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.