Alumni discuss global finance and opportunities to give back
Alumni working in finance gathered in New York for a special event
Alumni working in finance gathered in New York for a special eventBy Megan Vander Woude Office of Advancement
On July 18, alumni working in the finance industry gathered in New York for an evening of conversation and networking. The event featured a roundtable discussion between Dr. Jagdeep Singh Bachher (BASc ’93, MASc ’94, PhD ’00), chief investment officer and vice-president of investments at the University of California, and Jonathan Gray, president and chief operating officer at Blackstone.
The pair discussed the state of the world through the lens of finance and markets, including government actions against inflation and the availability of capital. Gray also shared his outlook as a leader who aims to embed humanity in his work and explored current opportunities for philanthropy.
Bachher spoke about the importance of balancing career and human pursuits. He shared how gratifying it’s been as an alum to get involved with Waterloo, including his current role as vice-chair on the University’s Board of Governors.
With a small guest list and intimate setting, the event was a unique opportunity for alumni to reconnect with Waterloo’s community, recall shared experiences from campus, and meet others in their industry and alumni network.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.