Bucknell alumnus David Granson addressed the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) on Tuesday, October 1 as the first guest speaker of the 2018-19 year. Granson, who graduated Bucknell in 1993 with a B.A. in political science and history, is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and a professor of fixed income at Georgetown University. Mr. Granson joined Goldman Sachs in 1997 and was named a Managing Director in 2012; as part of the firm’s Investment Management division, he advises endowments, pension plan sponsors, and other tax exempt entities, as well as high-net-worth families and private companies.
Mr. Granson shared his perspective of current economic conditions and offered predictions for the coming year, as well as the reasoning underlying his forecasts. He also discussed his path to Bucknell and from Bucknell to Wall Street, advising students to work to develop their careers on a daily basis.
Mr. Granson joined SMIF students for lunch, where he shared stories of his time at Bucknell and advised students on planning for their futures in the workforce.