The 15th Annual Finance Conference

On June 10-11, 2020, the Carroll School of Management will host Nobel Prize winner Paul Romer and U.S. Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns at its 15th annual Finance Conference at Boston College. Beginning the evening prior with a welcome dinner and reception at the Boston College Club in the city’s Financial District, the full-day event will be held on the Chestnut Hill campus. Registration for the conference will open on April 15, 2020.

Paul Romer is an accomplished American economist and co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work integrating technological innovations into economic modeling. Formerly Chief Economist at the World Bank, Romer now teaches economics at New York University, where he founded NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management and the Charter Cities Initiative. 

Nicholas Burns spent 27 years in the United States government, a notable career that culminated with roles as NATO Ambassador from 2001-2005 and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005-2008. Burns now teaches at Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations.

The conference will also feature panel discussions on topics such as global markets and the retirement funding crisis. Participating in these conversations will be leading experts from firms and organizations ranging from Goldman Sachs and Putnam Investments to Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research.

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About the Finance Conference

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 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. Join us on June 10-11. 

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 and World Report ranked the undergraduate finance program at Boston College #11 in the nation in 2020, while the Carroll School as a whole was recently ranked #1 for teaching quality among undergraduate business schools by Poets & Quants. 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

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

Daniel E. Holland III ’79, P’07, ’08
Managing Director
Private Wealth Management,
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Lindsay LoBue ’96
Advisory Director
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Jonathan Reuter
Associate Professor of Finance
Carroll School of Management

Marc Seidner ’88
CIO, Non-traditional Strategies