Walter Davis, C’87, to give “A perspective from Wall Street”

  • on 19 Feb 2013
  • Gailor Auditorium
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Walter Davis, C’87, will present “A perspective from Wall Street: The current economic, political and regulatory environment and the implications for the financial services industry, your investments, and your job opportunities” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Walter Davis is a managing director at Morgan Stanley and business head of Morgan Stanley’s Managed Futures Department. The Managed Futures Department manages more than $5 billion in client assets across 39 unique funds employing directional hedge fund strategies.

Before assuming this role, Davis oversaw the Managed Futures Department’s global marketing and sales effort to high net worth and institutional investors. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1999, he worked for Chase Manhattan Bank’s Alternative Investment Group, where he developed and sold managed futures investments to institutional and high net worth investors, primarily focusing on the Japanese market. 
 
Davis began his career at Third National Bank (now SunTrust) in Nashville. He was hired into the bank’s training program and served as a commercial loan officer. After graduating from Sewanee with a BA in Economics (with honors), Davis received an MBA in Finance and International Business from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

The Babson Center will bring Walter Davis to campus as the 2013 Graham Executive in Residence. The Graham Executive in Residence program was established by Diane and Henry H. Graham Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla., to give students direct personal contact with senior business executives who share their knowledge and experience.