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SiNY 128 - Finance in Practice

The practice of finance encompasses a myriad of professions spanning investment banking, sales & trading, research, and investing. At its core, however, finance revolves around three concepts: asset valuation, measurement of risk, and the movement of money. This course will teach students the fundamentals of each of these concepts - and how they relate to each other - as practiced by professionals across asset classes and industries. Students will come away with an expanded analytical toolkit as well as a basic understanding of the modern financial ecosystem.

Meet the Instructor(s)

Ardalan Tajalli

Ardalan Tajalli is a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Prior to joining Cantor, Mr. Tajalli spent 4 years at RBC Capital Markets and Lazard executing M&A and capital markets transactions across the energy and technology sectors, both in London and New York. Before that, Mr. Tajalli spent a number of years in derivative sales at CaixaBank in Barcelona, Spain and as a quantitative trader at Traditum Group, a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm, focusing on energy, sovereign debt, and FX markets.

Mr. Tajalli graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Economics and an MS in Statistics, and completed his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.