This semester’s first career day focused on private sector opportunities and included speakers from Bank of America, Olam International, Emles Advisors, Ernst & Young, and the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of New York.
Bank of America:
Our first speaker was Joseph Quinlan, managing director and head of CIO Market Strategy in the Chief Investment Office (CIO), Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank. In this role Mr. Quinlan provides economic and market insights and guides overall investment strategy, both domestically and globally.
Mr. Quinlan began his career with Merrill Lynch and also served as a senior global economist/strategist for Morgan Stanley. He has earned his B.A. in Political Science/International Affairs from Niagara University and an M.A. in International Political Economics and Development from Fordham University. He is frequently cited in such publications as Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Financial Times. He regularly appears on CNBC, as well as Bloomberg television, PBS, and other media venues. He is the author, co-author, or contributor to eleven books. He has published more than 125 articles on economics, trade, and finance. He also teaches at Fordham Gabelli School of Business.
Commodities – Olam International and Emles Advisors:
Gregg Streibig and Kyle Bawot are two IPED alumni who work in the commodities sector.
Mr. Streibig has been working in the financial sector across commodities and agribusiness sectors for over 20 years. His career in investment banking and specialty commodity investment products has afforded him a close-up view of the global commodity universe, its operation, and its role in the broader market.
Kyle Bawot was a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru, which is where he found his passion for the coffee industry. Since returning from Peru in 2014, Kyle has worked as a coffee trader in the NY area for the Singapore-based ag commodity trader, Olam. In 2021, Kyle took on a new role, that of Commercial Manager in Olam’s Colombia export operation and is now based in Bogota, Colombia. Additionally, Kyle serves on the Next Gen Council for the National Coffee Association and is a Certified Coffee Grader for the Intercontinental Futures Exchange (ICE).
Ernst & Young:
From Ernst & Young we were joined by Mary Frances Wines, a Manager in the EY Transfer Pricing group in Southern California. The firm provides audit, tax, business risk, technology and security risk services, and human capital services worldwide. The company, one of the Big Four accounting firms, dates back to the early twentieth century. Mary Frances Wines has been with EY since graduating from Fordham in 2016, where she completed the dual IPED and Economics Master’s programs.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of New York:
Speaking on behalf of the CFA society was Caroline Busby (from BlackRock) joined by Ray Updike (Ampfield Management), Aaron Dym (KORE Private Wealth), and Azar Abrahmov (National Association of Insurance Commissioners). The CFA Society is over 80 years old and serves as a leading forum for the investment community. They aim to educate the investing public and facilitate exchange of information among the investment community.