OCMBA Events

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OCMBA has 5 or 6 events each year at great venues in Orange County. Some of our events are purely social, while others combine networking time with a presentation on a topic of relevance to business professionals. Each event is organized by 2-3 of our member B-School alumni clubs, who select the venue and format. Most OCMBA events have a small fee to attend – just enough to cover the expenses to put on the event. We typically have between 80 and 130 people attending our events, from a wide range of industries.

Notifications for upcoming OCMBA events should appear in the emails you receive from your B-School’s alumni club. You can also receive notifications directly from OCMBA about our events and find out about events from other B-school clubs that are open to all OCMBA alums by joining the OCMBA LinkedIn Group (Note: you must be an alum of one of the 14 OCMBA B-Schools in order to join the OCMBA LinkedIn Group. Be sure to allow notifications about events in your Settings).

After attending an OCMBA event, OCMBA alums will also be notified about our upcoming events directly from OCMBA – we maintain our own list but only use it for communicating about OCMBA’s events. We never rent, share or give out information to any other groups and you can unsubscribe from this list at any time if you do not wish to receive emails from OCMBA.

Upcoming Events


Mark Kiesel of PIMCO – Investment Outlook 2021 - March 24, 2021 via Zoom 5:30pm

Organized by Wharton and Chicago Booth

What impact will the new U.S. government, the evolution of the Covid pandemic and shifts in the economy have on investment opportunities in 2021 and beyond? Find out as renowned investment professional Mark Kiesel of PIMCO shares his perspectives on the market once again with OCMBA, followed by a question and answer session. If you’ve attended any of Mark’s previous presentations to OCMBA, you know you’ll leave with many useful insights that you can apply to your investment strategy for the coming year and beyond.

Mark Kiesel of Pimco – Investment Outlook 2021
RSVP Zoom Event – $15 Donation - Mar 24, 2021 5:30PM

When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5:30-7:00 pm
Where: This event will be conducted via Zoom. Zoom information will be sent to participants
Cost: $15 Donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County at time of registration
Registration: Advanced Registration Required/ Limited Space

This event is hosted by the Chicago-Booth and Wharton Alumni Clubs of Southern California and is for the alumni of the fifteen business schools that comprise the OCMBA, and their guests.

Mark Kiesel is PIMCO’s CIO Global Credit and a Managing Director in the Newport Beach office. He is a member of the Investment Committee, a generalist portfolio manager and the global head of corporate bond portfolio management, with oversight for the firm’s investment grade, high yield, bank loan, municipal and insurance business as well as credit research. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year in 2012 and a finalist in both 2010 and 2017. He has written extensively on the topic of global credit markets, founded the firm’s Global Credit Perspectives publication and regularly appears in the financial media. He joined PIMCO in 1996 and previously served as PIMCO's global head of investment grade corporate bonds and as a senior credit analyst. He has 28 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Click here to view his blog.

Past Events