NEWS RELEASE: Robert J. Chersi, former CFO and Member of the Executive Committee of Fidelity Investments, to join the Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace University as Advisor to the Executive Director

Chersi will play a major role in expanding the activities of the Center, including Pace’s Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (CCRP®) certificate program, boot camps, and sponsored conferences on key regulatory issues facing both industry and government. He will also serve as a faculty member for the certificate program and other new programs to be offered by the Center.

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Robert J. Chersi, former CFO and Member of the Executive Committee of Fidelity Investments, to join the Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace University as Advisor to the Executive Director

New York, NY – July 30, 2013 — The Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace University has named Robert J. Chersi as Advisor to the Executive Director.

Chersi will play a major role in expanding the activities of the Center, including Pace’s Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (CCRP®) certificate program, boot camps, and sponsored conferences on key regulatory issues facing both industry and government. He will also serve as a faculty member for the certificate program and other new programs to be offered by the Center.

”Bob Chersi brings to our faculty team the assets we require to expand our course coverage to the non-banking financial institutions,” says John Alan James, executive director of the Pace Center. “He is already playing a key role in our training and development programs for individual banks and our planned ‘boot camps’ offering one and two-day training courses on all the key regulatory issues facing the financial institution sector.”

Chersi retired in 2012 as CFO and Member of the Executive Committee of Fidelity Investments, where he functionally led the finance, risk, compliance, business consulting and strategic new business development organizations. Prior to joining Fidelity, Chersi was a Member of the Group Managing Board of UBS AG, where he held progressive functional roles including CFO for U.S. Wealth Management, Deputy CFO for Global Wealth Management, and Controller for Paine Webber Group Inc. He started his career as a CPA with KPMG, after graduating from Pace University.

Chersi is an accomplished corporate financial and risk executive, whose thirty year career encompassed organizations that were publicly and privately held, diversified as to business lines, and U.S. domestic and global in focus. His financial and strategic leadership drove significant growth (both organic and M&A) and transformational change, and resulting profit and reputation enhancements.

Chersi is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. His prior board mandates include Member of the Audit and Risk Committees of UBS Bank USA (a $20 billion FDIC regulated bank), Board Member of PW R&D Partners Inc. (a SEC registrant investing in technology and biotechnology companies), and several civic board roles including Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the UBS USA Foundation, Board Member for the Bon Secours NJ / St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, and Trustee for the Fidelity Investments Political Action Committee.

BACKGROUND: The Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace University and the Association of International Bank Auditors will offer a new fourth cycle of the Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (CCRP®) certificate program. The new session begins September 5, 2013, and continues to March 6, 2014. Classes will be held at Pace University’s Midtown Center in the historic Fred French Building.

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University: Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region’s largest co-op program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.  www.pace.edu/lubin

About the Association of International Bank Auditors: The AIBA membership consists of internal audit, compliance and internal control professionals of nearly 100 U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks.  The mission of the AIBA is to foster the professional standing of its members by increasing their knowledge and capacities to carry out their responsibilities with respect to international banking.

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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NEWS RELEASE: Pace University and the Association of International Bank Auditors announce new cycle of Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional program

”Our program participation has grown from the first cycle focusing primarily on regulation and compliance impacting global banks to include major U.S. banks, asset managers, hedge funds, lawyers and other professionals seeking an in-depth program on U.S. and global compliance issues,” says John Alan James of the Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace.

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Pace University and the Association of International Bank Auditors announce new cycle of Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional program

New “Boot Camp” programs to offer short courses in Manhattan on key current regulatory issues

New York, July 1, 2013 — The Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace University and the Association of International Bank Auditors announce a new fourth cycle of the Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (CCRP®) certificate program.

The new session begins September 5, 2013, and continues to March 6, 2014. Classes will be held at Pace University’s Midtown Center in the historic Fred French Building.

Recognized as the ‘standard’ for training and development courses by bank executives and regulators, the CCRP® program offers a 26-week session with intense and in-depth exposure to all aspects of governance, risk management, regulatory strategy, and relevant regulations taught by industry professionals.

Sessions include detailed discussions of current compliance and regulatory issues, and examinations of real life case studies. Team presentations provide experience in applying coursework to actual business problems.

In addition, new “Boot Camp” programs will be offered by AIBA and Pace, with short (one or two-day) courses covering key current regulatory issues like Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the new Dodd-Frank regulations impacting trading and non-bank operations.

The CCRP® certification is designed for regulatory compliance professionals, auditors, attorneys, consultants, regulators, risk managers, hedge fund managers, and broker-dealers.

”Our program participation has grown from the first cycle focusing primarily on regulation and compliance impacting global banks to include major U.S. banks, asset managers, hedge funds, lawyers and other professionals seeking an in-depth program on U.S. and global compliance issues,” says John Alan James, executive director of the Pace Center.

