marble
Winners of the Virginia competition 6 years in a row!

L-R Greg Renn, Cynthia Wang, Julia Boge,
Annie Petrino, Ethan Presley

Financial Services Roundtable 2019

February 6, 2019

On February 6, the Boehly Center hosted the 6th Annual Financial Services Roundtable. In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the end of the financial crisis in the US, panelists shared their perspectives on that historic period and discussed how the events of the financial crisis continue to impact financial institutions and markets even today. Moderated by Carl Tack, Clinical Professor of Finance and Co-Director of the Boehly Center, the panelists included Peter Atwater, President of Financial Insyghts LLC, and Tom Rideout , Director of the Bank CEO Advisory Board for Invictus Group LLC.

From DoG St. to Wall St. 2018

September 27 and 28, 2018

The Twelfth Annual From DoG Street to Wall Street event, co-sponsored by the Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance at the Mason School of Business, the Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy, and the Cohen Career Center, brought over 30 alumni and friends to over 200 students on campus. The event provided students with an opportunity to learn about careers in Investment Banking, Equity Analysis, Strategy Consulting, Wealth Management, and much more. The keynote speaker was Kimberly Alexy, MBA ’93.

Women’s Leadership Summit 2018

March 23 and 24, 2018

The third annual William & Mary Women’s Leadership Summit and Stock Pitch Competition was hosted by the Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance, Women in Business and Smart Woman Securities. Over 100 students from William & Mary and universities across the nation participated in the morning stock pitch competition and/or afternoon panels. Alumni and friends of the College served as judges, panelists and coaches and made the event a success. Click here for more information.

Women’s Leadership Summit 2017

March 24 and 25, 2017

The second annual William & Mary Women’s Leadership Summit and Stock Pitch Competition was hosted by the Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance, Women in Business and Smart Woman Securities. Over 100 students from William & Mary and universities across the nation participated in the morning stock pitch competition and/or afternoon panels. Alumni and friends of the College served as judges, panelists and coaches and made the event a success.

Risk Management Course 2017

February 18 and 25, 2017

In the first class session of the course, risk professionals from a wide range of industries explained the risks they face in each of their businesses and the ways that they measure and mitigate these risks. During the next session, students worked in groups to model complex financial behavior with a Monte Carlo simulation. Click here to learn more.

Financial Services Roundtable 2017

February 8, 2017

The fourth annual Financial Services Roundtable offered an incredible opportunity for students looking to further their understanding of finance via relevant discussion and direct exposure to industry professionals. Moderated by Professor Carl Tack and featuring prominent alumni and friends of the College, the topic of this year’s panel discussion was “The New, New Normal–What Should We Expect under the Trump Administration?”

Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy NYC Networking Night

November 17, 2016

Dean Larry Pulley of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business joined Professor James Haltiner, Carl Tack and William & Mary alumni in finance for a night of networking at the University Club in New York. Hosted by Mason Alumni Relations, the reception marked the eleventh year of the Finance Academy and the third year of operation of the Boehly Center.

From DoG St to Wall St Women in Business Forum

September 23, 2016

Women in Business club engaged students and alumni in a roundtable discussion on “The Perceptions of Women in Power” during an afternoon panel at DoG to Wall. Professionals from the finance sector evaluated how the media views powerful woman by looking at examples from politics, business and sports.

From DoG St to Wall St 2016

September 22 – 23, 2016

The Tenth Annual From DoG Street to Wall Street event, co-sponsored by the Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance at the Mason School of Business, the Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy and the Cohen Career Center, brought over 40 alumni and friends to campus. The event provided students with an opportunity to learn about careers in Investment Banking, Private Banking, Equity Analysis, Strategy Consulting, Quantitative Finance and much more. The keynote speaker was Craig Broderick ’81. Click here to see more.

Welcome Back Dinner

August 30, 2016

The Boehly Center welcomed students from all academic years and majors to come learn about the Center and meet the Boehly Center staff and student leaders at the annual kick-off dinner and information session.

Click here to view the presentation from the event.

3rd Annual Officers’ Council Meeting

April 28, 2016

The Officers’ Council met at Guggenheim Partners in New York to learn about the programs offered over the past year and to help brainstorm new ideas for the Boehly Center. This year’s meeting provided an opportunity for the group to recognize Professor Julie Agnew for her inaugural leadership of the Center, and to introduce Professors Jim Haltiner and Carl Tack, incoming Co-Directors of the Center. Mr. Boehly participated via video conference from LA, joining a lively discussion on the Center’s accomplishments under Professor Agnew. Small group discussions focused on identifying appropriate metrics to measure success, and skills and career preparation needed by professionals entering financial services.

