BUFFALO, N.Y. – A panel of experts will discuss the
turmoil in the U.S. financial markets at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in
the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the University at
Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.
"The Current Financial Crisis: How did we get here? Where are we
going?" will be the topic of the panel discussion, which is free
and open to the public.
Sponsored by the UB School of Management and the UB Law School,
this will be the fourth event in the annual Gerald S. Lippes
Panelists include Gaurav Patankar, global sector analyst for
financial institutions at Millennium Partners, subsidiary of
Millennium Management; Cristian Tiu, Ph.D., assistant professor in
the UB School of Management's Department of Finance and Managerial
Economics; and Jill Yellock, bank examiner at the Federal Reserve
Bank of New York.
In his role at Millennium Partners, Patankar analyzes and
provides thoughtful leadership on the sector across multiple
portfolio managers, strategies and countries. He previously worked
for SuNOVA Capital and Citigroup. Prior to working on Wall Street,
Patankar was employed by M&T Bank in Buffalo. He graduated in
2003 with an MBA in finance from the UB School of Management where
he was an M&T Fellow.
Tiu has been a faculty member in the UB School of Management
since 2006 and holds doctoral degrees in both finance and
mathematics from the University of Texas. His research interests
focus on performance of hedge funds and their risk management
implications for investors, as well as endowment funds and
continuous time finance. Tiu periodically serves as a speaker and
consultant in the financial services industry and was part of the
team that designed the risk management system currently used by the
$20 billion University of Texas Investment and Management Co. His
expertise has been widely sought after by the media in the wake of
the problems on Wall Street.
As bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank, Yellock monitors
the financial condition and risks of New York State member banks
and maintains a working knowledge of financial markets, business
practices, strategic risk issues, supervisory policy and banking
and securities regulations and laws. She has an MBA from the Tepper
School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, where she focused
on accounting, economics, finance and international business, and
an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama. Previously,
Yellock was a revolving credit specialist with Regions Financial
Services (formerly AmSouth Bank). She also worked as a professor of
English for WorldTeach, an account executive for Sun Microsystems
and a software specialist for IBM.
The panel discussion, moderated by Thomas F. Disare, clinical
professor in UB Law School, from 7:30-8:30 p.m., will be followed
by a question-and-answer session. For more information, contact
Jill Phinney at 716-645-3204 or email@example.com.
The Gerald S. Lippes Speaker Series focuses on current issues
and topics related to business and finance. The series is part of a
larger effort to foster an integrated understanding of the worlds
of business and law, and to encourage a collaborative dialogue
between business and legal professionals. Funding for the series is
provided through the generous support of Gerald S. Lippes.
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public
university, a flagship institution in the State University of New
York system that is its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's
more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through
more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree
programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of
the Association of American Universities.