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MAR 30, 2022


Application due: 5:00pm, Friday April 8st, 2022

Program starts: Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Program ends: Wednesday, August 24th, 2022


1st Fintech Incubator Program

The Financial Economics Institute (FEI) is excited to launch the 1st Fintech Incubator program this summer for students looking to do their own technology startup in the field of finance. The Incubator will be run through FEI’s partnership with a world-renowned pre-Seed incubator in Silicon Valley.

Here are some details to keep in mind, as you consider joining this inaugural FEI program:

  1. The program will be delivered in real-time over Zoom (i.e., virtual, but not recorded lectures)
  2. Program starts: Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
  3. Program ends: Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
  4. Tentative Zoom meeting times: a 3-hour block on every Wednesday evening (5-8pm, tentatively)
  5. The Incubator will be open to students from across all five Claremont Colleges (“5Cs”).
  6. Teams must be 2-3 students each, and can include a mix of students from different 5C colleges.
  7. At least one member in each team must have technical / coding skills.
  8. In order to participate in this Summer’22 offering, you must be planning to return back to school at the 5Cs for Fall’22 semester (i.e., open to all classes except seniors graduating this summer).

To apply, please submit the attached application, resume and unofficial transcript to Nancy Faust by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8th, 2022.  The teams that are selected will be invited to create a company page and personal profile on the incubator’s website, before the program starts.

NOTE: all documents must be submitted as one pdf file in the order given on the application.

If you have any questions, please email Prof. Nishant Dass at

Fintech Incubator Application_1

MAR 30, 2022


Application due: 12:00pm, Monday, April 4st, 2022

Starts: Tuesday, May 31st, 2022


The Financial Economics Institute Summer 2022 Student Research Analysts

The Financial Economics Institute is hiring several full-time student Research Analysts to work for 10 weeks, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m., during the Summer of 2022 beginning Tuesday, May 31st, with the possibility of continuing part-time during the academic year.  Students will assist faculty members with research projects and Institute staff with general Institute operations.  Specific responsibilities may include data collection, data entry, maintaining databases, programming, and general clerical work.  Wages will be $17.00/hour, with a maximum possible earnings of $6,375 for a 10 week position.

For a look at research projects, please go the Financial Economics Institute newsletter, The Exchange, at:

To apply for this position complete the attached application and email it to me at along with a resume and an unofficial transcript (one from the student portal will suffice) by 12:00 noon on Monday, April 4th.

FEI Summer 2022 RA Application


MAR 7, 2022

Email with the names / emails of your team by 12pm, Monday, Mar 7th

Pre-competition workshop offered by a KKR Analyst: 5-6:30pm Monday, Mar 7th  (Zoom link TBS)

Case released (competition starts): 8am, Monday Mar 21st (after Spring Break)

Top-3 teams may be selected on Wednesday, Mar 23rd, at 5pm – TENTATIVE

Top-3 teams make their Final Presentation to the KKR team: 3-5pm, Friday, Mar 25th

1st Private Equity Case Competition at CMC

The Financial Economics Institute ( invites all sophomores and juniors to the 1st Private Equity Case Competition at CMC. Teams are ideally 2 people but no more than 3. If you are interested please email with the names/emails of your team members by 12pm, Monday, Mar 7th. Before the Case is released there will be a pre-competition workshop with a KKR Analyst 5-6:30 pm Monday, Mar 7th (Zoom link TBS). The case will be released at 8 am Monday, March 21st (after spring break). Then the top three teams will be selected around Wednesday, Mar 23rd in the evening who will then present to the KKR team on Friday, March 25th, 3-5 pm. The winning team will get an interview spot for a Summer 2023 Internship (for sophomores) or 2023 Full-time Recruitment (for juniors) at KKR!

Reminder: Email with the names/emails of your team by 12pm, Monday, Mar 7th to sign up!

FEB 18, 2022

Fintech Panel @ 3:30-5pm PST
Athenaeum Talk @ 5-7pm PST

SIF’s Annual Claremont Finance Conference

The Claremont Finance Conference is a joint event hosted by the CMC Student Investment Fund and the Financial Economics Institute.  Fintech Panelists are all entrepreneurs and have expertise in the fields of artificial intelligence, credit markets, and payments. John Shrewsberry ’87 P’24 Private Investor, former CFO of Wells Fargo & CEO of Wells Fargo Securities, will deliver the keynote address on his 25 years in financial services to provide a summary and take questions covering elements of the current state of fintech and what it means for various players in legacy financial services.  He will assess what seems to be working best and what seems to be making the greatest difference for entrepreneurs, customers and competitors and he will address the larger universe of activities with an emphasis on fintech lenders, infrastructure providers, payments providers, and DLT.

