Whitman Hosts Guest Speaker from World Bank, March 19

The Kiebach Center for International Business Studies in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will host a guest lecture by Marc Babin, director of Corporate Portfolio Management for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group. Babin’s lecture, titled “Portfolio Management and Environmental Impact,” will be held on March 19 at 1 p.m. in Room 402 of the Whitman School building. Babin will also address Whitman students enrolled in the New and Emerging Markets class on “Emerging Market Portfolio Management” at 3:45 p.m. in Room 204. Both lectures are free and open to SU faculty, staff, and students.

“This lecture by Marc Babin is very timely, given the high market volatility we’ve experienced lately,” says Pierre Yourougou, visiting associate professor of finance and associate director of the Kiebach Center in the Whitman School. “The IFC is the premier finance institution specializing in emerging markets. We’re privileged that the Whitman School is able to host Mr. Babin. He has more than 20 years of experience in portfolio management and has an expert knowledge of emerging markets and the forces that drive volatilities in these markets.”

The IFC is a part of the World Bank Group and has clients in more than 80 countries around the world. IFC’s clients are private sector companies in developing countries. The IFC helps these clients by giving them loans and by taking equity positions, and by providing them with technical assistance in sound business management. The overall goal of the IFC is to help build sustainable private sector in developing countries by promoting open and competitive markets.

For more information, contact Amy Mehringer, Whitman communications manager, at (315) 443-3834 or aemehrin@syr.edu.