News and Events

The Fink Center supports, sponsors and hosts numerous events each year that address the critical issues and emerging trends affecting financial markets and the industry. We invite our students, faculty and the practitioner community to attend, engage and learn from one another.


Events & Conferences

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Fink Investing Conference

Each Spring, the Fink Investing Conference hosts 300+ professionals, students, and faculty to discuss insights and emerging trends from top executives and researchers in investment management. It's a full day of networking, debate, and learning.

Fink Credit Pitch Competition

MBA teams from top business schools pitch their best credit investment idea, and defend their strategy, to a panel of expert judges. All teams walk away with valuable investing knowledge, but only one takes home the top prize.

Fink Private Equity Roundtable

The Fink Private Equity Roundtable brings together professionals from top private equity firms and MBA students for an evening of lively discussion and networking. Guests hear from a distinguished panel about the state of private equity today, including emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities.

Past Event Highlights


Howard Marks: Mastering the Market Cycle

Living investment legend Howard Marks discusses a keen observation of historic market patterns to manifest opportunities.

Fink & Ressler: A Candid Discussion

Larry Fink (BA '74, MBA '76) of BlackRock and Tony Ressler of Ares Management, moderated by Yahoo's Andy Serwer.
BlackRock’s charitable foundation pledges $100 million for clean energy

Larry Fink (B.A. ’74, ’76) Says Climate Risk Is Investment Risk

BlackRock’s charitable foundation pledges $100 million for clean energy

Faculty Research in UCLA Anderson Review

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When Younger Investors Overreact to News, Others Feel It

Inexperienced investors, lacking historical context, impact markets

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How an Excess of Stock Analyst Optimism Lands on Companies Least Deserving of It

Results of financially weak firms are difficult to forecast; in uncertainty, Mark Grinblatt finds, Wall Street’s views are overly generous

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How Tech's Disruption Alters Investors' Appetite for Risk

New technology’s upending of the old creates demand for alternative assets to offset risk

Contact Us

Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Entrepreneurs Hall, Suite C.424
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481

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Office: (310) 825-3867
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