Paying It Forward

Last week, while most folks in the financial services industry were focused on their NCAA Basketball brackets, Quinnipiac University from Hamden, CT held the largest student-run financial conference in the world.

Taking place in New York City, Quinnipiac’s Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) IX Forum attracted students from 160 universities, representing 54 countries and 48 states, and offered them the chance to discuss and debate financial best practices with renowned industry leaders such as: Abby Cohen, Goldman Sachs; Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset; David Kelly, J.P. Morgan Funds; Kate Moore, BlackRock and more. The three-day event, with its more than 1,500 participants, was a clear demonstration on the breadth of our industry and the vital role it plays in the world economy.

More importantly, it was a reminder of the awesome responsibility that we all share in leaving our industry better for the next generation. Recognizing that responsibility begins with an appreciation for the generations who came before us. Even today’s brightest minds and biggest egos must admit they did not create the financial services industry. We all had something to work with, or disrupt, when we began our careers. While the responsibility of leaving it better for the next generation can be fulfilled in many ways, Quinnipiac’s annual event was a testament to paying-it-forward as industry leaders shared their time, wisdom and personal experiences with tomorrow’s professionals. 

More importantly, it was a reminder of the awesome responsibility that we all share in leaving our industry better for the next generation. Recognizing that responsibility begins with an appreciation for the generations who came before us.

On behalf of STA, we wish to congratulate Quinnipiac University and Dr. David Sauer, Professor of Finance and G.A.M.E. Founder, Executive Director and Program Chair, on the success of this year’s event and their contributions to our industry’s future. 

Quinnipiac GAME Forum

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