This fall, finance students will have a powerful new research tool in Barron’s, an investment analysis publication, thanks to a gift from the investment firm TSG Wealth Management. Barron's gives subscribers up-to-the-second stock market and finance news and data; a perfect daily resource for students studying the finance industry.
“It’s a great way to stay up-to-date with hot topics, and faculty can incorporate it into curricula,” said Alexandria Koualczuk ‘14, director of business operations at TSG.
As an alumna of the College of Business, Koualczuk knows the value of Barron’s first-hand. As a student, her professors recommended publications like Barron’s to immerse themselves in the industry and research investment strategies.
For Koualczuk and her partners at TSG, providing students and faculty in CSULB’s finance department with subscriptions to the service felt like a great way to give back to a longtime partner.
TSG, which has more than $4.5 billion in managed assets, has hosted College of Business interns for over 10 years and regularly participates in campus programs like the Sunstone Innovation Challenge. Many of their employees started as CSULB students, including Koualczuk. Now an executive at the firm and a point of contact with her alma mater, Koualczuk is happy to share an industry-standard resource that the TSG team uses themselves.
“Giving back is part of the culture at TSG,” Koualczuk said. “Nearly all of the staff support charities or serve on non-profit boards, and a few of us regularly work with CSULB’s colleges. We know that investing in academics benefits the students and, ultimately, the whole industry.”
TSG Founders Warren and Mark Schulten give particular focus to charitable organizations in the Long Beach community, and both have served on the board of the Miller Foundation, for which CSULB’s Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden gets its name.