The Financial Services Affinity Group

Members of the FSAG Steering Committee with President Jamshed Bharucha and Chairman Mark Epstein (A'76)

Members of the FSAG Steering Committee with President Jamshed Bharucha and Chairman Mark Epstein (A'76)

The Financial Services Affinity Group is a volunteer body comprised of Cooper alumni who work in the finance industry.  Members of the group work in a variety of sectors, including investment banking, asset management, quantitative analysis, trading, consulting, business management, accounting and technology.  With nearly 400 alumni from the 1960s to 2013, the group represents more than 50 years of Cooper history.

As part of its mission, the Financial Services Affinity Group organizes professional development programs and networking events and events for students and alumni.  The group also executes fundraising strategies that help to ensure Cooper’s strength and stability.

The Financial Services Affinity Group is led by a Steering Committee, which organizes events and leads annual fundraising initiatives.  The following alumni are members of the Steering Committee in 2013-14:

Eric Hirschhorn ME’89, Co-Chair
Malcolm King EE’97, Co-Chair

Rohan Chauhan IE’09, MCE’10
John Chen CE’97
Ray Falci ME’86
Jeff Hersch EE’87
Tim Isgro ChE’01, MChE’03
Barkha Kumar IE’10
Ming Lai EE’95
Darrell Low EE’89
Anastasia Rudman BSE’04
Kenny Yeung EE’94
Jack Zar EE’90, MEE’94

To get involved, contact Jeanne Lunin at (212) 353-4107 or

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