Barings Announces Three-Year Partnership with Davidson College

An experienced investment executive, Thomas “Tom” Finke serves as the chairman and CEO of Barings, LLC, in Charlotte, North Carolina. An active member of the community, Thomas Finke is a member of the Capital Campaign Committee for Davidson College.

On August 28, 2019, Barings announced a strategic three-year partnership with Davidson College, a liberal arts university in North Carolina that offers more than 75 majors, minors, and interdisciplinary programs. The partnership will provide Davidson College students and faculty an opportunity to work on research projects identified by Barings. The investment management firm will host seminars and offer mentoring and internships to help students develop leadership skills. Barings will also hold training and career recruiting programs inside the campus. Students will get the chance to participate in Barings-sponsored community service initiatives, the Davidson Impact Fellows program, and athletic programs.

Carol E. Quillen, the president of Davidson College, expressed her appreciation for the new partnership with Barings, stating that a collaboration with a firm that has ample resources, ideas, and influence is instrumental in promoting innovation and improving service to students and the community.

Jeff Shaara Announces Release Date of Next Novel


New Exhibition at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

An MBA graduate of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Thomas Finke has served as the chairman and CEO of Barings, LLC, since 2008. Thomas (Tom) Finke is a member of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is home to a collection of more than 1,400 artworks by influential artists of the 20th century, including Picasso, Giacometti, Nicholson, Warhol, and Le Corbusier. On April 5, 2019, the Bechtler opened its doors for the public viewing of an exhibition called Nomadic Murals: Tapestries of the Modern Era, which features more than 40 tapestries by artists who specialized in architecture, painting, and sculpture.

Open until December 1, the exhibition shows how the centuries-old medium of tapestry art was adapted and reinvented in the 20th century. The tapestries include popular works by Marc Chagall and Frank Stella along with eight pieces of Le Corbusier’s work from 1948 to 1965.

Pinehurst Resort and Country Club Unveils No. 4 Course

Pinehurst Resort and Country Club

Senior financial executive Thomas Finke serves as the chairman and CEO of Barings, LLC, an investment management firm with a global presence in 16 countries and over $300 billion in assets under management. Outside of work, Thomas “Tom” Finke spends his free time with his family, fishing, reading, and playing golf.

North Carolina is home to some of the most popular and lavish golf destinations in the United States, including the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club. In fact, despite the damages brought about by Hurricane Florence in September 2018, Pinehurst did not disappoint when it unveiled its new No. 4 course designed by the renowned golf course architect, Gil Hanse.

Named by GOLF Magazine as the “Best New Course You Can Play” in 2018, the Pinehurst No. 4 is an 18-hole course that features expansive green landscape melding with exposed sands that fit perfectly into the natural rolling topography of the area. The redesign of No. 4 is part of a series of bold changes to the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club after the restoration of No. 2, the development of nine-hole short course named “The Cradle,” expansion of the putting course called “Thistle Dhu,” and renovations to No. 3.

The United States Golf Association has selected both Pinehurst No. 2 and No. 4 as co-hosts for the upcoming 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship.

Jeff Shaara, Popular Author of Historical Wartime Novels

Jeff Shaara

Financial executive Thomas Finke has served as the chairman and CEO of Barings, an investment management firm, for 10 years. Away from work, Thomas (Tom) Finke enjoys reading novels by one of his favorite writers, Jeff Shaara.

A popular author of wartime novels, Jeff Shaara had a nontraditional start to his writing career. His father Michael Shaara was the successful writer of The Killer Angels, on which the 1993 motion picture Gettysburg was based. Due to the success of the film, a publishing company recruited Jeff Shaara, who was not a writer at the time, to pen a sequel to his late father’s book.

As a result, Jeff Shaara’s first novel, Gods and Generals, was published by Ballantine Books in 1996. The book quickly ascended the New York Times Best Seller list and won the American Library Association’s prestigious Boyd Award. Since then, Jeff Shaara has written books on the American Revolution, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean War.