Lakshmi Bhojraj '95, MBA '01

Executive Director of Cornell’s Parker Center for Investment Research Discusses Investment-Related Careers, Future of Finance

I think for finance careers in general, students typically think about investment banking, especially at the undergraduate level. Part of that is because the investment management industry is not as visible on campus, they don’t tend to recruit in as great numbers as investment banking or consulting. However, this is an area that can be very rewarding, intellectually stimulating, and lucrative. If you are interested in that blend of quantitative and qualitative skills, this is a profession you should consider.

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WU | A Career in Finance, Ten Years After the Crisis

Ten years ago, before many of us had the requisite adult teeth to pronounce “synthetic collateralized debt obligation,” capitalism failed. Or at least it seemed that way. On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers, once an investment bank holding assets worth thrice the GDP of Greece, filed for bankruptcy. It was, and remains, the largest bankruptcy in American history. Markets tumbled across the globe in a housing-fueled financial crisis that wiped out over $30 trillion in wealth by March 2009.