June Newsletter

Please see our June newsletter for a recap of Latinos in Finance events that took place in the month of May, a calendar of events taking place in the month of June, and new volunteer and job opportunities.


 May Event Recap

Latino ERG, Business Professional & Non-Profit Wine Mixer

We had between 75 - 100 people attend the Cuatro de Mayo wine mixer at Schwab's headquarters. The groups represented include numerous companies and organizations, such as: Latinos in Finance, ALPFA, MSCI, Schwab, PG&E, Deloitte, KPMG, Nielsen, BlackRock, and Gap. To get connected with Schwab please email Juan Antonio Barroso at juanantonio.barroso@schwab.com
 

Expanding Financial Inclusion: Creating Products with Dignity, Quality, and Affordability

This SOCAP 365 event was co-hosted by Latinos in Finance, and featured panelists that focused on how traditional finance instruments may not be fit to serve markets consisting of individuals from various socioeconomic backgrounds. Many of the issues mentioned were relevant to the Latino community, and the event focused on how financial institutions can overcome these challenges and promote financial inclusion and investment reach. Two examples provided were those of an immigrant (whom based on his/her experience in his/her home country) may exhibit excessive caution when dealing with traditional banking establishments in the US, as well as lower income entrepreneurs, whom may be excellent at managing money, but may not have access to financial backing. The panelists covered current financial innovations within the impact investing space that have evolved to address these issues, with the ultimate goal of creating profitable investment instruments that not only benefit all parties in question, but also make the world a better place by helping groups normally underrepresented in business leadership.
 

Latinos in Finance Mixer & Departing Board Members

Latinos in Finance would like to extend a well deserved congratulations and a warm farewell to our former president, Kennie Blanco, whom is leaving to attend the University of Chicago's MBA program, and to our former Young Professionals Chair and Finance Boot Camp lead, Gustavo Mena, whom is leaving to attend Princeton's Masters of Finance program. We would like to thank both of them for their commitment to the mission of Latinos in Finance, and we wish them the utmost success in their future endeavors!


Upcoming Events in June

Latinas in Finance Mixer – Wednesday, June 15th from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Latinas In Finance invites all members to kick off the summer with a mixer to say farewell to our board member, Maria Gutierrez, and welcome our new committee chair, Veronica Genao. The mixer will take place at the Natoma Cabana at 90 Natoma Street in San Francisco.
 

Money Talks: Boosting Your Financial Influence and Potential – Tuesday, June 21 from 5:30 PM -7:30 PM

Presented by the Bay Area Women Leaders Network and co-hosted by LIF President Valerie Wong, this event is focused on negotiating your worth and leveraging your financial power to become a powerful influencer. The goal of this session is to help women accomplish their professional and personal goals by pegging a financial value to their ambitions. There will also be cocktails and cash giveaways.

This is a paid event that will take place at the TechShop at 926 Howard Street in San Francisco. To purchase tickets and learn more, please click here.


 Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in giving back to Latinos in Finance? Our annual Finance Boot Camp for college students is coming up and we need volunteers!

We're seeking experienced professionals who can present on a finance-related topic, as well as volunteers that would like to help with the planning of the event. This year's Finance Boot Camp will take place in early September. Our goal is to share best practices with Latinos that want to break into the finance industry. If you are interested in helping, please reach out to Ari Valadez via email at arivaladez10@gmail.com, or on her cell, at (559) 630-2086.


Employment Opportunities

CalPERS is seeking investment professionals for the following positions:

  • Private Equity (PE) is recruiting to fill one Investment Officer I position. Applications will be accepted until the close of business on 6/21/2016.
  • Global Fixed Income (GFI) is recruiting to fill one Investment Officer I position. Applications will be accepted until the close of business on 6/24/2016.
  • Real Assets (RA) is recruiting to fill one Investment Officer II position. Applications will be accepted until the close of business on 6/15/2016.
  • Global Fixed Income (GFI) is recruiting to fill one Investment Officer III position. Applications will be accepted until the close of business on 6/30/2016.
  • Global Fixed Income (GFI) is recruiting to fill one Investment Officer III position. Applications will be accepted until the close of business on 6/17/2016.