POWER Series: Stephanie Cohen (Webinar)
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POWER Series: Stephanie Cohen (Webinar)

 Export to Your Calendar 9/29/2020
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual Webinar
United States

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POWER Series: Stephanie Cohen

Leading through Challenging Times, It’s Disrupt or Be Disrupted

Change is underway in the financial services industry and it’s disrupt or be disrupted. Hear from Stephanie Cohen, Goldman Sachs’ Chief Strategy Officer, on leading through challenging times, Goldman’s evolution to a platform business, and the firm’s commitment to diversity as a strategic imperative. Cohen leads firmwide M&A, partnerships, and strategic investing. As a steward of the firm’s purpose to advance sustainable economic growth and financial opportunity, Cohen has been a key leader in embedding diversity and innovation into Goldman Sachs’ core businesses to grow sustainably into the future.

This event is being offered in partnership with CFA Society Chicago and Collaborative Women in Investment Management.



Stephanie Cohen, Chief Strategy Officer, Goldman Sachs'

Stephanie Cohen is Goldman Sachs’ Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the Management Committee. She is also a member of the Firmwide Asset Liability Committee and the Global Inclusion and Diversity Committee, serving as a Global Executive sponsor of the Women’s Network. Cohen drives strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), strategic investing and partnerships for the firm. She leads Launch With GS, Goldman Sachs’ $500 million commitment to invest in companies and investment managers with diverse leadership, as well as GS Accelerate, the firm’s in-house innovation engine. Prior to assuming her current role, Cohen was global head of Financial Sponsor M&A in the Investment Banking Division (IBD). Before that, she was sector captain for General Industrials in the Global Industrials Group and a member of the M&A Group in IBD. In 2008, Cohen managed Conflicts and Business Selection for IBD in the Americas. Prior to that, Cohen was a vice president in the Industrials and Merger Leadership Groups in San Francisco. Earlier in her career, Cohen worked in New York in the M&A department. Cohen joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 1999, was named Managing Director in 2008 and Partner in 2014. Cohen serves on the National Board of Directors of CollegeSpring and as a member of the Board of Quill.org. She also serves as trustee for the Board of The Economic Club of New York.


Marina Viergutz, CFA, CAIA, Investor Relations & Marketing, Aedifex Ventures

Marina Viergutz, CFA, CAIA is a seasoned alternative investment professional with progressive international experience. She currently leads the Investor Relations and Marketing team at Aedifex Ventures. Prior to Aedifex, Viergutz spent about a decade working for Credit Suisse in various Private Equity/Hedge Fund roles in Switzerland and Singapore spanning fund due diligence, portfolio management, client advisory and business development. Prior to that, she was a financial analyst at JPMorgan in New York/London and she started her career at a boutique investment bank in Chicago. Ms. Viergutz obtained her undergraduate degree from DePaul University with a double major in Accounting and Finance. She holds an MBA from St. Gallen University in Switzerland. She is also has earned the CFA and CAIA charters.


Free - Members

Free - Non-Members

The event is free for members and non-members, but you will need to set up an account on the CFA Society Chicago website to register.

Zoom login information will be provided in the reminder email closer to the event. Registration closes at 5:00 PM on September 28, 2020.


This event qualifies for 1.0 hours of professional learning credit for CFA charterholders.

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