Distinguished Speaker Series: Lawrence Golub, CEO

Distinguished Speaker Series: Lawrence Golub, CEO
DSS Series welcomes Lawrence Golub, the Chief Executive Officer of Golub Capital, a market-leading, award-winning direct lender and experienced credit asset manager.

Members - $55 or FREE with function ticket 
Student Members - $20
Nonmembers - $75
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour

Attire: Business Casual

Menu: Chef's Choice (vegetarian meal available upon request)

Registration: Online

11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
11:45 AM: Lunch served
12:00 Noon: Program begins
12:50: Audience Q & A
1:00: Conclusion 

*Please note presentation slides will not be available after the event. This event is not being recorded. 


Lawrence Golub is the Chief Executive Officer of Golub Capital, a market-leading, award-winning direct lender and experienced credit asset manager. As of July 1, 2023, Golub Capital had over $60 billion of capital under management, a gross measure of invested capital including leverage. Golub Capital partners with institutional investors and family offices offering tailored solutions for investors’ credit asset strategies. The Firm specializes in delivering reliable, creative and compelling financing solutions to companies backed by private equity sponsors. Golub Capital has been a top 3 U.S. Middle Market Bookrunner each year from 2008 through Q2 2023 for senior secured loans of up to $500 million for leveraged buyouts. Golub Capital has been consistently recognized with industry awards, including Lender of the Year, Americas (Private Debt Investor, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022) and Senior Lender of the Year, Americas (Private Debt Investor, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020).

Mr. Golub is active in charitable and civic organizations. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows, a member of the Columbia Medical School Board of Advisors, President of the Harvard University JD-MBA Alumni Association, a member of the Advisory Council of Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government and a trustee of the American Repertory Theater. Mr. Golub currently serves on the Stanford Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Council and the Advisory Board of Stanford Impact Labs.

Mr. Golub was a private member of the Financial Control Board of the State of New York for over twelve years. He was a White House Fellow and served for fifteen years as Treasurer of the White House Fellows Foundation. He was Chairman of Mosholu Preservation Corporation, a non-profit developer and manager of low-income housing in the Bronx. He served for fifteen years as a trustee of Montefiore Medical Center, the university hospital of the Albert Einstein Medical School.

Previously, Mr. Golub was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust Company. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director of Wasserstein Perella, where he established the firm’s capital markets group and debt restructuring practice. Mr. Golub started his career at Allen & Company Incorporated where he engaged in private equity, leveraged finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Golub earned his AB degree magna cum laude in economics from Harvard College. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was selected as a Baker Scholar, and a JD from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.


Jim Mohan, CFA is an Investment Consultant with Mercer based in the Chicago Office. His primary focus is on providing direct support to clients and consultants, specifically not-for-profit relationships in the U.S.  Jim joined Mercer in 2021 and has fifteen years of investment experience.

Prior to joining Mercer, Jim founded the ESG advisory and implementation firm DuPage Investment consultants in 2020. Prior to DuPage, Jim spent two years as a relationship manager at Christian Brothers Investment Services. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from DePaul University.  He is a CFA charterholder and holds his CIPM. Jim is an active member of the CFA Society – Chicago, contributing as a Co-Chair of the Distinguished Speakers Series advisory group and member of the Annual Dinner advisory group. Jim also volunteers his time teaching financial literacy to underserved youth with Cents Ability.

Important Notice: The health and safety of staff and attendees are the Society’s priorities. The Society will be following all recommended local government guidelines and venue policies. As such locations are subject to change based on this information. Please make sure to review the City of Chicago's Latest Guidance prior to the event to get the most updated list of COVID guidelines. If you are sick or experiencing any COVID- or flu-like symptoms we request that you do not attend CFA Society Chicago events in person. If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of attending a CFA Society Chicago event please contact CFA Society Chicago.

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Regular, Candidate, and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Nonmember or Student-Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for reservations using Function Tickets. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 12:00 PM, September 14, 2023.

Passport Program:

Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. Please Use code PPORTLIVE for in person events for member pricing. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity:

This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.

Content shared during CFA Society Chicago programs is not, and nothing in it should be construed as, an offer, invitation or recommendation of any specific financial services company or professional, or an offer, invitation or recommendation to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in any jurisdiction.

9/20/2023 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
65 W. Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL 60604 UNITED STATES

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