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Alumni Panel: Insights into Finance Careers

On December 9, 2014, Caltech students convened to hear from an alumni panel about leveraging science and engineering degrees into successful careers in finance. Organized and moderated by Linde Institute Professor of Finance Richard Roll, the panel included the following prominent alumni:

  • Robert Gingrich, MS, PhD, theoretical physics; Risk Modeler/Manager, Western Asset Management Company
  • Jason Hsu, BS, physics; Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Research Affiliates
  • Kenneth Winston, BS, MS, mathematics; Chief Risk Officer, Western Asset Management Company¬†¬†

The panelists shared their experiences in making the transition from laboratory-based theoretical modeling and mathematical proofs to the world of business and high finance, where theories of decision making, risk management, and quantitative investing are applied in real time with real-world impacts.  Read more here.