Photos by Lynn Nakamura

Presentation by Professor Aswath Damodaran

April 8, 2016

The Financial Modeling Club hosted NYU School of Stern Professor Aswath Damodaran, who discussed the relationship between using the qualitative and the quantitative in a company valuation. He first highlighted that one must be both a storyteller and a number-cruncher to succeed in valuation. Then, using his own valuations of Uber and Ferrari as examples, Professor Damodaran illustrated the process of creating one’s own story for the future of a company and then applying that story to valuation numbers.

Women’s Leadership Summit

March 19, 2016

The William & Mary Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS) and Stock Pitch Competition was held on March 19, 2016 at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary. This event had two components: the stock pitch competition, which took place in the morning, and the leadership summit, which took place in the afternoon. Over 100 students from William & Mary and women representing top universities from across the country participated in the stock pitch competition and summit. We also invited William & Mary alumni as well as professional guests to engage in the summit. Click here for more information about the event.

Risk Management Course, Weekend Two

February 19 – 20, 2016

During the second weekend, students participated in the two-day Gen Re PRIME game, a case study and management exercise designed to engage insurance professionals in strategy and decision making processes via four rounds of ‘live’ marketplace competition.

By assuming the roles of senior management of an insurance company, student teams faced with the difficult decisions insurance executives encounter and actively learned how the group decisions affect their company’s bottom line over a virtual equivalent of four years.

Throughout the day, industry professionals gave lectures as well.

Source: Gen Re, Primary Insurance Management Exercise, 2013: Stamford, CT

Financial Services Roundtable 2016

February 3, 2016

The Financial Services Roundtable offers an incredible opportunity for students looking to further their understanding of finance via relevant discussion, and also serves as an excellent opportunity for students to gain direct exposure to industry professionals. Moderated by Professor Carl Tack and featuring prominent alumni and friends of the College, the third annual Financial Services Roundtable focused on Asset Management and Investment Strategy, and the specific theme was “Investing in Volatile Markets.”

Presentation by Dr. Elsa Fornero of the University of Turin

November 11, 2015

Hosted by the Wheat First / Mentor Investment Group Lectureship in International Finance, Dr. Fornero presented on the value of financial literacy in improving personal decision making and welfare, as well as its public role. Click here for more information about the event.

From DoG St to Wall St 2015

October 1 – 2, 2015

The 9th Annual From DoG Street to Wall Street event welcomed nearly 40 alumni and friends to campus on October 1 and 2. Panels on topics such as Investment Banking, Risk, Strategy Consulting, Private Equity, Equity Research and much more took place throughout Miller Hall, home of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. The event is sponsored by the Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance, Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy, and the Cohen Career Center. The keynote speaker was Molly Ashby ’81. Click here to see more.

Women In Business #likeagirl Event

October 2, 2015

Women in Business hosted a panel featuring female professionals from the financial industry during the From DoG to Wall Street program. The focus of the conversation revolved around what it means to be #likeagirl in the business world today.

Financial Services Roundtable 2015

February 4, 2015

Moderated by Professor Carl Tack and featuring prominent alumni and friends of the College, the 2015 Financial Services Roundtable was titled “Risk and Return in the Post-Crisis Environment: A Discussion from Multiple Perspectives.”

From DoG St to Wall St 2014

September 25 – 26, 2014

The 8th Annual From DoG Street to Wall Street event welcomed over 35 alumni and friends to campus on September 25 and 26. Panels on topics such as Investment Banking, Finance 101, Sales & Trading, Private Equity and Fixed Income Trading took place throughout Miller Hall. The event is sponsored by the Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance, Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy and the Cohen Career Center. The keynote speaker was Devin Murphy ’82.

Women In Business at Dog St to Wall St

September 26, 2014

Women in Business hosted a panel featuring female professionals from the financial industry during the From DoG to Wall Street program.

Financial Services Roundtable 2014

February 5, 2014

This was a kickoff event for the Boehly Center organized by Professor Carl Tack. Students from Professor Tack’s class and Professor Agnew’s course participated in a roundtable discussion centered on the theme “Five Years from the Brink: What has (really) changed?”