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Posts published in “Issue 2: October 2020”

NBA Finals Recap

The Los Angeles Lakers capped off a wild 2020 season by defeating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals.  The Lakers were led by Lebron James, who averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 8.5 assists en route to becoming Finals MVP.  This was James’ fourth championship ring, and fourth finals MVP.

The 2019-2020 NBA season was unlike any seen before it.  The season was suspended on March 11, 2020 after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.  With Covid leaving activities across the country in flux, the league remained suspended for months.  Finally, play resumed in July, with the teams staying together in a bubble the NBA organized in Disney World. …

Covid Journals: Laid Off During Covid-19

By Teresa Bruno

During the Fall 2020 Semester, The Oppy will be publishing submissions from members of the Stern community about how the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted their experience in and out of the program. This issue, we approached incoming students to learn why they chose to pursue an MBA knowing the pandemic would fundamentally change their entry in the Stern community. If you wish to write about your own experience, please e-mail us at oppy@stern.nyu.edu

The following entry comes from Langone student Teresa Bruno.

Imagine this. You wake up one warm July morning to find a 4:00am email from your CEO announcing mass layoffs sitting in your inbox.…

Best dating apps to date through a pandemic

By the [single] Oppy board [members]

Dating is weird at baseline, throw a pandemic into the mix and you have a recipe for loneliness and hopelessness, right? Some of us at The Oppy would have to disagree. There is an air of desperation that is changing the culture of dating in NYC as singlelites rush to try and shack up before winter arrives. Whether you are looking for that perfect quarantine mate or just want someone to temporarily distract you from this dumpster fire of a year, we have dating app recs for you.

Bumble

This low-pressure app is probably the current foundation of all dating apps.…

Grindr: Making Long Term Relationships Possible for Gays

A genesis of my own personal and gay journey

By: Sam Shaugnessy

1 In the beginning, man created dating sites. And man saw the dating sites and he said they were good. 

Kiss.com (1994), Match.com (1995) JDate (1997), eHarmony (2000), Christian Mingle (2001), Ashley Madison (2002), Plenty of Fish (2004), OK Cupid (2004), SeekingArrangements (2006), and to infinity and beyond. There is a dating site for every type of relationship, every interest, every fetish: threesomes, mullet obsessed, single parents, farmers and ranchers, diaper lovers, the exclusive elite, clowns, etc. Dating sites made virtual dating a probable possibility, offered a larger-more-exciting pool of potential lovers, and introduced the fear of catfishing.…

Fixed Income Capital Markets Technology: The Future of Primary New Issuance

Fintech firms are actively working to electronify and digitalize fixed-income primary markets

Global fixed-income primary markets continue to develop away from voice-driven communications and manual operational processes to more streamlined interoperable platforms. Firms that once struggled through paper document-driven offerings with no transparency, insights, compliance or regulatory audit trails are now embracing the electronification and digitization offered by firms such as IHS Markit.

Global markets have historically traded fixed income products with a specific set of information and data, allowing for technology firms to standardize and electronify the process; identifying, mapping and modeling the necessary data into digital workflows. Many sectors (investment grade, high yield, emerging markets, structured and securitized) carry unique structures, pricing mechanisms and optional provisions – most of which are specific to each asset class – however, often times this data does remain consistent within each sector and is capable of being identified and tagged for digital standardization.…

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