May 1st, 2019, witnessed another successful graduation celebration. The event at the Michaelangelo Hotel in Midtown NYC brought together graduates, students, faculty, alumni and industry partners.
We were honored to mark the graduation of the MSMFs12th graduating class. The formal reception gave current students a much-deserved break from the ongoing stress of exams. we had an opportunity to eat, drink, mingle and even raffle off some great gifts. LUCKY WINNERS!
A major highlight of the event was the inspiring keynote speech by, Jon Kinol, currently co-Founder and Managing partner of Zenik Capital and formerly in leadership roles both at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Kinol who has more than 25 years of experience took our guests on an insightful overview of how quantitative finance has evolved and shared his valuable thoughts on the next challenges our graduates and students can expect in the future of the financial industry.
We were thrilled to have alumni from various locations and graduating classes join us as well. Of particular note, we were excited to be joined by Mr. Marinov Vesselin, from the Class of 2007, who happens to be the very first graduate of the program. Mr. Marinov currently with Citadel Securities, London, was able to join us in NYC by coordinating his professional schedule to overlap with the event. We hope to see him at next year's celebration as well.
The MSMF Program extends a huge congratulation to the class of 2019! Your journey as a student is coming to an end but in the words of Mr. Kinol "the biggest opportunity and challenge for many here is to apply what you have learned in the program to business challenges. so, think and solve broadly."
We hope you enjoy some pictures of the event and hope to see you at next year's celebration!