Second annual Women’s Investment Summit features female voices in finance

first_imgThe Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) will hold the second annual Women’s Investment Summit (WIS) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, featuring 26 female speakers who will discuss their pathway to success in the investment field. The event is sponsored by BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Premier, Six Street Partners and Wellington Management.“We’re trying to help more women in finance,” said Erin Bellissimo, managing director for the NDIGI. “What better way to tie into one of our key priorities, which is inclusion, with an investment conference that also can help the participants in career discernment and understanding the investment landscape? There will be a lot of educational learning that can go on to help with career choices. In addition, we’re going to be doing some case studies with very experiential learning.”To preface the WIS, the NDIGI held the final round of a stock pitch competition Thursday night. Senior Lauren Weetman, committee chair for the competition and the WIS, said there were originally 21 teams entered in the contest. Three panelists who were coming for the WIS judged the top three teams, giving those students the opportunity to get feedback on their work from people already in the field.“It’s pretty rare that students are able to manage $900,000 on their own, and we wanted to extend that opportunity across the entire campus,” she said. “We thought it worked really well with the WIS, where we’re focused on bringing more people into investing. The stock pitch competition is another way of furthering that mission — and, having these incredible people in for the WIS meant that we could have some amazing judges for the competition.”Some of the speakers at the WIS graduated from the University, some currently work for the University and some are not affiliated with Notre Dame at all. Each one, however, is deeply involved with the finance world and especially passionate about women’s role in investing, Bellissimo said.“Cathy Murphy, the president of personal investing at Fidelity, is not an alum, but she’s coming because she believes in this issue so deeply,” she said. “I think all of the participants are coming because they realize that women have to take the lead on trying to help solve this issue of not having a lot of retention of women in the industry.”Although every panelist is female, the event is geared toward all students at Notre Dame — male and female alike. Senior Claire Eilers, committee chair for speakers, said the event is open to students from schools throughout the University because it showcases the opportunities available in the investing world.“Last year, really only female students came, and that’s not the point of the summit; it’s supposed to be for men and women,” Eilers said. “This conference is targeting this huge discrepancy of women not being in these leadership roles in the investment managing industry, and everyone should come learn about that issue.”While this is only the second year the NDIGI has held the WIS, Bellissimo hopes it will continue to grow in the future. It provides a special opportunity for students to hear from women in the investing field, which is not always common, she said.“I’ve gone to quite a few investing conferences in my time here at Notre Dame, and it’s rare to even have one woman speak at them. The fact that it’s all women is something that’s kind of groundbreaking, and I think it’s great for Notre Dame,” Weetman said. “It’s hard to picture being an investor if you can’t see other women doing it.”Tags: finance, investing, women’s investment summitlast_img read more

Spectrum needs more local games

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWhen I get the paper in the morning, I look at “Sports On The Air” to see what I want to set up to record. It’s now the time of year when I’m looking for UAlbany, Siena or Syracuse basketball. Recently, I read a short bit about the Siena-at-Lehigh game. It ended with: “There will be no television.” That last statement needs a little more discussion. There will be virtually no Siena or UAlbany basketball on television this year. From what I have been able to determine, the only game on television all season is Siena vs. Louisville Dec. 6 on ESPN2.Why the difference from last year, when between UAlbany and Siena, there were probably 20 games on? The answer is Spectrum. By discontinuing the Time Warner Sports Channels, Spectrum has apparently eliminated any coverage of local sports (except their high school football game of the week). There are several Siena/UAlbany games on ESPN3 during this season, but it seems Spectrum really doesn’t want their customers to be able to watch UAlbany/Siena basketball on TV. The UAlbany/Iona game was on ESPN3 and I tried to Chromecast it from my phone on to my 60-inch TV. I got a message on my TV screen that said my television provider (Spectrum) wouldn’t allow me to cast to this device. I ended up watching on my computer’s 21-inch screen.I’m not sure what legal authority Spectrum has to prevent casting to my own TV, or why they’d want to, since I get my television and internet from Spectrum. The main reason I switched from satellite to Time Warner a few years ago was to get those basketball games, and now it looks like I’ll have to go back to satellite. I doubt they will block me from casting to my own TV.Steven LippincottGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Dennis Hayes

first_imgDennis W. Hayes, 75, of Benham passed away at 8:30pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the University Hospital in Louisville. He was born at Milan on October 25, 1942 the son of Wilkie and Jessie Niles Hayes. He was married to Barbara Linville on May 21, 1966 and she survives. Other survivors include one brother Kenneth (Gladys) Hayes of Benham along with several nieces and nephews. Growing up Denny attended the Benham School and was a 1960 graduate of Cross Plains High School. In 1962 he began working at the Aurora Casket Company and remained there his entire career retiring in 2005 after 43 years. Music was a major part of Denny and Barbara’s life and throughout their married life they did singing evangelical work which allowed them to travel to several states. Denny was a member of the Concord Wesleyan Church where served in several capacities. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 18th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jerry Vandervort officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3pm to 6pm. Memorials may be given to the Concord Wesleyan Church in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Semenya Knows Fate on IAAF Testosterone Wednesday

