News and Events

Mentor Presentations at Faegre 
December 2015

Each fund will take an afternoon in early December to present pitches to mentors at Faegre Baker Daniels in downtown Minneapolis. 

Women in Investment Management Event
October 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm

CFE Fixed Income Fund Program Director Susanna Gibbons will be a featured panelist at the upcoming Women in Investment Management event, the first in the "Changing Perceptions, Women in Investments" series by CFA Minnesota. Tickets are $20, which includes admission, light refreshments and parking - as well as a guest. The fee is waived for current CFE students. Visit the event site for more information and to register.

CFE Fall Mixer
September 28, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Join us for the semi-annual networking mixer for CFE Alumni and current students, as well as board members, mentors, and local supporters of the program. Visit the event site for more information and to RSVP.

Gender Balance in Finance Event
October 7, 2014

McCollam, SharonIn an effort to support diversity and leadership in the financial industry, the Carlson Funds Enterprise hosted their 2nd Annual Gender Balance in Finance event on October 7. Over 130 attendees listened to a dynamic national keynote speaker, Sharon McCollam, CFO of Best Buy, and learned from Catalyst, a leading authority on creating inclusive workplaces through research, creative tools and events. We were extremely proud to have an audience made up of about 35% males, showing that this topic truly is important to both men and women around the Twin Cities.

New Fixed Income Director
September 2, 2014

The Carlson Funds Enterprise welcomes Susanna Gibbons as the new Fixed Income Fund Program Director and is responsible for the overall operations of the Fixed Income portfolio. Susanna has been a mentor to the CFE Fixed Income Fund for the past 5 years and is very familiar with our program.

Susanna previously led GBC Global Asset Management’s fixed income Credit Research Team. Susanna’s research responsibilities included banking, energy, finance, and utilities. She has extensive capital markets experience. Susanna joined RBC GAM in 2007 from Jeffrey Slocum & Associates, where she was the director of fixed income research. She also held several senior credit and portfolio management positions at The St. Paul Companies. Susanna began her career in the investment industry in 1985. She earned a BA in psychology from Bryn Mawr College and an MBA in Finance from the New York University Stern School of Business. Susanna is a CFA charterholder.

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Upcoming Events

Macroeconomics Talk with Wan-Chong Kung

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Financial Markets Lab - room 1-170
Carlson School of Management

MBA Open House 

Week of October 26, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Financial Markets Lab - room 1-170
Carlson School of Management

Undergraduate Open House

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Financial Markets Lab - room 1-170
Carlson School of Management

Carlson Funds Enterprise Mixer

Monday, September 28, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Kieran's Irish Pub
85 6th Street N
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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