The Era of the New Sovereigns

Dave Ogburn, Principal at the Golub Group

Dave Ogburn, Principal at the Golub Group.

Menlo College will host a panel discussion, titled “The Era of the New Sovereigns”, by the Golub Group on April 4, 2012. The event, organized by the Finance and Investment clubs, will highlight a group of companies which in recent years have become so financially strong and self sustaining as governments across the globe have plunged into heavy indebtedness that the Golub Group considers them as the “new sovereigns”.

“The panelists will enable our students to get a better understanding of market trends,” said Dr. Soumendra De, Professor of Finance and advisor to the Finance and Investment clubs. “We are trying to build for our students bridges to the financial community at large so that Menlo students know what to expect when they go out into the real world as interns and new recruits in the near future.”

The Golub Group, located in San Mateo, is one of the largest investment advisory groups on the Peninsula and offers its institutional grade investment management to high net worth individuals, investment advisors, foundations and select institutional investors. Golub Group’s speakers will include John Dowling, Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst; Colin Higgins, President, Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst; Kurt Hoefer, Principal, Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst and Director, Business Development; Dave Ogburn, Principal, Investment Committee Member.

The discussion is open to the Menlo students, faculty, and staff, as well as interested public. The event will take place in the Brawner Hall 407 (The Pit) at 6 p.m. on April 4, 2012.