Yale School of Management

International Center for Finance

Providing academic and professional support for research in financial economics.

Upcoming [Virtual] Yale ICF Events

The Yale ICF continues to offer a number of virtual events open to the Yale SOM community and webinars open to the general public on a variety of topics. Find out about upcoming events on our Yale ICF Events webpage which include blockchain and real estate webinars as well as Q&A sessions with Yale alumni and practitioners.

YBlockchain? Webinar Series

Last fall, we partnered with Yale SOM alumna, Diana Barrero Zalles ’17, to provide a monthly blockchain webinar series. We started an honest inquiry into this new technology: going beyond the hype to explore where it makes sense and how it can transform industries. Speakers discuss the most relevant topics in this fast-changing and exciting space. #YaleBlockchain

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March 29, 2021 – [WEBINAR] YBlockchain? Episode 004: Where Global Finance, Digital Transformation, and Policy Meet

Please join us on Monday, March 29th at 12:00pm ET for a fireside chat with Michael Casey, Chief Content Officer of leading crypto media platform CoinDesk, and Kyriacos Kokkinos, Deputy Minister to the President of Cyprus in charge of the country’s Research, Innovation, and Digital Policy.  Diana Barrero Zalles ‘17 will moderate a conversation on the digital transformation of the financial system with the rise of emerging technologies including blockchain and the underlying policy issues to support this transition. *Open to the public.*

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Yale AREA Webinar Series

This spring, we have partnered with alumni from the Yale Alumni Real Estate Association (YAREA) to host a mini series of webinars focusing on new ideas and trends shaping a field that has a potential impact on the fabric of our communities. The Yale ICF traditionally assists in hosting and organizing the annual YAREA conference but like the conference, this webinar series provides alumni, students, and faculty a chance to engage with leading thinkers in real estate. #YaleAREA

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March 10, 2021 – [WEBINAR] Outlook for the Small and Emerging Manager (“SEM”): Real Estate Investing in 2021

Please join us on Wednesday, March 10th at 12:30 p.m. ET, as a panel of distinguished practitioners, Peter Braffman (Grosvenor Capital Management), Anar Chudgar (Artemis RE Partners), Larissa Herczeg (Oak Street RE Capital), and Eddie Lewis (UTIMCO), discuss the risks and returns of the emerging manager program investment space. Yale AREA member, Cherie Santos-Wuest (M.Arch 1989), will act as host. *Open to the public.*

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Alumni Speakers

The Yale ICF provides students with the opportunity to connect virtually with Yale alumni and practitioners by providing informal Q&A sessions. Speakers generally give a brief overview of their education, career path, and industry and leave time for a lengthy Q&A session so that students can ask questions about the various finance sectors and seek career advice.

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March 30, 2021 – Q&A with Seth Brody, Partner at Apax

Please join us on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm for a Q&A session with Seth Brody. Seth is a Partner and Global Head of the Operational Excellence Practice at Apax. Seth Brody will speak to Yale SOM students about his career and industry.  He will end the talk with an interactive Q&A session with the audience. *Open to the Yale community.*

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About the author

Electra Ferriello

Assistant Director ICF