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Anne Dias (F'92) discusses bridging the gap between finance theory and practice to help MBA students succed after graduation.   
On January 3, 2019, 28 Georgetown Alumni were sworn into the 116th Congress. Representing 21 states in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, our Alumni continue the University's long history of public service.
Save the date for our annual Financial Markets Quality event, November 1, 2018. More information to follow.


Reena Aggarwal

Reena Aggarwal is the McDonough Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. She also serves as the director of the university's Center for Financial Markets & Policy. Aggarwal specializes in international stock markets, initial public offerings, and corporate governance. She has worked on major consulting projects sponsored by Credit Suisse, Wachovia, the World Bank, IMF, NASDAQ OMX Group, United Nations, and USAID. Aggarwal obtained her MMS from BITS, India, and her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Maryland.

John Jacobs
Executive Director

John Jacobs is the executive director and distinguished fellow of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy. Prior to this role, he served more than 30 years at Nasdaq where he worked with institutional investors, IPOs, and top global public companies, including most recently in his roles as executive vice president of global information services and chief marketing officer. Currently, he serves as an executive advisor and principal consultant to Nasdaq’s CEO, president, and the executive vice president of global information services. Jacobs earned an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland.  

Sandeep Dahiya
Associate Director

Sandeep Dahiya is an associate director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy and associate professor of finance at the McDonough School of Business. Dahiya has been on the faculty of the McDonough School of Business since 1999. He has published in Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Corporate Finance, and Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments. His work has been presented at a number professional meetings. Dahiya received his Ph.D. in finance from New York University.

Jessica Dybfest
Assistant Director

Jessica Dybfest is the assistant director for the Center for Financial Markets and Policy. Prior to this role she was a faculty assistant for the finance and accounting faculty at the McDonough School of Business. Dybfest received her B.A. from Dickinson College in international business and management with a minor in art history. 


Simon Persico
Graduate Assistant (MBA'19)
Benjamin Perry
Graduate Assistant (MBA'19)
Alessandra Romano
Undergraduate Research Assistant (B'20)