first_imgThe result of Caster Semenya’s landmark case against athletics’ governing body will be published on Wednesday.The double Olympic 800m champion is challenging the IAAF over its regulation restricting testosterone levels in female runners.The rule will apply to women in track events from 400m up to the mile. Semenya would either have to take medication to be eligible to compete in the 800m, change events or move to compete against men.The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will publish its ruling at midday on Wednesday.Semenya won 5,000m gold at the South African Athletics Championships on Friday – a new distance for her that would not be affected by the IAAF rule change.She has described the IAAF’s new rules as “unfair” and said she wanted to “run naturally, the way I was born”.The rules would require athletes to keep their testosterone levels below a prescribed amount “for at least six months prior to competing”.The IAAF said in April 2018 that the new measures would stop women with high testosterone levels gaining a competitive advantage.Testosterone is a hormone that increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin, which affects endurance.The rules were intended to be brought in on 1 November 2018, but the legal challenge from Semenya and Athletics South Africa caused that to be delayed until 26 March.The United Nations Human Rights Council has called the plans “unnecessary, harmful and humiliating” and South Africa’s sports minister called them a “human rights violation”.Commonwealth 800m and 1500m champion Semenya announced in June 2018 that she would challenge the IAAF, saying: “I am Mokgadi Caster Semenya. I am a woman and I am fast.”She was asked to take a gender test as an 18-year-old shortly before she won the 800m at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.Athletics South Africa President Leonard Chuene later admitted that he had lied to Semenya about the purpose of the test, having told her it was a random doping test.The results were not released and Semenya was cleared to return in July 2010.Research commissioned by the IAAF in July 2017 found that female athletes with high testosterone levels had a “competitive advantage”.However, critics of the governing body have said its stance is discriminatory, and highlighted the possible psychological effects on those who have to take the tests.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ice snap winless skid against Rockets

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsTime to break up the Kootenay Ice.For the second consecutive weekend the Ice scored a three-point weekend, this time against the Okanagan Rockets in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action at the Capital New Centre in Kelowna.And it could have been better has Kootenay not blown a 4-1 second period lead.Sunday Alex Gillies scored his third of the game with eight minutes remaining in the game to lift the Rockets to a 4-4 tie against Kootenay.Saturday the Ice outscored the Rockets 3-1 in the third to dump the home side 6-4.The win was the first for a Kootenay team against Okanagan since 2006. The Rockets are 17-0-1 since 2006 against Kootenay.The three points are crucial to the Ice, which climbed to within one point of ninth place North Island Silvertips. Kootenay remains six points in back of seventh-place Okanagan.Sunday, Kootenay appeared poised to make it a sweep of the Rockets on second-period goals by Darren Medeiros and Riley Ostoforoff of Castlegar and Brenden Heinrich of Nelson. But Gillies scored three straight goals to pull the Rockets into the tie. Jesse Knowler of Castlegar opened the scoring for Kootenay.Christian Pickless stopped 23 shots to earn the single point.Saturday Kootenay broke up a close game with three straight goals in the third. Nelson’s Dryden Hunt, finishing the game with five points, got the ball rolling with eight minutes into the period. Matt Carr of Nelson gave Kootenay a 5-3 lead before Knowler, with his first of two in the period, scored to give Kootenay a three-goal cushion.Knowler finished with contest with three points.Nelson’s Carsen Willans and Derek Georgopolus of Cranbrook also scored for the Ice.Jared Schamerhorn picked up the win in goal for Kootenay. The Ice returns to action following the Christmas break when the club plays host to the Thompson Blazers Saturday, January 8 at the NDCC [email protected]last_img read more

Saints ring up nine on Clan to knock SFU from the unbeaten ranks

first_img“We came out tonight with a ton of energy and desire, and we were rewarded on the scoreboard for the great number of offensive chances we created,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”We built a quick lead in the first period and we weren’t happy about the ease with which we gave it away, but our guys regrouped at intermission and played probably our best 20 minutes of hockey this season in the second period.””We had a point to prove tonight and got the job done, simple as that,” Dubois added.Cody Fidgett scored a pair of first period goals and assisted on three other later in the game to total five points on the night. His first goal opened the scoring midway through the first period when he broke in alone on Clan netminder Andrew Parent and scored on a deke to the forehand.Beau Taylor doubled the lead less than a minute later, followed by a quick reply from SFU. The wild scoring pace would continue for the remainder of the period, as Fidgett netted his second only to see Graham Smerek and Nick Sandor strike back for the visitors and send the game into the first intermission tied 3-3. The Saints regrouped and dominated the second period, however, outshooting the Clan by a 15-4 margin and striking for a trio of goals.Mason Spear got things started 2:43 into the frame when he took a cross ice feed from Markus McCrea and beat an SFU defender to the slot before beating Parent.And it took less than two minutes for Selkirk to take another two-goal lead, as Fidgett found Jackson Garrett at the top of the crease for a one-time finish. Spear then closed out the scoring with his second of the frame, tapping home a rebound on a Saints power-play. Thomas Hardy put the game out of reach early in the third on another Selkirk man-advantage, and the team went on to trade a pair of goals each over the reminder of regulation with Connor McLaughlin and Garrett Kucher tallying for the hosts. James Prigione started the game in goal for the Saints but was replaced by Chris Hurry after allowing three goals on four shots in the first period. Hurry picked up the win in making 14 saves over the remainder of the game. Andrew Parent took the loss for SFU, allowing nine goals on 41 shots. Saints captain Logan Proulx and centre Thomas Hardy each finished the night with three points each, while Garrett, McLaughlin, Spear and Scott Swiston all enjoyed two point nights. The loss was the first of the season for SFU, who had entered the night with a 6-0 record.Ironically, the nine goals scored by Selkirk on Saturday night were the most allowed by SFU in a BCIHL regular season game since February 16, 2008 — which also came against the Saints in Castlegar, albeit in an 11-9 Clan win. Selkirk is next in action on Friday, (November 22) when they open a two-game series on Vancouver Island against the University of Victoria. The Selkirk Saints sent a message to the rest of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League the road to the title must come through Castlegar.Selkirk scored nine times en route to a 9-5 pasting of previously unbeaten Simon Fraser University in front of a raucous crowd Saturday at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.The win moved Selkirk into sole possession of top spot in BCIHL standings, two points ahead of Thompson Rivers and four in front of SFU.However, the Clan has played three less games than Selkirk.last_img read more