About the Finance Conference

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The Finance Conference draws together some of the nation’s top financial services companies and professionals with esteemed faculty at Boston College for dynamic discussions on pertinent topics in the field. Past speakers have included bestselling author Malcom Gladwell; Nobel laureate for economics Paul Romer; former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers; Fidelity’s Peter Lynch; former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida; Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Steven Kaplan; and Niall Ferguson, acclaimed author and history professor at Harvard University.

Given the rapidly changing nature of our global economy, this opportunity for knowledge exchange is mutually beneficial for all who attend. We encourage you to view the programming and access recordings from past conferences to learn more.

Our work is your work. Our success in understanding markets provides insights for the whole field. We hope you’ll leverage our knowledge capital and network to enhance your own career and your company’s success at our 17th Finance Conference—now scheduled for May 2024.

About the Finance Department

Highly regarded for their research excellence in investments, capital markets, and financial institutions, the faculty in Boston College’s finance department hold more than two dozen editorial board positions with journals in finance and economics, in addition to being actively engaged in industry, government, and academic spheres. They also deliver top-notch teaching to the Carroll School’s graduate and undergraduate students of management. U.S. News & World Report ranked the undergraduate finance program at Boston College #7 in the nation in 2024, while the Carroll School as a whole was ranked #29 out of 552 business schools. The Carroll School’s finance graduates are sought after by top firms and remain engaged in BC’s powerful alumni network. 

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Finance Conference Co-Chairs

Marc Seidner ’88, P'24
Chief Investment Officer, Non-traditional Strategies

Daniel E. Holland III ’79, P’07, ’08
Chief Operating Officer
Shield Capital

Jonathan Reuter
Associate Professor of Finance
Carroll School of Management
Boston College

Andy Boynton ’78, P’13
John and Linda Powers Family Dean
Carroll School of Management
Boston College