The Thunderbird Financial Services Office develops, analyzes and disseminates strategic intelligence for financial services leaders and for corporation managers who use these services.
Under the leadership of Director John Mathis, Ph.D., the Thunderbird Global Financial Services Office concentrates on developing, analyzing and disseminating strategic intelligence related to the global finance industry. Currently, the Office offers programs in
The Thunderbird Global Financial Services Office is regularly and actively developing new programs for business professionals with a concentration on leadership and strategy in the globalization of financial services; identification and management of foreign exchange exposure and risks; global wealth management; global fixed income management; and private equity and alternative assets.
- Grameen Trust Internship – Please submit completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of May (for summer program) or end of December (for January program). Download 2012-2013 application.
- Microfinance Internship - Grameen Trust in Bangladesh (May-July annually) – Discover opportunities and learn how to apply.
- Global Microfinance Development & Leadership Program (June annually) – Program details and application.
- Microfinance Development Organizations and Global Business: Best Practices and Cutting-Edge Initiatives (June annually) – Washington, D.C. – Learn about the myriad of contemporary issues and practices facing developmental organizations today.
- Microfinance Development Program (June annually) - SCHEDULE – Washington, D.C. - Program details.
- Bank Management Workshop – Managers from small and medium-sized banks are invited to participate in this two-day workshop on credit analysis and loan portfolio management, funding and asset liability management, and regulatory changes and risk management.
- Inside Trade Finance – This management seminar addresses all aspects of financing exports and imports, including integrating associated risks.
- Foreign Exchange Exposure and Risk Management – Senior managers at corporations create foreign exchange exposure, simply as a cost of doing international business. However, these same managers must be able to identify and manage the potential risk of that exposure. This executive seminar course offers insight into strategies for mitigating such risk.
- Bank Directors' Institute – November, 2012 – New Banking Regulations Conference. Venue details are coming soon.
For more information about these upcoming programs, contact Dr. Mathis directly at email@example.com or 602 978-7168.
Direct investment, personal income and tax revenue are rising in the United States — staving off a double-dip recession — but don’t make plans to retire just yet. Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D., says economic growth of 1.5 percent to 2.5 percent will fall “way below the rate we need to grow to absorb the unemployed in any significant way.”
News Stories & Publications
- Advice for Rebels from ING Direct
According to ING Direct Chairman and President Arkadi Kuhlmann, corporate rebels who want to make a difference in society with game-changing enterprises need to focus on creating sustainable value for their customers. Kuhlmann spoke to 100 Thunderbird students, faculty and staff on Sept. 18 at the invitation of the Thunderbird Finance Association, led by Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D., and students in his investment banking class.
The Global Financial Services Center recently launched its Foreign Exchange Exposure identification and risk management workshop for senior managers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
"Maximize Your Multiple: 10 Essentials to Enhance Shareholder Value," by Garry Barnes, Executive in Residence, Thunderbird Global Financial Services Center.
- KJZZ Interview
The U.S. Census Bureau says the median household income nationwide dropped 1.3 percent between 2010 and 2011. In Arizona, the decline was 2.9 percent. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Professor John Mathis, Ph.D., about the numbers and what they mean for Arizona.
September 21, 2012
- State of the Economy and Innovations in Russia
Alexey Kornya, Chief Financial Officer at Mobile TeleSystems (the largest telecommunications firm in Russia) visits Thunderbird in April 2013 to speak on the "State of the Economy and Innovations in Russia." Here is the full video:
F. John Mathis, Ph.D.
Director, Thunderbird Global Financial Services Office
Tel: +1 602 978-7168
Fax: +1 602 978-7950
Thunderbird School of Global Management
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