On Friday, Februrary 24, students from the IPED Class of 2018 attended the annual Finance Career Trip in New York City.
IPEDers Moses Cam, Robyn Emory, Carlos Baeta, Jessica Way, and Owen Fitzgerald at U.S. Trust
The students began their day at U.S. Trust and spoke with Joseph Quinlan (IPED Class of ’84) from Bank of America. Mr. Quinlan works in the research division as a Chief Market Strategist and shared his thoughts on the current global outlook, his experiences, and his advice (“READ!). He said of the IPED program, “IPED taught me how to think on multiple dimensions.”
IPED students listen as Mr. Quinlan speaks about his work with Bank of America
IPED Class of 2018 with Joseph Quinlan (Center) and Dr. Schwalbenberg.
After speaking with Mr. Quinlan, IPED visited the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), one of many societies around the world that comprise the CFA Institute. Once there, the students were greeted by Mario Carias, who serves on the Board of Directors. The students were educated in what NYSSA does, how to become a certified charted financial analyst (CFA), and ways to become involved with NYSSA.
Mario Carias speaks to the IPEDers concerning NYSSA
Mr. Carias pictured with IPED ’18
Next, after a quick lunch, IPED ended their day with a visit to Ernst and Young (EY) where they met with Christina Innocentzi to discuss EY’s mission, the work they do, and job opportunities.
After teaching as an adjunct for Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business for two years, Dr. Michael Buckley joined the faculty of Fordham University in 2003. He’s a Senior Lecturer in Economics, and teaches courses such as Financial Analysis and Global Financial Markets, which are taken by many IPED students. Before joining Fordham, Dr. Buckley worked in the private sector for twenty-five years, gaining expertise in foreign exchange, internal risk, and emerging market lending.
In a recent conversation with Ms. Donna Odra (IPED ’12), Dr. Buckley discussed his time at Fordham. He described teaching with IPED as one of the many high points of his career at Fordham. In terms of what kept him here, he mentioned that the work never ceased to be interesting, as there’s always a fresh crop of students, and he could come up with new courses, or improve the one’s he already teaches. Although he will of course miss his colleagues and his students (not least of which IPED students) as he enters retirement, Dr. Buckley is very much looking forward to spending more time with his twenty-month-old grandson in Brooklyn, birding with his wife, traveling, and reading. He certainly won’t miss giving make-up exams and grading!
Join us in thanking Dr. Buckley for his significant contributions to Fordham University and in particular the IPED program. We will be celebrating Dr. Buckley on Tuesday, May 3, at 7:30pm in the Economics Conference Room, Dealy Hall.
On Friday, March 11, Fordham IPED students traveled to Midtown Manhattan for the annual Private Sector Career trip. Although many IPED students pursue careers in the nonprofit and public sectors, IPED is also well represented in the private sector.
The first meeting was with alumnus Joseph Quinlan (’84) at U.S. Trust. Many of the students had read Joseph’s book, The Last Economic Superpower, in advance of the meeting, and the group discussed that, as well as Joseph’s career path and current work in wealth management.
Over a delicious a lunch at Antalia Turkish restaurant, alumnus Santiago Mejia (’07) discussed his experience as a commodity trader, and demystified the coffee market.
The day wrapped up at the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), where Mario Carias discussed the process of becoming Certified Financial Analysts (CFA), and the test prep scholarships available to students at NYSSA.
Gary Tuorto (IPED 2017) currently serves as an intern at Morgan Stanley, specifically in the Finance Department within the Transfer Pricing Group. Morgan Stanley is a financial company engaged in the provision of investment banking products and services to its clients and customers including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. The Transfer Pricing Group at Morgan Stanley is a back office support role within company management at the firm. Transfer pricing is a method used by multinational companies to determine where and how profits are taxed and allocated to appropriate government authorities.
As an intern, Gary is responsible for determining the transfer price that Morgan Stanley uses to markup inter-firm transactions, mainly for tax purposes. He performs comparable company searches and uses statistical analysis to determine a range of markup prices to use for each business division within Morgan Stanley. Additionally, Gary is working on calculating the reserve requirements of Morgan Stanley, which is the amount of money it needs to hold to cover for adverse circumstances when transfer pricing strategies employed turn out to be reversed.
Gary learned of this internship opportunity from Jordan Radovan (IPED 2016), who interned at Morgan Stanley in 2015. He shares that Jordan was able to pass on his resume directly, and he would be happy to do the same to anyone who may be interested in interning at Morgan Stanley, particularly in their transfer pricing division.