News and Events
Gender Balance in Finance Event
October 7, 2014
In 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.