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The Finance and Banking Club in discussion format, covers economic developments, finance industry topics and monetary policy:

  • From a theoretical perspective;
  • From an historical perspective;
  • And applies these ideas to current economic issues.

Diverse opinions, independent research and active participation are encouraged. Each year, during the fall semester, a team of students, participates in the academic College Fed Challenge Competition, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States.

Teams of BMCC students associated with the club have distinguished themselves repeatedly in the nationally prominent College Fed challenge academic competition. This is the only academic activity in the college where in more than 10 years BMCC student teams have consistently excelled in the regional and national level starting with 2011. Most recently, the BMCC student team won the first place in the College Fed Challenge in the Maiden Lane Division in the Fall of 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and as a result they have been repeatedly invited to the Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC where they met and were honored by Chair Jerome Powell.

The Club also sponsors, especially in the spring semester, academic discussion and seminars covering a wide variety of subjects related to economics and finance subjects. Seminar discussions include the FinTech industry, ESG/Social Impact investments, Introduction of Central Bank Digital Currency, NFTs and Blockchain, economic developments and the financial industry. Guest discussants and speakers include Central Bank economists as well prominent industry participants.   In addition, the club organizes Career Opportunity seminars, open to all BMCC students, featuring BMCC graduates reflecting on how to start and develop a successful business career. Last, the Club also organizes visits a variety of prominent financial institutions.

Meetings: Wednesdays 2 to 4 p.m. Online and In Person

Faculty Advisors: Professors Julian Schroeder and Yanni Tournas provide PhD level intellectual rigor with real world business and financial industry experience.

Contact: Email ytournas@gmail.com for more information.

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Finance & Banking Club Constitution