Webinar on Investment Banking – Wednesday, November 12th

Join us for a webinar and hear from a panel of UC San Diego alumni about investment banking.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

4-5:30 p.m.

Join by WebEx, audio, or Career Services Center, Round Room (see below)
• Overview of investment banking business
What do investment banks do? What comprises investment banking business? What are bulge bracket firms and boutique firms? Where do students find opportunities in the industry today? How has investment banking business changed since the financial crisis?

• Is it worth –or even required- to get an advanced degree to land a job in finance?
A lot of students are considering getting an advanced degree as an alternative post-graduate plan. Is it worth, or even required, to get an advanced degree to land a job in finance? If so, what degree/discipline makes more sense?

• Hiring practice: why things are the way they are and how to get hired
Why does your resume need to be precise and concise? What do superior communication skills exactly mean? Why are extracurricular activities important? Do computer skills and research experiences matter? What does an investment banking interview look like? What would hiring managers would like to know during an interview?

• Fads or trends? The seemingly esoteric world of quants, hedge funds and venture capitals.
While students hear these buzz words every day, they are rarely exposed to the world of quants, hedge funds or venture capitals in their daily life. Who are they, and what do they do? What are typical skills and experiences required to land a job in these fields? What kind of career paths are available?

• Q&A

Confirmed UC San Diego Alumni Panelists:
Sean Breuner is an Associate in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley. He is working in the Technology, Media and Telecommunication advisory groups covering M&A, Equity and Debt transactions. Previously, Sean was Vice President at BM Tonkin, Inc. an investment firm in San Francisco focused on growth stage technology companies and real estate development in the Silicon Valley. Prior to BM Tonkin, Sean was Founder and CEO of Pacific LMG, Inc., a financial consulting firm in San Diego, which was sold in 2010. Sean has a MBA from Columbia University with distinction and a B.S. in Management Science from University of California, San Diego. He is an avid Bay Area sports fan still basking in the glory of the San Francisco Giants’ third World Series in five years.

Shi L. Li is a Vice President in the Institutional Equities Division at Morgan Stanley. He works on the equity electronic trading desk and focuses on trading research, including both internal strategies research to improvement trading performance as well as external market research to service institutional clients. Previously, he was an analyst at Lehman Brothers, focused on cross-asset portfolio analytics and risk models. He has a Master’s degree in Statistics from Harvard University. He graduated from University of California, San Diego with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Electrical Engineering.

Takayoshi Wiesner is a Vice President in Global Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley. He is a desk strategist in the Morgan Stanley Strats & Modeling (MSSM) team whose activities are centered on revenue-generating financial analytics, which varies from structuring and hedging to running simulation and conducting data mining. Previously, he was a Vice President at Mizuho Bank where he led credit modeling efforts as a portfolio risk manager for both the credit trading portfolio and the banking book loan portfolio. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, and he also currently serves as a Subject Matter Expert for PRMIA’s Risk Culture Group and Risk Capital and RAROC Group. He has a Master’s degree in Statistics from Columbia University, a Master’s degree in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with the Highest Distinction from University of California, San Diego.

Chad Wildman is a Desk Strategist Intern in the Morgan Stanley Strats & Modeling team, Fixed Income Division, on the Municipal Securities desk. He is currently working on a project involving analysis and optimization of hedging strategies. Chad is a current student in the Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) program at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego. His mathematical research was in the area of nonlinear partial differential equations.

To join the webinar, go to:

Meeting number: 623 187 782
Meeting password: 8585343750

Join by phone
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 623 187 782

Or, join the webinar at the Career Services Center, Round Room.


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