The CCRP® at Pace provides growth opportunities and positions global financial services professionals as leaders in the compliance community, giving them an edge in a very competitive job market. The program has been designed with the rigorous content demanded by an academic agenda while stressing the important practical dimensions of real-world experience in the compliance field. Professors from Pace University, all with distinguished prior careers in the private sector, created the syllabus alongside veteran compliance professionals from some of the world’s leading international banks.

Guest speakers drawn from prestigious New York law firms, Big Four Accounting firms, and the bank regulatory community will complement the joint Pace-AIBA team.

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University: Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region’s largest co-op program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.  www.pace.edu/lubin

About the Association of International Bank Auditors: The AIBA membership consists of internal audit, compliance and internal control professionals of nearly 100 U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks.  The mission of the AIBA is to foster the professional standing of its members by increasing their knowledge and capacities to carry out their responsibilities with respect to international banking.

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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NEWS ADVISORY: Pace University to hold ninth annual Pace Pitch Contest, Thursday, April 18

Pace University’s Lubin School of Business will hold its ninth annual Pitch Contest on Thursday, April 18 at the University’s lower Manhattan campus. The event is presented by Lubin’s state of the art Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab), which opened in February 2012.

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Pace University to hold ninth annual Pace Pitch Contest, Thursday, April 18

Student entrepreneurs to deliver new business concept presentations to a distinguished panel of judges

New York, April 9 – Pace University’s Lubin School of Business will hold its ninth annual Pitch Contest on Thursday, April 18 at the University’s lower Manhattan campus, east of City Hall and six blocks from Wall Street. The event is presented by Lubin’s state of the art Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab), which opened in February 2012.

The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the ‘elevator pitch’ concept, popular in the venture capital community. It is an extremely concise presentation of an entrepreneur’s idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, and financial plan, which is delivered to potential investors. The premise is that it could be made in a few minutes, should the entrepreneur spot a potential investor on an elevator and have the opportunity to pitch their idea during the brief ride.

Six finalists have been selected to compete:

B100 Production Facility will provide Jamaican businesses and citizens with a cheaper alternative to high-priced petroleum diesel by producing B100 (100% biodiesel) and reduce their carbon footprint.

Nova Software will provide point of sale systems and software to small and medium sized businesses in the food and beverage industry.

Nuque Tie New York makes reversible ties — one side for the boardroom, the reverse for a night on the town. Nuque Ties come in three variations: the Wall Street, the Park Avenue, and the Broadway.

SAI is developing software to analyze every type of information online relating to a specific publicly owned company and offer tools to help analyze the information.

Trendytres is a fashion discovery online platform that recommends matching clothing items, accessories, makeup combinations and hairstyles based on user’s interests and personal selections.

Wrangle Sports is a mobile phone and tablet application targeting sports fanatics of all major league sports, allowing them to debate about their favorite teams using statics with a community of sports fans. Do you play poker online? Have a look at NJ Poker to view list of legal online poker sites.

Each finalist will have exactly three minutes to pitch their new venture idea to a distinguished panel of judges. Panelists include Mark A. Herschberg, CTO, MadisonLogic; Charlie O’Donnell, Partner, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures; Stephen Sokoler, President & CEO, Altrum Honors; and Michael Vesey, CFO, Majesco.

“The Pace Pitch Contest is an exciting opportunity for students to demonstrate their creativity, business acumen and presentation skills,” said Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, organizer of the event. “It’s also a fun and fast-paced experience for the audience. Watching the finalists pitch and listening to the judges’ questions and feedback provides unique and valuable insights.”

The event will be held on Thursday, April 18 at One Pace Plaza, Multipurpose Room, New York City campus, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Agenda:

5:00 – 6:00 – Registration and Networking

6:00 – 7:15 – Finalists make their Pitch

7:15 – 7:30 – Break (Judging Panel selects the winning pitches in private)

7:30 – 8:00 – Awards Ceremony and Networking

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University: Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region’s largest co-op program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.  www.pace.edu/lubin

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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TechNewsWorld: “Likes Can Tell the Story of Your Life”

. . . Marketers have a responsibility to reveal what data they are collecting and how they intend to use it, said Paul Kurnit, clinical professor of marketing at Pace University. At the same time, users have to be circumspect about what they reveal about themselves, as well as the media and mechanisms they use.

. . . Marketers have a responsibility to reveal what data they are collecting and how they intend to use it, said Paul Kurnit, clinical professor of marketing at Pace University.  At the same time, users have to be circumspect about what they reveal about themselves, as well as the media and mechanisms they use.

Read the article by TechNewsWorld.