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Abby Joseph Cohen is Professor of Business in the Columbia University Graduate
School of Business in New York City. She was previously a longstanding partner and chief U.S. investment strategist at Goldman Sachs. She was also president of the Global Markets Institute at Goldman Sachs, which provides research on the intersection of economics, public policy, and financial markets. Abby served on the firm’s Partnership Committee, which oversees the development of future leaders. She was also a senior champion for the internal Disability Interest Forum and the firm’s liaison to the National Defense University of the U.S. Department of Defense. Abby joined Goldman Sachs in 1990, was named partner in 1998, and retired at yearend 2021. She began her career as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.
Abby is a presidential councillor at Cornell University, where she chairs the steering committee for the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute for Innovation at Cornell Tech and is a life overseer of Weill Cornell Medicine. Abby is a member of the board executive committees of the Brookings Institution and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she previously served as board chair. She is a former board chair of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, which awarded her the Distinguished Service Award. Abby has been an advisor to the endowment investment committees of several not-for-profit institutions, including Cornell University, the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Opera. She previously served as vice chair of the board of the New York Economic Club, and on the national board of the Smithsonian Institution. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was a member of the Obama White House-appointed Innovation Advisory Board for Economic Competitiveness.
Abby earned degrees in economics from Cornell University and the George Washington University. She has received three honorary doctorates, including one in engineering related to her background in computer science. Abby is recognized as a thought leader in U.S. portfolio strategy and was previously ranked No. 1 by Institutional Investor and
Greenwich Associates. Her name has appeared on lists of the most influential
individuals in financial services compiled by Barron’s, Fortune and other publications. Her career is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study, a Bloomberg BusinessWeek cover story, a New York Times feature article, and a profile in The New Yorker, including original cartoon.
Mila Getmansky Sherman is a Professor of Finance and Judith Wilkinson O’Connell Faculty Fellow at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. Professor Mila Getmansky Sherman's research specializes in empirical asset pricing, hedge funds, performance of investment trading strategies, financial institutions, systemic risk, ecological finance, ESG, gender in finance, and system dynamics. She received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and Minor in Economics from MIT and a Ph.D. degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the MIT Lab for Financial Engineering before joining UMass Amherst. Professor Getmansky Sherman is an associate director of the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) at UMass Amherst whose goal is to facilitate research in international investment and derivative markets, and promote interactions between the academic and business communities. Her work has been published in several journals including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Financial Analysts Journal, Environmental Research Communications, and the Journal of Investment Management. Professor Getmansky Sherman has participated in numerous conference organizing committees including the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, Financial Management Association, SFS Cavalcade, and the European Financial Association. Professor Getmansky Sherman is the editor of the Journal of Alternative Investments and Associate Editor of Data Science in Science and Quarterly Journal of Finance. She is a recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Q-Group, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inquire-Europe, and National Science Foundation, and a recipient of the College Outstanding Research Award. Before joining UMass Amherst, Professor Getmansky Sherman worked in the quantitative research group at the Deutsche Asset Management in New York. Professor Getmansky Sherman teaches courses in corporate finance, financial modeling, and alternative investments in MBA, Masters of Finance and undergraduate programs. She has had numerous government appointments and affiliations being a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She was a contractor at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and an Expert Financial Economist with the SEC. She is currently on the Managed Funds Association (MFA) academic advisory council and is on the AIF Global Academic board.
Savita Subramanian is a managing director, head of US Equity Strategy and Head of US Quantitative Strategy BofA Global Research, based in New York and Charlotte.She is responsible for determining forecasts for the S&P 500, recommending US sector allocations for equities, and developing the firm’s quantitative equity strategy. She markets these materials to institutional, corporate and individual clients on a regular basis. She also spearheaded and continues to play an active role in Global Research’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts. Subramanian joined Merrill Lynch in 2001 as an associate on the Research team. She has been ranked in the Institutional Investor survey for the last 11 years, and ranked in the top 3 in Portfolio Strategy, Quantitative Research and ESG Strategy. Subramanian is a frequent commentator and guest host on media outlets, and has been named by Barron’s in the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance since 2021. Subramanian started her career as an analyst at Scudder Kemper Investments in New York and San Francisco. Subramanian received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics and Philosophy from University of California at Berkeley. She received an MBA from Columbia University. Subramanian sits on the board of U.C.L.A., MFE and is on the Membership Committee of the Quantitative Group. For more information about any awards cited, visit https//rsch.baml.com/awards
Anchor, Executive Producer and Managing Editor
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack on Public Television
Consuelo Mack has a long and distinguished career in business journalism. In 2005 she struck out on her own to launch her dream program, a weekly half-hour program on public television devoted to helping Americans build and protect their wealth over the long-term. Now in its nineteenth season, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack is the only program on television devoted to long-term diversified investing. It has been dubbed the “Cramer Antidote” by the press and Money Magazine named Mack “The Best Money TV Host.”
Before developing WealthTrack, Mack spent over a decade at The Wall Street Journal as the Anchor and Managing Editor of its weekly, syndicated business program, “The Wall Street Journal Report.” During her tenure it won the Overseas Press Club award, the Gracie award and was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy award for excellence in background and analysis. Mack’s international experience includes being the Anchor and Editor of “The Asian Wall Street Journal Report,” a weekly business program syndicated throughout Asia.
Mack also played a critical role in CNBC’s strategic alliance with Dow Jones, the parent company of The Wall Street Journal. Anchor of a morning show, reporter for a daily “Strategy Session”, she also anchored “Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street” in its final months on both CNBC and PBS.
She has received several honors including the first Lifetime Achievement Award for Women in Print and Electronic Financial Journalism from the Women’s Economic Roundtable and the Malcolm S. Forbes Public Awareness Award. In 2014 she was given the YMCA of Greater New York’s Dodge Award, a recognition presented to outstanding individuals who epitomize their tradition of humanitarian service.
She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of the Museum of American Finance, the YMCA of Greater New York Board Emeritus, and a former member of the Economic Club of New York and The Women’s Forum.