Success story: Christina Shalhoub accepts an offer from the NFA
Success Stories | Feb 07, 2014 | Claire Curry
It’s going to be all about rules and regulations come June when Christina Shalhoub (GSB ’14) begins training for her new position as a compliance examiner for the National Futures Association (NFA).
Christina, who received the offer after three long rounds of interviews, said that Fordham’s emphasis on business and personal integrity helped to prepare her for ethical questions that will no doubt arise as she ensures NFA compliance of member companies and encounters potentially fraudulent situations.
“Fordham’s use of case studies and current events have shown me how important it is to stay moral and ethical in sticky business situations,” said Christina, whose favorite Fordham class was — no surprise — Business Ethics. “I took the class in London, and that was during the Libor scandal with Barclays. My professor, Graham Bolton, led deep discussions about how such issues came about: what went wrong, and what could have been done to prevent it.”
In June, Christina will travel to Chicago for a three-week training program, along with the NFA’s other new recruits. Then she’ll return to the New York office where she will continue learning the ropes with a mentor she’ll be matched with on the job.
Her new position, Christina said, is a great foundation for her career since she’ll learn the rules and regulatory issues of the derivatives industry from the inside. “I will interact with many other businesses and get in-depth knowledge of the derivatives industry,” she added — excellent experience that will prove useful as this Brooklyn native advances through her career.
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