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Whitman hosts speaker from World Bank March 19
Whitman hosts speaker from World Bank March 19March 05, 2008Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
The Kiebach Center for International Business Studies in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will host a guest lecture by Marc Babin, director of corporate portfolio management for the International Finance Corp. (IFC) of the World Bank Group. Babin’s lecture, titled “Portfolio Management and Environmental Impact,” is Wednesday, March 19, at 1 p.m. in Room 402 of the Whitman School building.
Babin will also address Whitman students enrolled in the new and emerging markets class on “Emerging Market Portfolio Management” at 3:45 p.m. in Room 204. Both lectures are free and open to SU students, faculty and staff.
“This lecture by Marc Babin is very timely, given the high market volatility we’ve experienced lately,” says Pierre Yourougou, visiting associate professor of finance and associate director of the Kiebach Center in the Whitman School. “The IFC is the premier finance institution specializing in emerging markets. We’re privileged that the Whitman School is able to host Mr. Babin. He has more than 20 years of experience in portfolio management and has an expert knowledge of emerging markets and the forces that drive volatilities in these markets.”
The IFC is a part of the World Bank Group and has clients in more than 80 countries. IFC’s clients are private sector companies in developing countries. The IFC helps these clients by giving them loans and by taking equity positions, and by providing them with technical assistance in sound business management. The overall goal of the IFC is to help build a sustainable private sector in developing countries by promoting open and competitive markets.