BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - Some Bronxville High School seniors may have gotten a taste of their future recently, during an economic discussion with local finance experts.
This week, Bronxville seniors enrolled in an economics class at the high school spoke with a trio of financial experts during a panel discussion on finance, equity and bond markets.
The panel - which was organized by high school teachers Chris Doyle and Steve Klurfeld - featured 2010 Bronxville High School graduate Anthony DiMinno, who serves as vice president of Investments Aegis Capital Corp., Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Managing Director Joanne Jensen and Thomas Schnepp, a managing member of Cura Capital Management LLC.
During the collaborative discussion, the students got an inside look into the world of finance, to get a better feel for whether they hope to continue in that line of study as they get ready to graduate and head to college in the fall.
The panel discussion is the latest initiative launched for economics students in Bronxville. In the past, they’ve taken tours of banks and hedge funds associated with Wall Street. They’ve also visited the New York Stock Exchange, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. During class, they’ve participated in stock market simulation challenges, studied and analyzed multiple Fortune 500 companies.
“The purpose of the panel was to expose the students to the world of finance, specifically the equity and bond markets, and the type of work that is required of them to enter this field as they move into college,” Doyle said.
“The experts - DiMinno, a 2010 Bronxville High School graduate, and Jensen and Schnepp, who have children in the senior class - were very generous to share their knowledge with the students. They let the students know that the field is open to both men and women, and that a well-rounded education is important to analyze the markets.”