Diving into hedge funds with Alex Liberfield
published on 17.01.24
After a brief introduction by Sefkann Odic, a representative of the TBS Finance Club, Professor Joanna Pousset took the stage to lead the session. As mentor, advocate, and ambassador (mentoring them, advocating for their interests, promoting them in the financial ecosystem in Barcelona, guiding and supporting them in their academic and extracurricular pursuits), Professor Pousset led the event and introduced the topics, which revolved around hedge funds and start-ups:
- Learn how to create a Hedge Funds
- Discover what it’s like to be a Startup Founder
- Learn how to spot investment opportunities and nurture them to success
About Alex Liberfield session in TBS Education in Barcelona Campus
The session with Alex Liberfield brought valuable insights and opportunities to the students, encompassing various aspects related to entrepreneurship, finance, and professional development.
He shared firsthand experiences building startups and founding hedge funds, providing a real-world perspective on entrepreneurship and investment. He discussed personal experiences of retiring in his 20s, offering unconventional insights into financial planning and achieving financial independence. He also provided advice and strategies on identifying investment opportunities, imparting practical knowledge and skills crucial in the finance industry.
He also shared insights on becoming more “market smart,” giving students a deeper understanding of economic trends, market dynamics, and the ability to navigate the complexities of financial markets. Finally, he introduced a program for young finance students called Trend Up Now featuring practical hands-on exercises, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios and enhance their practical skills.
After the session, Professor Pousset highlighted that the key to this kind of event is “to bring in speakers who can not only share their success stories but also provide actionable advice and mentorship opportunities to help students apply these insights in their own journeys. And if possible, speakers who are great storytellers (who can share their knowledge and advice through anecdotes)”. She thinks successful entrepreneurs, impact entrepreneurs, investors and VC, finance industry leaders, fintech innovators, and industry consultants are great profiles as key event speakers.
It was, without a doubt, a unique opportunity to make connections, expand professional circles, and explore exciting opportunities with an exceptional guest. And as Alex Liberfield said: “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”
The MSc Sustainable Financial Management with Data Analytics offers a comprehensive program designed to prepare students for the evolving demands of the finance industry, particularly in sustainable finance and data analytics. Related to Alex Liberfield session this program also covers the foundational aspects of hedge funds, an area of growing interest in the financial world. The MSc program also provides valuable insights into the life of a startup founder.
A crucial skill in finance is the ability to identify and cultivate investment opportunities. This program equips students with analytical tools and frameworks to assess potential investments critically. It focuses on developing a keen understanding of market trends, financial forecasting, and due diligence processes.
The program’s comprehensive approach ensures that graduates are well-equipped to navigate the complex financial landscape, whether they aspire to manage large investment funds, launch their own startups, or drive the growth of existing businesses through savvy financial strategies.