Barron's in Education Virtual Event: Paul Pagnato Presents The Future of Finance

Paul Pagnato and Barron’s Present the Future of Finance at Florida Atlantic University



Paul Pagnato, Founder PagnatoKarp and Co-Chairman Cresset, presented The Future of Finance to students at Florida Atlantic University's College of Business. Together with Joe Lanza, Director of Financial Education at Dow Jones, and Dr. Rainford Knight, FAU Professor and entrepreneur, the discussion focused squarely on growth opportunities, both personal and business, stemming from unprecedented times.

"It was such a pleasure to host a LIVE Barron's in Education Student Webinar with Dr. Knight for the students at FAU," said Joe Lanza, Director of Barron's In Education. "Paul Pagnato, our partner sponsor for the program and FAU Alum, provided such terrific insights on the 'new brave investment world' we all find ourselves in these days. Students were very engaged and their questions revealed a deep passion for the markets and learning. A true WIN/WIN/WIN for all that joined. "

Paul is passionate about education and founded the TrueFiduciary® Institute, a non-profit with a purpose to positively impact one million students. He was one of the first to sponsor Barron’s In Education and selected FAU to be an early adopter of the program. Almost 2,000 students and faculty at FAU now have access to Barron's world-class business publication.

Barron's in Education

Barron's in Education is a unique three-way partnership between Barron's, business leaders, and academia to enhance financial proficiency through experiential learning. The goals are to spur real world engagement with financial markets, foster professional growth, and provide access to some of investing’s best minds.

Paul is also a guest speaker in business school courses at Georgetown, Stanford University, and Harvard. He has sponsores Barron's In Education at University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Penn State, William & Mary, George Mason, University of Georgia, University of Texas and Florida Atlantic University.

Learn more about Barron’s In Education at FAU.

Paul Pagnato is Founder PagnatoKarp and Co-Chairman Cresset, an FAU alumnus, and a member of the FAU Foundation’s Board of Directors. Paul is a top advisor with more than 28 years of industry leadership, ranked #1 in Virginia on Forbes Top Wealth Advisors and #2 in Virginia on Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors lists. Paul is also founder of the TrueFiduciary® Institute, a non-profit with a Massive Transformative Purpose of positively impacting one million lives through digital education. He is author of the book Transparency Wave: Exponential Changes That Will Transform Our World.

Joe Lanza is Director of Financial Education at Dow Jones, developing, shaping and growing financial education products, events and content from Barron’s, MarketWatch and other Dow Jones Media brands. The Barron’s in Education program partners with corporations and academia to help strengthen financial literacy and to ensure that future business leaders have the tools required to be successful.

Rainford Knight

Dr. Rainford Knight has experience spanning both academia and industry with more than 15 years practical experience in financial/investment analysis including: mortgage analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, asset allocation and investment portfolio strategy development, budgeting/forecasting and hedge fund due diligence and manger selection.

FAU College of BusinessAs an entrepreneur, Dr. Knight has co-founded/acquired or has been a partner in several companies in industries as diverse as software development, real estate distressed debt, hospitality and educational training. He is the co-founder of the Florida Institute of Finance – a finance training and consulting think tank. As an advisor, Dr. Knight has advised CEOs of small to mid-sized companies (public and private) on a range of financial issues and has been a consultant Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for a hedge fund.


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