Finance 101 Workshop – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Finance 101 Workshop

On Sunday, Nov. 10, the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development is sponsoring a workshop, “Finance 101,” a crash course presented by two executives of Helping Individuals Reach Excellence (HIRE). Michael Piper, CEO and founder, and Marc Borden ’07, senior vice president, will help those who are interested in working on Wall Street, but don’t necessarily know what positions would suit them. The event takes place from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Stern 103.

Piper and Borden will help differentiate between the “buy” side and the “sell” side of Wall Street; help students learn to be more financially literate before a big job interview, and help those who need to figure out the different parts of an investment bank.

HIRE LLC helps individuals develop, maintain and enhance their interviewing skills. Their experienced staff gives personalized mock interviews that are tailored to the Wall Street job of choice. HIRE also helps with networking and resumes.

Piper and Borden have worked for firms of all shapes and sizes, including investment banks, asset managers, private lenders, and hedge funds. Additionally, HIRE has interviewed more than 100 top executives, including CEOs, CFOs, traders, salesmen, investment bankers, recruiters, HR directors, and many more in order to find out the secrets to interviewing success.

Borden ’07 began his finance career as a sell-side credit research analyst for J.P. Morgan in New York, focusing on corporate high-grade cash bonds and credit derivatives. In 2009, he moved into the trading space and in 2010, he founded Omni Point Capital, LLC, a private fund which specialized in macroeconomic trading strategies. After selling his stake in Omni Point in 2012, Borden took over as head of Capital Markets for NBL, Inc., a private equity funded commercial real-estate lender. He is a CFA Charterholder. Borden majored in economics and minored in public policy at Hobart College.

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