Guest Speaker 12/02/08
Kirsten Kemp came to talk to us about her job at Chatham Financial Group.
She graduated in '06 with a B.A./M.A. in Math and has been working for Chatham ever since. She described her work environment very similar to Bryn Mawr...full of intelligent people with a warm, family-like atmosphere. Chatham focuses a lot on hedging. She helps clients move away from rising interest rates.
She is on the advisory team, so she helps people (usually businesses) find lenders. Her main role is comparing all the term sheets; some being more quantitative versus qualitative. She comes up with a lot of the models which requires a lot of math, she said. The other parts of the company work with getting out of loans; some people want to get out of them so they help to figure out what you could do in that situation. She then spoke about the economy's current state and its influence on Chatham and her job specifically.
She was very happy to be here and we thank her for her time!
Lastly, please join us next week at our end of semester party!