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Trends in Asset Management

Throughout the Spring 2021 semester, Brandeis International Business School is pleased to provide professionals in the finance industry with virtual events featuring insights from top executives and academics.

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Featured Events

Trends in Asset Management Virtual Series

Investing for Future Generations: Major Trends in Endowments

Wednesday, February 24

We will examine the historical performance of major university endowments and address these major questions: 1) How have universities invested for the long term? What have been the major trends in their strategies? Have they benefited from their long horizon? How have they responded to crisis situations? 2) We will then discuss some current issues: What will be the impact of low interest rates and lower expected returns? What role should asset allocation play? Are universities "responsible" investors? Our expert panel will share both practical and academic insights. This event is co-sponsored by the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance.


Leslie Aronzon ’84, Vice-Chair of the Brandeis University Board of Trustees Investment Committee

Elroy Dimson, author and Chair of the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School

Nicholas Warren, Chief Investment Officer at Brandeis University

Supporting Materials:
Seventy-Five Years of Investing for Future Generations, Financial Analysts Journal, 2020, 76(4): 5–21.

Innovative Financing for the COVID-19 Recovery: The View from the IMF, UN and World Bank

Wednesday, March 24, 12 P.M. EDT

How are multinational organizations financing the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic? Brandeis International Business School alumni working at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations (UN) and World Bank will share their insights, along with the latest prospects for an economic recovery. This event is co-sponsored by the Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership. 


Andrea Dore, MA’98, Head of Funding at the World Bank

Peter A. Petri, Panel Moderator, Carl Shapiro Professor of International Finance and the founding dean of Brandeis International Business School

Elida Reci, MA’99, Governance and Public Administration Officer at the United Nations

Olaf Unteroberdoerster, MS’98, PhD’98, Division Chief at the International Monetary Fund

Environmental Investing

April 14, 12 P.M. EDT

Please join us for a discussion focused on environmental investing and the broader topic of sustainability with perspectives from three investment pioneers across the public and private markets.

Panel Members

Robert Brown ’88, MA’89, Founder and Senior Partner at Atlas Impact Partners

Tim Dunn, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Terra Alpha Investments, an environmental investing firm

Dimple Sahni, Managing Director, Impact Funds Portfolio at Anthos Fund & Asset Management

Dr. Aniket Shah, Senior Fellow at Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Finance

Brandeis International Business School Asset Management Council

The International Business School recently launched an Asset Management Council to support its strong track record of preparing students for careers in the field.

Perry Traquina ’78
Chair of the Asset Management Council
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wellington Management Company LLP
Corporate Board Member, Morgan Stanley and eBay
Former Chair, Brandeis University Board of Trustees

Robert Brown ’88, MA’89
Founding Partner, Atlas Impact Partners

Daniel Jick ’79
Founder and Vice Chairman, HighVista Strategies
Vice Chair, Brandeis University Board of Trustees

Alfredo Rios, MSF’06
Client Service Executive, Latin America at Western Asset Management

Deborah Shufrin ’93
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Brandeis University

Alan Spatrick ’78
Managing Principal/Compliance Officer, Meketa Investment Group

Debarshi Nandy
Co-director, Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance
Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance
Program Director, Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
Brandeis International Business School

Daniel Bergstresser
Co-director, Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance
Associate Professor of Finance
Chair, Undergraduate Business Program
Brandeis International Business School

Anna Scherbina
Associate Professor of Finance
Brandeis International Business School