“Quants” from the Federal Reserve, Barclays, and BlackRock will share their personal stories on building careers in quantitative finance during a panel discussion March 12 at the International House. The “How I Became A Quant” panel, designed for students considering careers in financial engineering, will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a reception for students and panelists. The event is hosted and sponsored by the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program and [...]

The Federal Reserve’s policy of open-ended quantitative easing emphasizes short-term tactics over longer-term strategy, writes Stephen Roach. “The focus, instead, should be on accelerating the process of balance-sheet repair, while at the same time returning monetary and fiscal policy levers to more normal settings.”

Photo caption: Joanne Legler and Meghan Keedy visit Carleton College this winter, and catch up with SBSP alum Danny Geiger while there. As Joanne and I make our way around the country visiting undergraduate schools and talking about MBA preparation and the Chicago Summer Business Scholars Program, one question has resurfaced again and again from students we meet along the way; it usually goes something like this: “Hi Joanne, Hi Meghan.” [Nervous shuffle of the [...]

Life at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business is full of classes, club events, learning team sessions, job searches and social events. With so many opportunities, each student experiences Darden in a unique way. We invite you to learn more about Darden by reading the stories of some of our current students. Here are some of our favorite posts from this year’s Darden Student Bloggers:   On the learning experience: “Bringing It: The Darden [...]

The 2012-2013 Donaldson Fellows participated in a symposium on leadership and a series of small-group discussions at Yale SOM.

The increasing complexity of financial instruments, the growing globalization of markets, and the increasing scale of major financial institutions all collided in the financial crisis of 2008. Has the crisis changed the markets for good? Should we expect major shifts in the long-term returns and volatility of different asset classes? What are the long-term consequences of automated trading, globalization, and other macro-trends?

Question: Could you please describe what you look for in a standout Darden applicant? Answer: We look for strong team and leadership skills, as well as initiative and solid communication skills. Question:  Could you describe the culture at Darden and what you think differentiates it from other MBA programs? Answer: Darden is a small, tight-knit community where everyone engages 110% inside and outside the classroom.  Faculty are very accessible and invested in students’ academic and career success. Question: Can [...]

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