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Centennial Speaker Series: JC de Swaan on Seeking Virtue in Finance

Monday, November 16, 2020, 121 p.m.

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Join us for the latest event in the Centennial Speaker Series, featuring JC de Swaan, author of Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry.

Since the global financial crisis, a surge of interest in the use of finance as a tool to address social and economic problems suggests the potential for a generational shift in how the finance industry operates and is perceived. In Seeking Virtue in Finance, de Swaan seeks to channel the forces of well-intentioned finance professionals to improve finance from within and help restore its focus on serving society. Drawing from inspiring individuals in the field, de Swaan proposes a framework for pursuing a viable career in finance while benefiting society and upholding humanistic values. In doing so, he challenges traditional concepts of success in the industry.

Digital copies of Seeking Virtue in Finance will be raffled off to attendees.

12 p.m.: Welcome Remarks: Sris Chatterjee, Professor, Finance and Business Economics

12:05 p.m.: Speaker Introduction: David Cowen, president/CEO of the Museum of American Finance

12:08 p.m.: Discussion: JC de Swaan

12:45 p.m.: Audience Q&A

1 p.m.: Closing Remarks: David Cowen

About the Speaker
de Swaan is a lecturer in the economics department at Princeton University, where he is affiliated with the Bendheim Center for Finance, and a partner at Cornwall Capital, a New York-based investment fund. He also teaches at the University of Cambridge and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

This event is co-sponsored with the CFA Society New York, the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, and the Museum of American Finance.