Fintech Panel Registration

Athenaeum Talk Registration


FEB 18, 2022

12-1:30pm PST
@ Bauer Forum

Introduction to Blockchain

by Professor Nishant Dass

Watch Recording Here.

Recording Passcode: =2Vl9ENv

DEC 3, 2021

3pm PST
@ Kravis LC62 or Zoom

The Future of Finance Speaker Series:

Hans Morris

Hans Morris is the Managing Partner at NYCA Partners.

Come to Kravis LC62 or join virtually via Zoom.

Zoom Meeting ID: 853 9345 8206

FEB 5, 2021

10:00 – 11:00am PST

Algorithmic Bias: The new form of discrimination

In light of President Chodosh’s Initiative on Anti-Racism, the Financial Economics Institute (FEI) will be hosting a panel discussion on a new form of racism and discrimination in the 21st century — Algorithmic Bias!

FEI Director, Professor Nishant Dass, will be moderating a discussion with panelists, including:

Professor Gabby Johnson of the Philosophy department,
Professor Mike Izbicki of the Math department, and
Dr. Aaron Myers, CTO of Suited, an AI-powered recruitment technology startup (working with banks and law firms to mitigate bias in hiring).

Please come and join us for an enlightening discussion on an important issue of our times that has caught the attention of business leaders, computer scientists, economists, ethicists, philosophers, regulators, technologists, social workers, and many others.

NOV 2, 2020

5:00 – 6:00pm PST

Women on Wall Street

Gender barriers are constantly being broken in financial services, with women leading the way as Presidents/CEOs (including HSBC USA, Avenue Capital, Lebenthal & Company), CEOs (J.P. Morgan Asset Management, J.P. Morgan U.S. INstitutional Asset Management, J.P. Morgan Credit Card Services, Litespeed Manager, and Meredith Whitney Advisory Group), CFOs (Morgan Stanley, Jp.P. Morgan Chase and Credit Suisse Investment Banking), CIOs (Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management, UBS O’Connor, Galtere, and Bluecrest), Heads of Departments (J.P. Morgan Global Commodities, BAML Global Research, and Goldman Sachs Human Capital Management) and countless other women founders, partners, and managing directors.

Join Christine Huk Mann ’87 as she talks about her career trajectory in financial services and shares advice about how to thrive in the culture of Wall Street.

Ms. Mann is a Vice President in Private Wealth Management at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York. She has over 25 years of finance and tax experience and today co-leads an Investment Management Team focused primarily on providing solutions for families, business executives, foundation, and endowments. Ms. Mann joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 from Banc of America Securities where she worked in fixed income. Ms. Mann began her career as a CPA with a focus on taxation. She is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and the University of Chicago. Ms. Mann serves on the Financial Economics Institute Advisory Board and the Alumni Association Board. She has served as an Alumni Trustee on the CMC Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of the Robert Day School. She lives in Chatham, New Jersey with her husband Ray and two sons. 

OCT 23, 2020

8:30 – 9:30am PST

Financial Services: So much more than M&A and IB!

CMC has many alumni working in the fields of Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Banking, but there are so many other interesting avenues to pursue in Financial Services. FEI Board Member Alan Delsman ’68 will share an insider’s view on the industry, based on his four-decade career on Wall Street.

Mr. Delsman from graduated CMC in 1968 with a degree in International Relations. He received his Master’s in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1970. In 2001, Mr. Delsman joined Deutsche Bank as Chief Credit Officer for Latin America. His most recent role was Senior Credit Executive responsible for large, complex transactions in the Emerging Markets, Investment Grade Corporations, Leverage Finance, Real Estate, and Financial Institutions. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Delsman worked for The Chase Manhattan Bank, where he held a variety of positions that included assignments in Tehran, London, Panama, Miami and New York. His last position was the Senior Credit Officer for the Global Markets business in Emerging Markets.