September 2019 Newsletter

Please join us in welcoming our fourth class of Capital Market Scholars! This class includes 23 Scholars from 18 countries. 11 of the countries are new to the program, and half of this year’s Scholars are women. The Scholars are in their third week of classes at the George Washington University, and will have opportunities to network and learn from practitioners and policy experts throughout the fall semester.

First week in Washington, D.C. for our new class, August 2019

We are also thrilled to announce that our training program will be doubling next year, with an additional cohort arriving in January 2020. This expansion is a response to strong applicant demand, and aims to considerably boost the power of our alumni network. Moving to two cohorts per year will also create exciting opportunities for more countries, internship providers, and supporters to be involved.

Program Welcome Reception

On August 28, the class met with the COO of the IFC, the CEO of the Milken Institute, the Dean of the GW School of Business, and other key program partners at a lively welcome reception hosted by the IFC

Sitting in on the IFC-Milken Institute Speaker Series

Bloomberg hosted a technical training on Aug.15 during our math and finance bootcamp

John Gandolfo, IFC VP and Treasurer, introduced the class to IFC Treasury operations on Aug.26

David Bohigian, President and CEO of the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), kicked off our weekly Speaker Series on Aug.28.

The World Bank’s Margaret Miller, CFI’s Elisabeth Rhyne, and Harbor Bank’s John Lewis addressed the challenges of access to finance and financial literacy on Sept.5.

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