LIF September 2015 Newsletter

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September is slated to be a busy month for Latinos in Finance (LIF). If you are in town and available, please make an effort to join us.

 Finance Boot Camp - Saturday, September 26

We have been successful in generating strong interest for this year’s LIF Finance Boot Camp, which will be taking place on September 26th at BlackRock's office in San Francisco. So far, we have 120 registered students representing various universities around the country. This year, students will have the opportunity to learn from Latino professionals via a speed networking session, an interviewing workshop, a trading game, and several breakout sessions hosted by LIF volunteers.

Notable speakers for our breakout sessions include: Dianne Sandoval - Investment Manager, CalPERS, Michael Torres - CEO, Adelante Capital Management, Michael Maestas - Managing Director, Charles Schwab Alternative Investments, and Julio Quinteros, Senior Vice President, Opus Global. 

We are extremely grateful for the support received from our corporate sponsors this year, which include BlackRock, New York Life, and Charles Schwab. Their donations have allowed us to reach over three times as many students as last year, which considerably expands our reach and impact as we strive to prepare Latino college students for careers in finance.

For more information regarding the Boot Camp, please feel free to contact our coordinator for this year's event, Gustavo Mena.
Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, Sep. 10th from 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM - CalPERS Diversity Forum-  Speakers and panels at the September 10 forum, to be held at the Sacramento Convention Center, will look at the representation of women and minorities on corporate boards and at investment management firms, and discuss best practices for building a diverse and inclusive culture, among other topics. Those interested can register for the event on CalPERS' Diversity and Inclusion Page.
  • Thursday, Sep. 17th from 4:00 PM -7:30 PM - "Growing Your Career by Leveraging Your Strengths" - 10 tickets are available for LIF members to attend this event, hosted at Schwab in San Francisco. Those interested should contact our board member Juan Barroso for more information, as the event is already full. More information can be found on the Eventbrite page.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 at 4:30 PM - Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM - SOCAP 2015 - The Social Capital 2015 conference will convene leading impact investors, world-class entrepreneurs, and innovative cross-sector practitioners onOctober 6-9 for three full days of networking and engaging content at the intersection of money and meaning. LIF has received a partner discount of $500 off for interested members, as well as a scholarship ticket for a current college student. Please send any questions regarding the event to our board memberHernan Vargas. More information can be found on the Eventbrite page.

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