Tuesday, October 25, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Primer Offices, 2nd Floor
244 Jackson St, San Francisco

JC de Swaan will be our first in-person speaker since COVID began!

  • JC de Swaan is a lecturer in the economics department at Princeton University, where he is affiliated with the Bendheim Center for Finance. He teaches courses on ethics in finance and on Asian capital markets to undergraduate and graduate students. He also teaches at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. In the past he has taught at Yale University, Hong Kong UST, and Cheung Kong Business School in Beijing.
  • Separately, JC de Swaan is a Partner at Cornwall Capital, an investment fund based in New York. Prior to Cornwall, he was a senior advisor on China at a global macro fund and an investment professional at an Asia-dedicated hedge fund. Prior to that, JC de Swaan worked at McKinsey & Company.
  • At Princeton, JC de Swaan also hosts speakers on the topic of ethics in finance and acts as a faculty advisor to first-year and sophomore students.
  • JC de Swaan received his B.A. from Yale University in Political Science, an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an Associate Fellow of Ezra Stiles College, Yale University. He is the author of Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry (Cambridge University Press).
  • There will be a raffle of a copy of his book. Read excerpts here.

October 25th
5:00pm – Welcome & Refreshments
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Presentation and Q&A
7:00pm – Conclusion and post presentation mingle

Primer Offices, 244 Jackson St 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Near the Ferry Building)

How can finance professionals live up to their humanistic values while working in what is often a deeply conflicted industry? JC de Swaan will discuss the possibility of virtue in finance based on his research of ethical role models in the industry. Sharing stories of inspiring individuals in the field, he will lay out a framework for pursuing a viable career in finance while contributing to society and upholding one’s integrity. In the process, he will discuss what makes finance a force for good in society while highlighting some of the unique challenges finance professionals face, from structural changes in the industry to cognitive biases.

To RSVP, please respond to Joe To ’95 at to jto@valleyim.com

If you have cold or flu-like symptoms and/or have COVID-19, the flu, or other readily transmissible infections, please do not attend this in person event. We hope you get well soon and will see you at the next event!