Bruce S. Foerster
Mr. Bruce Foerster serves the MSF program, teaching a Capitalism course in the spring and by working with undergraduate students, tutoring them about sectors of the finance industry.
Mr. Foerster will hold the following discussion groups this academic year to give students a sense of Wall Street career tracks/paths. Registration for sessions will be available on this page in December, 2016. These sessions are designed for prospective students from UF's undergraduate programs and for students accepted to the 2019 MSF graduating class.
|Thursday||Time & Location||Topics|
|3/2/2017||4:15 - 5:45
|Organization, Structure and Evolution of the Global Investment Bank|
|3/16/2017||4:15 – 5:45
|Corporate Finance and Municipal Finance|
|3/23/2017||4:15 – 5:45
|Mergers & Acquisitions|
|3/30/2017||4:15 – 5:45
|Primary and Secondary Capital Markets – New Issue Underwriting and Sales & Trading|
|4/6/2017||4:15 – 5:45
|4/13/2017||4:15 – 5:45
|4/20/2017||4:15 – 5:45
|Private Equity/ Venture Capital/ Merchant Banking|
Mr. Foerster is frequently quoted and interviewed on Bloomberg television. Search for these topics and more discussions with Mr. Foerster:
- Foerster Calls for 'Major Surgery' on Citigroup Dividend
- Bruce Foerster Says Bear Stearns May Need New Leadership
- Foerster Says Citigroup 'Erred' in Naming Prince Chief
- Foerster of South Beach Likes Bear Stearns, Citic Accord
- Foerster Discusses Management Changes at Bear Stearns
- Foerster Sees 'Choppy Water' for US Securities Firm
FIN 6296 Capitalism
This course began in 2008 as a way to look at capitalism through the lens of capital markets.
It introduces the concept of capitalism, traces its evolution, identifies many of its institutions and examines its role in a free market economy. Emphasis is on practical applications found in securities markets and in government’s interaction with society and the business community.
Respect for the rule of law, need for transparency and full disclosure in financial transactions, enlightened regulation and the confluence of honesty, ethics and integrity are major themes.
The course begins with National Public Radio’s annual dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th and moves on to an overview of the Constitution of the United States. Intertwined with the many topics covered are inevitable collisions of capitalism and politics. The course ends with the playing of American Anthem sung by Norah Jones.
The capstone of the course is the Case Study, centered on a topic of current interest germane to the study of capitalism and examined during the last class. Two students selected by lottery prepare the Case; remaining class members write their term paper on the subject and visiting subject matter experts come to the UF campus for a three-hour, forum-like interactive discussion.
2016 Case Study: “The Federal Deficit…Visible and Invisible…How Large Is It? Should We Worry About It? What Can We Do About It?”
Moderator Michael McKee: Bloomberg Radio host and Bloomberg Television Economics editor; has covered Congress, the White House, Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury, G-7, World Bank and IMF, APEC and World Economic Forum in Davos. Guest speakers Michael D. Tanner: senior fellow at the Cato Institute heading research on poverty and social welfare policy, health care reform and Social Security; author of five books (latest, Going for Broke, was required reading for the course) and frequent contributor to numerous print and broadcast media and G. William Hoagland: senior vice president of the Bipartisan Policy Center; former vice president of public policy for CIGNA; 33 years in public service including 25 years on U.S. Senate staffs, 21 of which as director of Senate Budget Committee.