Date: September 29th, 2018

Location: Questrom School of Business, Boston

YFIF is our organization’s premier event in which alumni from across the country convene at the Questrom School of Business for a day of speaker panels, networking, and career development events with Boston University’s most accomplished and ambitious students. At the conclusion of the day, we offer our alumni a cocktail reception so they may also catch up with one another. Each year that we have hosted this event, it has seen a marked increase in alumni participation.

Conference Agenda: Agenda – YFIF 2018

If you are a student interested in attending the event, please click here to RSVP and complete a brief registration form.

If you have any questions about the conference, please send us an email at buinvest@bu.edu.

Morning Panel:

Our morning Panel will be moderated by Mark Williams, Executive-in-Residence and Master Lecturer in Finance, Boston University Questrom School of Business and Urja Lakhani, President, Finance & Investment Club, 2018-2019. 

John Murphy (LinkedIn)


John is the director of Business Analytics at Wellington Management. He also has a leadership role representing the department on various cross-functional initiatives at the firm. Additionally, John is the business lead for the firm’s Business Associate (BA) Program. As a leader for this program — both internally and externally on university campuses — he works with various teams to recruit, hire, and develop our BA classes.

John also is a co-chair for the firm’s Disabilities Awareness Network (disAbilities). The network tries to represent the firm’s culture and strengthen its competitive advantage by providing awareness and support for those impacted by a disability, either disabled themselves or as a caregiver of a disabled person.

Previously, John worked in Wellington Management’s Operations, Performance, and Equity Product Management groups. Prior to joining the firm in 1994, he worked at State Street Bank & Trust (1991 – 1994) and Bank of New England (1989 – 1990).

John received his MBA from Bentley University (1997) and his BS in finance and investments from Babson College (1989). He graduated from The Roxbury Latin School in 1985.

Jay K. Sinha (LinkedIn)

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Jay is a Managing Director and the Head of Liability Management at Ducera Partners.  In addition to Liability Management transactions, Jay advises corporate and creditor clients on complex corporate finance transactions, including Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Capital Financing, and Restructuring.  Prior to joining Ducera in 2016, Jay worked at Citigroup. Jay received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from the Boston University Questrom School of Business in 2008.

Jeffrey Given (LinkedIn)

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Jeffrey N. Given, CFA, is a senior managing director and senior portfolio manager on the core, core plus, and securitized asset teams at Manulife Asset Management. He is responsible for securitized, core and core plus fixed income and government bond strategies. Prior to joining the portfolio management team, Jeff was focused on research and trading in mortgage-backed securities within the Manulife fixed income teams. He was previously an investment compliance analyst at the company. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.

Jeffrey earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University in Business Administration and an MS in Finance at Boston College. He joined Manulife in 1993.

John Grady (LinkedIn)

John Grady is a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company, where specializes in asset management and real estate transactions. Mr. Grady has over 25 years of financial services experience in senior positions across asset management, private wealth management and banking. Prior to joining Moelis & Company in 2010, Mr. Grady was a Partner and Managing Director at Athena Capital Advisors in Boston. Previously, he was at Lehman Brothers where he was the Managing Director responsible for the Investment Management Division in New England. Mr. Grady also spent 14 years at State Street Corporation where he was a member of the Executive Operating Group and a Managing Director responsible for sales, client services, consultant relations and charitable asset management for State Street Global Advisors.

Mr. Grady holds a B.A. from Boston University. He serves on the Board of Directors of South Shore Hospital Foundation; Boston Children’s Hospital Foundation and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Coastal Studies. He is also a member of the Boston University Athletic Director’s Council, a board member of the New England Chapter of Autism Speaks, and a Trustee of the Belmont Hill School.


Keynote Speaker: 

Eric Muller (LinkedIn


Eric Muller is an investment professional with extensive experience in the private equity and credit markets.  Mr. Muller is a Portfolio Manager & Partner at Oak Hill Advisors, a leading alternative investment firm with approximately $34 billion under management across performing and distressed credit related investments.  Among his responsibilities, Mr. Muller helps lead Oak Hill’s private investments efforts. Prior to joining Oak Hill, Mr. Muller worked in Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division, where he was a Partner in the Private Credit Group, responsible for leading its private senior lending business in North America and managing vehicles that invested across the spectrum of the credit markets.  While at Goldman, Mr. Muller served on various divisional and firmwide investment and risk committees. He previously worked as a private equity investor for the Cypress Group.

Mr. Muller earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude, salutatorian, from the Questrom School of Business.  Mr. Muller is Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees for StreetSquash, an after-school youth enrichment program and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Boston University Questrom School of Business.  Mr. Muller was a long-time member of the U.S. National Racquetball Team. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Lydia (BU School of Education, ’94) and their two children.