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Spring 2022

Discussion on the Intersection of Law, Finance, and Innovation with Prof Lee Reiners from Duke Law

What: ESU is excited to host Prof Lee Reiners from Duke Law to initiate a discussion about the intersection of law, finance, and innovation and talk about his experiences of working at the NY Fed and academia.

Who: Prof Reiners is the Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Center and teaches FinTech Law and Policy seminars relating to financial policy and regulatory practice at the law school. He is the Editor-at-Large of the FinReg Blog and leads the Bass Connections American Predatory Lending (APL). His work has examined the risks associated with cryptocurrency derivatives, the rise of digital investment advice, and corporate governance failures within the financial industry.

When: Monday, April 11, 2022, 5 PM

Where: Zoom (kindly fill out the form here to receive the invite)

ESU x UPenn x Capital One 2022 Case Competition

What: ESU is excited to partner with UPenn and Capital One’s Corporate Strategy and Business Analyst programs to host the third annual Consult for America case competition. Sponsored by Capital One, this case competition will offer:

  • Up to $8,750 in prizes
  • Resume collection for prospective students
  • Q&A session with Capital One leadership
  • Valuable look into internal strategy consulting & business analyst roles

When: April 14-23, 2022

Where: The competition will be held virtually, and the registration deadline is April 8, 2022, 11:59PM EDT. For more information, kindly see flier below.

Goldman Sachs Going Public with NYU’s Prof Levine

What: Professor Jeremy Levine will analyze the history and rise of Goldman Sachs from the privately held bank it was for over a century to when it became publicly traded in 1999 and what that has meant not only for the company itself, but also for the investment banking industry and global economy as whole. Professor Levine is an Adjunct Professor at multiple universities in New York and New Jersey, including NYU, Pace University, and The College of New Jersey where he teaches economics and international business courses.

When: February 9, 2022, 5:15 to 6:15 PM

Where: The event will be held virtually on Zoom. Please fill out the registration form (https://forms.gle/Wdk9SQJDRvBhSMs57) to receive the zoom link for the event.

A Good Week for Stocks
(Feb 2024)

Written by: Gianna Zheng (2/23/2024)

The performance of the S&P 500 this week was at an all-time high, rising 3%. This increase was caused primarily by the technology sector, with Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) standing out as a key player. Nvidia’s release of its revenue reports for the last quarter of 2023 resulted in a 16% rise in its shares and served as the main catalyst. These figures exceeded many analysts’ predictions and triggered a stock rally while securing Nvidia’s spot as the top-performing stock within the S&P 500. This momentum created a ripple effect within similar companies. For example, two chip-making companies, Advanced Micro Devices, and Applied Materials rose 11% and 5% respectively.  

Other major U.S. stock indices showed mixed results. For instance, the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced similar upticks ending with a modest 0.2% rise. Interestingly, the Nasdaq Composite, an index weighted heavily in technology ended the week down 0.3%. Despite this week’s Wall Street stock rally, the loom of a recession is still in the air with the Federal Reserve keeping a close eye on inflation waiting for the right time to start cutting interest rates.  

Internationally, Japan’s main stock index, the Nikkei 225, also experienced a bullish trend, reaching its record-breaking high. This milestone is particularly significant as it marks the Japanese stock market finally returning to levels before Japan’s recession in 1989. The rise of the Nikkei 225 drew great optimism among both Japanese investors and residents given that it reflects the long-awaited recovery of Japan’s economy and a resurgence in global market confidence.  





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