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)

Henry Schreiber

Henry Schreiber

Henry Schreiber is an Equity Sector Specialist working in Citi's Institutional Clients Group. Currently, he is concentrated on investment opportunities within the Industrial and Basic Materials sectors. In addition to his full-time role, Henry is actively a Founder in Citi Ventures' incubator program working on an alternative data business for fundamental investors. Over the course of his Citi career, Henry has worn a variety of hats, including serving as a Tech, Media and Telecom focused trader on Citi's Cash Equity Trading desk, as well as an Associate Relationship Manager covering the Hedge Fund and Asset Management industries. Henry graduated Stanford in 2015 with a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering and a concentration in Financial & Decision Engineering. On the farm, Henry spent his free time as the Executive Producer of Stanford's sketch comedy troupe, "The Stanford Robber Barons". He continues to enjoy seeing live comedy shows across New York City today.