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IMA Industrial Problems Seminar - Margaret Holen
Speaker: Margaret Holen
Title: Math & Money: Career Paths in Financial Services
Abstract: We face financial choices every day. From buying a morning coffee, to an online shopping errand in the afternoon, we are asked “Cash, Credit or Debit?” and “Pay Now or Later?” We occasionally face bigger decisions, like whether to take out a car loan, or to open a retirement account, or to take out a life insurance policy.

The finance industry offers mathematicians a rich array of career opportunities. Many of those include working with new technologies, complex data sets, and novel algorithms. Whether or not you enter the industry, we all play roles as consumers and as citizens influencing regulations.

This talk will share an overview of the finance sector, core mathematical ideas important in it, and my career path through it. My goal is to inspire you make the most of your backgrounds to shape your financial futures and the future of this industry.

Feb 10, 2023 01:25 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Margaret Holen
Lecturer @Princeton University
Margaret is a lecturer at Princeton University, a board member of RelationalAI and Square Financial Services, an advisor to Stratyfy, and an active investor in inclusive lender FundingU. Previously, as a partner at Goldman Sachs, she led data and modeling efforts embedded in global markets and investment banking businesses. Recently, at Princeton and Columbia Universities, Margaret launched a course on data and machine learning in FinTech. She supports math research and education as a trustee of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), her local New York City park as a vice chair of the Riverside Park Conservancy, and small businesses and diverse entrepreneurs as a member of the Goldman Sachs Foundation Investment Committee.