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Fall 2019 Sponsor Spotlights

Host Sponsor

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

The Bank’s mission is an exciting one! As part of the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston promotes sound growth and financial stability in New England and the nation. The Bank’s unique contributions to its local communities, region, and the nation stem from the high quality of its research, regulatory approaches, and financial services, and its commitment to leadership and innovation in these areas.

The Bank offers a challenging and rewarding work experience that comes with a host of benefits. For more Benefits info, visit our website.

Corporate Sponsors


PIMCO is a global investment management firm with a singular focus on preserving and enhancing investors’ assets.

We manage investments for institutions, financial advisors and individuals. The institutions we serve include corporations, central banks, universities, endowments and foundations, and public and private pension and retirement plans. We also serve advisors and individuals set on personal financial goals, from preparing for retirement to funding higher education.

For more than four decades, our mission has been grounded in a holistic investment process designed to apply rigorous top-down and bottom-up analysis of inputs to identify investment opportunities and risks. Since our founding in Newport Beach, California, in 1971, we have grown into a team of more than 2,300 dedicated professionals, with offices in 12 countries and trading operations in North America, Europe and Asia. We have an established reputation of innovation, and we continue to evolve as a provider of investment solutions across all asset classes.

Our commitment to the Forté Foundation goes along with the continued effort to enhance and maintain a leadership role in the industry by engaging as wide a pool of talent as possible and integrating different perspectives for success in an increasingly complex global environment.

For more information visit: or follow us @PIMCO.

CFA Institute

The mission of CFA Institute is to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society. As a global, independent organization, we play a role in being a steward and champion of the investment management industry. We continue to set industry standards and raise the bar on a global scale through a suite of programs and a commitment to integrity.

CFA Institute aims to improve investor outcomes by encouraging diversity in the investment management profession. One initiative we're focusing on is Women in Investment Management.

Our goals include:

As the largest global association of investment professionals, CFA Institute is in a unique position to raise awareness and drive change. We leverage our network, and in fact conducted the largest-ever survey of investment management professionals on gender diversity. Learn about our key findings. Also, see how women can thrive in the investment management profession and discover the women's scholarship we offer to aid in earning a CFA charter.

We believe in improving investor outcomes through diversity.

CFA Institute

As the largest global association of investment professionals, we have over 142,000 members in 159 countries. Each year, we host a variety of programming, including an Alpha and Gender Diversity conference and a Research Challenge. In 2016, more than 4,000 students from 925 universities took part. We also produce continuing and professional development content for charterholders, provide resources to the university community in the form of a Women in Investment Management Toolkit to support universities' diversity efforts, and conduct research on issues impacting our industry, such as our Gender Diversity, Future State of the Investment Profession and Value of Premium Wealth Management reports. The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential is the professional standard of choice for more than 31,000 investment firms worldwide. Top employers include JPMorgan Chase, UBS, RBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, HSBC, and Credit Suisse. More on our CFA Program and the impact it can have on your career.


At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want— from the 23 million people investing their life savings, to the 20,000 businesses managing their employee benefits programs, to the 10,000 advisors and institutions needing innovative technology solutions to invest their clients’ money. To do this well, as a privately held company, we place a high degree of value in nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to being an employer of choice.

MFS Investment Company

In 1924, MFS launched the first open-end mutual fund in the United States, opening the door to the markets for millions of everyday investors. Since then, we have grown into a full-service, global investment management firm offering fixed income, equity and quantitative solutions to financial advisors, intermediaries and institutional clients around the world. What sets MFS apart from other managers is our commitment to a single purpose: to create long-term value for clients by allocating capital responsibly. That takes our powerful investment approach combining collective expertise, risk management and long-term discipline.

MFS believes that diverse views, common values and a team approach create better outcomes. We are committed to diversity and inclusion because we believe that leveraging diverse perspectives drives innovative thinking and better decision making. By fostering an environment of respect and inclusion, we allow everyone to have a voice, regardless of their identity, affiliation or perspective. MFS aims to attract, develop, and retain the talented individuals from all segments of the global population, to help us achieve the outcomes our clients need.

School Sponsors

IESE Business School

IESE Business School has a proven track record of innovation. It was the first school in Europe to establish a two-year MBA and the first in the world to offer a bilingual MBA. Today, IESE Business School has secured its position as a top business school globally, with campuses in Barcelona and Madrid, and pioneering activities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States.

IESE's mission is to transform business and society through management education and leadership development, creating a better world by growing better leaders: people with big aspirations and a spirit of service, equipped with the skills and capabilities to make a positive difference.

IESE Business School and its general management MBA provide a cross-cultural learning environment: one that transforms, inspires and impacts your future.

University of Virginia (Darden Business School)

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, MS in Business Analytics, PhD and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience combines the best educational experience, featuring the case method of teaching; the highest-ranked faculty, whose research advances global managerial practice and business education; and a dynamic, global network of students, faculty, staff and alumni. These three key elements come together to develop entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders who step forward to improve the world.

Darden women make a significant impact every day — at Darden, in Charlottesville and around the world. They are student club presidents, community leaders, entrepreneurs and more. Darden is committed to recruiting women who want to positively impact the world, and empowering them for long-term success in whatever role they choose.

Furthermore, Darden's chapter of Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) connects, empowers, and celebrates the next generation of women leaders and helps build awareness of women in leadership positions. Throughout the year, they engage students, alumnae, faculty and prospective students in activities ranging from senior speaker series to golf lessons to mentoring programs. Moreover, GWIB's goal is to use education, coaching, networking, and mentoring to foster a lifelong community that enables and empowers Darden women to achieve their professional and personal aspirations, both during and after their time at Darden. In addition, Darden is one of the few MBA programs that provide dedicated lifelong career services resources for its alumni. The Alumni Career Services staff understands the career path of a woman may not always look like that of her male counterparts. Our professional staff provides Darden alumnae with resources and support as they move through different phases of their careers.