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Corporate Governance in Banking Roundtable with Ali & Stefano


Event Details

Date: 04/28/21 Cost: $0 Time: 4:00 PM Location: Zoom

Join us for our 3rd roundtable discussion of 2021 on the importance of responsible corporate management in banking and best practices in the field. 

Our two speakers will discuss the nature and characteristics of corporate governance in banking institutions and its differences from non-banking firms. They will focus on how poor governance in large banks was a co-determinant of the 2007-2008 financial crisis and present their recent research on the effect of investors on bank risk, with substantial new policy implications.

This is the final opportunity to compete for a scholarship prize of up to $750 as part of your engagement in these sessions!

You must write an essay answering the question: "What is the number one corporate governance issue in your home country and how would you address it?"
- Your essay must be 900 words or less
- You don't need to submit an essay to attend this program, but you must attend at least one of the two sessions (second session date will be announced soon) in order to win the scholarship prize of either $750 for first place or $500 for second place - all made possible by the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust
- You must submit your essay to Sara Huzar in PDF format at by MONDAY, MAY 10TH, and include your name, contact information, field of study, university, and home country.

Our experts for this meeting:

Ali Taatian is a Ph.D. candidate in Business Administration at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, where he works in the area of corporate finance, banking, and financial markets. Prior to his Ph.D., Ali worked in investment banking and telecom industries for more than ten years. He holds an MBA in finance, and a bachelor's and master’s in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran.

Stefano Bonini is Associate Professor of Finance at the Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business, Hoboken, NJ, USA. Prior to coming at Stevens Professor Bonini was a faculty member at NYU Stern School of Business and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Professor Bonini obtained his BA, MS and PhD in Finance from Bocconi University and has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and MIT. His research has been published in top journals and was selected twice for the Applied Finance best paper award, was twice a finalist at the Financial Management conference best paper award, a finalist at the European Financial Management best corporate finance paper award and the Annuale Econometric Society meeting best paper award. His current research focuses on the governance of listed companies, the structure and functioning of capital markets and the information content of analysts’ research. Professor Bonini is also a member of the investment committee of the Stevens Institute of Technology Endowment.

Date: Wednesday, April 28th

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM EDT (approximately)

Location: Zoom Meeting instructions will be emailed closer to the date of the program.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 27th

Cost: This program’s cost is intended to be “pay what you wish”. As a non-profit organization, we are proud to serve international students and scholars in the New York area, and as we navigate these challenging times, we would be immensely grateful for any support you can give. Click here to donate. Thank you!

 Marisa Silva, Director of Membership and Programs, here or (212) 431-1195

*This program is generously sponsored by the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust.