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Jaky Joseph '06 Speaks at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference

Jaky Joseph '06 Speaks at Congressional
Black Caucus Foundation Conference

by Alisa Giardinelli

Jaky Joseph '06
Jaky Joseph '06

Investment banker Jaky Joseph '06 recently moderated a panel at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's (CBCF) 41st Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. During the session "The Matthew Effect: Closing the Economic Gap," he discussed the divide between the rich and the poor that continues to widen in the United States and encouraged the panelists - educators, entrepreneurs, and activists - to offer real-life examples of pathways to success across economic lines. 

Joseph is a quantitative investment banker and a member of the quant group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the public finance division. After pursuing a double major in economics and mathematics at Swarthmore, he worked at Public Financial Management, Inc., a public finance advisory firm, in the Quantitative Strategies Group, where he advised on complex bond transactions and built proprietary financial models.

Last year, Joseph received an M.S. in Quantitative Finance from Rutgers University. He serves on the Alumni Council and on the board and steering committee for the Richard Rubin Scholars Program.

Joseph spoke as part of the CBCF's Emerging Leaders Series, organized by program coordinator and CBCF research associate Marissa Davis '08. At the CBCF, Davis works with senior research staff to research, collect, and compile a variety of information relevant to the Center for Policy Analysis and Research and the Avoice Virtual Library Project.