GSM Finance Association

Enhancing the value of the GSM student experience by enriching student’s financial education.

The Finance Association provides a framework for incorporating finance topics into the GSM, networking with alumni and coordinating extracurricular events.

About Our Club

Our Mission

The Finance Association is dedicated to extending the GSM finance curriculum beyond the classroom. By partnering with faculty, student organizations, outside experts and institutions, we are fortunate to have regular events on current finance topics. We also provide networking opportunities with current students and graduates by holding student trainings and a Venture Capital Investment Competition.

Meet Our Board

Portrait of Ken Kobayashi
Ken Kobayashi
President

Ken Kobayashi is currently a dual degree candidate, receiving his MBA from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and UC Hastings College of the Law. Ken also received a degree in Global Finance and Computer Science from the University of Portland.

Ken worked in Wealth Management at Fisher Investments for two years in Investment Operations and has worked several finance and legal positions through graduate school. This summer, he will work with Dimensional Fund Advisors as an investment associate specializing in stewardship and ESG investing.

Focusing on Corporate Governance, Ken has been published several times through his graduate studies. Twice, co-writing the annual White Paper Report for the American Chamber of Commerce in China, and most recently published by the Hastings International Comparative Law Review on Japanese Corporate Governance.