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A Day in the Life - Finance Professor

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The "Day in the Life" Series Presents...
Finance Professor

December 14 | 7:30 am | Minneapolis


Colin Ward, CFA
University of Minnesota

Amanda Carter, CFA
Bethel University

Hear about this area of the investment industry first-hand from local charterholders! Light breakfast is included with registration.

  • ​Learn 
    • What it takes to become adjunct or permanent faculty 
    • How to transition from the industry to academia 
    • What finance/investment students are talking about
    • How to get involved at the university level ​

7:30 am Breakfast and Networking
8 am Speaker Presentation/Q & A
9 am Event Concludes​

​Speaker Biographies:

Amanda Barhite Carter has been working as an Associate Professor at Bethel University since February 2016 and has been a CFA Charterholder since 1998.  She has a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Ms. Carter teaches finance in the Business and Economics Department at Bethel.  Her courses include: Capital Markets, Investments, Managerial Finance, and Introduction to International Business.  Her area of research is Impact Investing for Faith Based investors. Ms. Carter is the Faculty Advisor on the recently launched Royals Investment Fund, LLC, an undergraduate led all-cap equity fund.  

Prior to making the transition to full time teaching, Ms. Carter was a Portfolio Manager at The Parametric Group where she executed derivatives transactions and implemented client solutions for institutional investors. She has also held positions as a Senior Consultant at Global Markets Consultants, a Vice President in Derivatives Sales and Trading at JP Morgan, and a Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch. 

In her free time, Ms. Carter enjoys traveling, theater, reading, and spending time with her husband and two adult children.  ​

Colin Ward has been working as an assistant professor of finance in the Carlson School of Management since 2014 and has been a CFA charterholder since 2016.  Before this, he did his undergraduate studies at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Canada, his masters in financial economics at the University of Toronto, and earned his PhD in finance from the Wharton School.  

At Carlson, he teaches fixed-income securities and financial markets at the undergraduate-level and a technical programming course covering financial econometrics and computational methods at the masters-level.  

His research interests lie in the areas of international finance, intangible capital, and macrofinance.  His latest research argues that the rise of intangible capital is concomitant with a growing agency friction whereby the interests of outside investors and inside specialists increasingly diverge, providing insight onto their market valuations and patterns of investment. 

Outside of work, Colin enjoys reading, playing hockey and music, and time with his family.

Event Type

Career; Educational

Education Topic

Behavioral Finance; Corporate Finance

Start Time

12/14/2018 7:30 AM

End Time

12/14/2018 9:00 AM





Event Country

United States

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​121 S. 8th Street, Suite 200
2nd Floor, Marquette Room
Minneapolis, MN


Colin Ward & Amanda Carter

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