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Financial Lives of People

January 1, 2012

Exclusive to MBA Students of Metropolitan College of New York, the CEO from Andrew Davidson & Co. going to talk about the “Financial Lives of People” — the importance of financial information and its relevance at different life stages and economic situations for people.

Please join us on FEB 1st, 5:15 – 6:15 pm at MCNY 11th floor Conference room. The talk will start at 5:30 pm.

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Andrew Davidson & Co. Inc. (AD&Co) was founded in 1992 by Andrew Davidson, an international leader in the development of financial research and analytics, mortgage-backed securities product development, valuation and hedging.

Since 1992, the company has provided institutional fixed-income investors and risk managers with high quality consulting services, research, and intellectual property aimed at yielding advanced, quantitative solutions to asset management issues.

Beginning with three employees in its New York City location, the company initially advised major financial institutions, mostly depositories, in the development and implementation of asset-liability strategies. The company also assisted mortgage originators in generating appropriate pipeline hedging procedures, and worked on a variety of fixed-income trading, valuation and risk analyses.

Since the firm’s inception, the size of the firm and scope of services has grown substantially. Today, AD&Co has over 20 employees in New York, California and Washington State, providing a host of consulting services from basic MBS securities valuation, return forecasting and hedging, to the development and implementation of risk management and valuation systems.

In 1998, AD&Co introduced VECTORS™ Analytics, a set of proprietary analytical tools that clients could use to reveal the value and risk embedded in their mortgage portfolios.

AD&Co’s clients include some of the world’s largest and most successful financial institutions and investment managers.

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Women Advancing Microfinance: Creating Balance in Your Life

September 22, 2011

Please join MCNY (Metropolitan College of New York) and WAM (Women Advancing Microfinance) in a series of life skills sessions this year.  Register at

After a successful presentations skills event earlier this summer, we now invite you to a session on “Creating Balance In Your Life”, lead by  Louise Finlayson, PhD.

Dr. Finlayson has over twenty years of clinical experience as a clinical psychologist. She earned her Ph.D. at Michigan State University and did a three year fellowship at Harvard Medical School.  She also has been a life coach for over ten years after training at the Coach’s Training Institute.  As a coach, she focuses  on helping her clients move past blocks that are preventing them from enjoying their lives, ultimately moving them towards richer and more fulfilling lives.

During this interactive one hour session, she will help us each identify where our lives are out of balance, explore what our priorities truly are, and ultimately create our own action plan for self-care – all designed to give women the tools to create optimal balance in their lives.
6:00-6:30 Registration and Welcome
6:30-:7:30 Interactive Session with Dr. Finlayson
7:30-8:00 Q&A and Wrap Up


Do not miss this unique opportunity to interact with a specialist in the field. Spaces are limited so sign up soon!

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MBA Career Panel

August 2, 2011

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The career panel is scheduled for Tuesday August 2, 2011, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at  MCNY 11th floor Conference Hall.   This event is opened to all MCNY Students.   Invitations will be specially sent to students in the MBA Programs.  Please register if you are interested to attend.

The purpose of the panel is to provide MNCY graduate students and alumni advice on how to secure a job.  The panelists will first speak briefly about what they do and how they got to where they are.  Then, they will each offer concrete advice on how to find a job in this market, either in the format of a “five top actions” list, a list of “do’s and don’ts”. After this round, the floor is open to questions.  Halfway through the event, the moderator will ask for volunteers to practice one of the actions recommended by the panelists.  The panelists will then be asked to provide feedback about the role play.  For further information about the agenda and speakers bio, please see below.


4:00-4:05 p.m.  Moderator welcomes audience and introduces the panelists

4::05-4:20 p.m.  Panelists describe their current positions and how they got to where they are

4:20-4:40  p.m. Actionable career advice from each panelist

4:40-5:00 p.m. Questions from the audience

5:00-5:05 p.m. Audience chooses an actionable advice for a role play

5:05-5:10 p.m. Role Play: Volunteers Practice one actionable advice

5:10-5:25 p.m. Comments and feedback from the panelists on role play

5:25-5:40 p.m. Comments and questions from the audience


Moderator: Dr. Amitai Touval

Panel Speakers:

Charles E. Williamson

Dr. Charles E. Williamson is an inspirational speaker with an ability to motivate the masses into exploring change in their career, personal life, and towards being more socially responsive. He has over ten years speaking in public, advocating for those without a voice, and persuading people to consider how they can be leaders in their community. Also a published author on the subject of occupation advancement, book entitled “I Need A Job!!!”, and a reviewer for the Academy of Management Journal and Oxford University Press. Mr. Williamson’s extensive educational background entails Certified Technologist in Operational Excellence, Paralegal Certification, BA in History (Double Minor in Spanish and Art), Masters of Science in Leadership and Strategic Management from Manhattanville College; Doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership with the University of Phoenix. He devotes his career towards motivating others in achieving their own visions of success. He has coached many developing and seasoned professionals in career development, organizational development, process reengineering, and many areas of strategic business development. His experience includes: former Assistant Vice President at Citigroup, former Director of the Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison Program for New York County District Attorney’s Office, Adjunct Professor of Business Management at the University of Phoenix, Metropolitan College, Monroe College, and advisor for several educational and business councils. He currently works at JPMorgan Chase as an Executive Director and Global Head of Service Management under the Global Technology Infrastructure/Client Technology Services, which manages all desktop assets.


William Scheckel

William Scheckel, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at SEEBURGER AG, is a global marketing advisor whose expertise includes social media, branding, marketing communications and public relations strategy. He has worked with many of the world’s leading brands, including SAP, IBM, Shell and Deutsche Bank, as well as with heads of state, start-ups and growing companies around the globe.

For 9 years, he led the marketing strategy agency William Scheckel & Associates, based in Frankfurt, Germany, to win a number of sensitive, high-level projects including the roll-out of, crisis control for Deutsche Bank and marketing communications for King Carl Gustav XVI of Sweden.

After moving back to the US, he built up marketing and outreach programs at the NJ Division on Civil Rights, Office of the Attorney General for 4 years, then assumed the role of chief of staff of SAP Global Marketing, where he managed projects throughout the 750-person organization, including global advertising campaigns, the relaunch of, and the go-to-market strategy of a global product roll-out. In addition to his corporate role, William also teaches social media for business at New York Institute of Technology. He received his BA from the University of Chicago and his Magister (MA) from Universität Konstanz, Germany.


Abby Kohut

Abby Kohut, who is known on the web as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC.  In the past 15 years, Abby held positions such as Senior Director of Recruiting for Kaplan, Interim Director of Recruiting for Continuum Health Partners, and Manager of Global Recruiting for Alpharma.  Abby’s articles on and her bi-weekly Career Wake Up Calls inspire job seekers to stay motivated as they continue their search for their ideal job. Abby has presented to over 100 groups and was recently interviewed on ABC’s Good Morning Connecticut, WKTU-FM, WOR-AM, WDVR-FM, and the Joe Franklin show on Bloomberg Radio. Her books “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets” and “Absolutely Abby’s Top 12 Interview Questions Exposed” teach candidates secrets about the job search process that other recruiters won’t tell you. Abby was selected as one of the top 100 influential people online according to Fast Company Magazine and was named as one of “The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search”. Since 2010, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers.



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