Finance in Context – Exploring Finance and its Role in the World


For 200 years, New York City and Financial Services have been synonymous. Beginning with the formation of the New York Stock and Exchange Board (1817), New York has grown into one of the pre-eminent global financial centers. Banks like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs are headquartered here, so are large money managers like Blackrock and AB Global, not to mention countless Private Equity firms, Hedge Funds and FinTech companies. New York is the financial capital of the World, and there is no better place to learn more about this dynamic, rapidly changing industry.

Finance in Context will explore the role of Finance and the Financial Services industry in a changing world. It will introduce the class to some core Finance concepts and illustrate their value using discussion around real world events. At the end of the class, students should feel comfortable discussing these concepts and applying them broadly, whether in an informal setting, or in an interview or internship.

Meet the Instructor(s)

Ben Allanson

Ben Allanson is Vice President of US Institutional Equity Sales at Citi. He has an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. As a Stanford undergraduate, he studied Political Science and Classics and played rugby. He has served on the boards of several Stanford alumni groups.