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December 12, 2012

Share the UCLA Anderson Pride 

Joel FriedYour fellow alumnus, Joel Fried (’86), and his wife, Deanne Fried, have generously pledged up to $1 million to be used as a matching challenge to encourage alumni and friends to support UCLA Anderson. The Deanne and Joel Fried Anderson Fund Challenge will match all new and upgraded Dean’s Society donations. The Dean’s Society is UCLA Anderson’s annual fund giving society that recognizes donors who make annual contributions to the Anderson Fund of $2,500 or more as well as students and recent alumni who donate at least $1,000. Read more...

Assets Reinvented

 

Your alumni magazine, Assets, is now a fully interactive digital publication, featuring in-depth profiles, video interviews, animation, live event and Twitter feeds, links to Class Notes, and more. Assets is available for the iPad, and is also accessible on a mobile-friendly site at: anderson.ucla.edu/assets. Click here to download Assets for the iPad.

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New Mattel CEO in conversation with Dean Olian 

January 23, 2013:
11:30-12:30pm, Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson.

Bryan Stockton, Chief Executive Officer, Mattel Inc., will be in conversation with Dean Judy Olian as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

 

John Ferrara ('94) and Capstone Partners Win Firm of the Year Award

 

Capstone Partners LLC, President, and Managing Partner, John M. Ferrara recently accepted an award on behalf of Capstone for “Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year” at the M&A Advisor's International Awards Gala, an event recognizing the achievement of top performers in mergers and acquisitions. “I chose Anderson specifically for the entrepreneurial program. The two years I spent immersed with my peers, the faculty and new ventures provided the ideal batting practice for the future. As it turns out, one of the best things about Capstone is that it brought me full circle back to UCLA as my classmate, David Michaels, merged his firm and became a partner in 2012. I guess the apple never falls far from the beer busts.” Read more...

Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Team Wins National Trading Competition


Bo Wang ’13, Yun Lei ’13, Can Zhao ’12, and Hue Chen ’12 were among 80 students, representing 14 universities that participated in the University Trading Challenge in October and November.  Student teams were required to tackle three distinct challenges and demonstrate their aptitude for consistently selecting and executing trading strategies. “It was very challenging: I gained additional insight into fixed income and commodity trading and I was exposed to new derivative products when preparing for the risk analysis case presentations,” said Bo Wang.  Can Zhao also found the competition rewarding, “We were able to use our finance and quantitative skills in a real world scenario.” Read more...

Indra Nooyi and Principled Leadership 

 

On November 5 in front of a packed audience in Korn Hall, Dean Olian spoke with Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, and the 2012 recipient of the John Wooden Global Leadership Award. As one of the one of the world's most innovative leaders, Nooyi is known globally for PepsiCo's commitment to sustainable growth, "Performance with Purpose." Read more...

Class Notes Goes Digital 

 

The Winter issue of Class Notes is now available online. Class Notes will be published three times per year: Winter, Spring, and Fall. Class Notes are password protected and alumni will need their login credentials. Read Class Notes here. Still need help? See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). We welcome your feedback, please contact: classnotes@anderson.ucla.edu

UCLA Anderson receives $2 million gift from James Easton

James Easton, who heads sports equipment company Jas. D. Easton Inc., has given $2 million to the UCLA Anderson School of Management, following his gifts in 2008 and 2009 that established the Easton Technology Leadership Program at the school, UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian announced.

 

"UCLA has been a big part of my life since my time as an undergraduate, and John Anderson was a personal mentor of mine, so I saw UCLA Anderson as the perfect place to help tackle the problem of raising leaders who are as savvy about science and technology as they are about business and management," Easton said. Read more...


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12/12 Encino, CA
SFV Holiday Party with Bruin Professionals

12/13 San Mateo, CA
UCLA Anderson Bay Area 2nd Annual Holiday Bash

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L.A. South Bay Happy Hour!

12/14 Ventura, CA
Ventura MBA Holiday Lunch Club!

12/15 San Francisco, CA
Anderson Alums Serve Lunch at GLIDE

12/17 Los Angeles, CA
Holiday Party with Bruin Professionals

12/21 Torrance, CA
Los Angeles South Bay Networking Lunch

12/27 San Diego, CA
Holiday Bowl Bruin Bash


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