“The Perfect Pitch”- Andrew Uerkwitz presentation to SMF, proud alumni of UMass

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Andrew Uerkwitz

 Executive Director and Senior Analyst, Oppenheimer & co.Inc.

Emerging Services and Technology companies at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. He initially focused on the emerging Israeli technology companies before broadening his coverage to emerging technology and service companies. Prior to joining Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Mr. Uerkwitz worked in equity research at Ardour Capital and also in investment banking at Deutsche Bank. He started his career in various finance and accounting positions at Lannett Company and Lordi Consulting. Mr. Uerkwitz holds a B.S. in management and accounting from the University of Massachusetts in Boston and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

The seminar begun with stock pitches by SMF students, followed with Q&A and comments from Andrew as well as the audience. Additionally Andrew pitched on GoPro Inc. performance, followed by how to design pitch based on a target audience. Finally, event was concluded by thanking our guest with a small token of appreciation.

Attached some Pictures from the event.



Christopher Probyn Presentation For the GSMF

Dr. Christopher Probyn is currently the Chief Economist at State Street Global Advisors in Boston. In this role Chris is primarily responsible for forecasting and analyzing economic events in the world’s major economies, and for evaluating their impacts on financial markets. Chris regularly briefs fixed-income and equity portfolio managers, as well as other corporate personnel on economic matters.

Previously, Chris was a Director, and Senior Economist at UBS in New York City. Dr. Probyn obtained his BA at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, his MA from the University of Manchester, and his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.

His presentation to students began with briefing, how his regular day is like. Second, he explained what business weak cycles and bad trends are, how to recognize and analyze their effects on market. Additionally, he spoke about the changes in paradigm and how we need to change our macroeconomic analysis which are based on older paradigms. Finally, he concluded by describing to students with some examples how an economist should be innovative in seeing bad or good trend and shared some advises on choosing career path.

Managing Director and Chief Economist, State Street Global Advisors, Inc.

Christopher Probyn Informational Interview with Executive Committee of GSMF and UGSMF

Managing Director and Chief Economist, State Street Global Advisors,Inc.
Christopher Probyn Prestentation on Weak cycles and Bad trends to Finance Students