GSAS Business Club: Jargon Jungle Workshop


Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


CGIS Knafel Building Room K050
Are you interested in pursuing a finance-related career and learning more about the common and esoteric vocabulary of options and risk management? The Harvard GSAS Business Club is offering a Jargon Jungle Workshop on March 26, 2019, from 6-7:30 pm in CGIS Knafel Building Rm K050. This interactive program, led by Karen Hladik (PhD '84) will help you better understand how to effectively use the terminology in the stock market and financial industry. To attend this event please RSVP HERE. Refreshments will be provided.

Jargon Jungle
Overview of Financial Asset Classes
 & An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Stock Market
6–7:30 pm, March 26, 2019, CGIS Knafel Building Rm K050
The financial industry is notorious for its own language, from commonplace stocks (“equities”) and bonds (“fixed income”) to the more esoteric vocabulary of options and risk management. This workshop will cover some of the basic terminology used in the stock market, including:
·     “Assets” and “asset classes”
·     Variations on “common stock”, including “options”, “futures”, and “shorting”
·     Portfolio “risk” and “return” measures
·     Trading terminology
  Included in this workshop is a glossary of financial terms.
Alumna Instructor: Karen Hladik, Ph.D. ’84, Business Economics
Karen Hladik has had a long and successful career in the financial industry, focusing on quantitative modeling and portfolio analytics in equity markets. She was the global head of the Risk and Quantitative Services Group in Global Securities Services at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York, working primarily with hedge fund clients in both the US and abroad. Prior to that, Karen also worked for many years as the senior manager in charge of McKinsey & Co.’s Microeconomics Practice and as an economic analyst in Exxon Corporation’s Corporate Planning Department. With this background, Karen has a unique perspective on how one can apply one’s Ph.D. in a variety of corporate, consulting, and financial positions. She is currently a member of the GSAS Alumni Association Council and a director of Harvard University’s Alumni Association.