This is exactly what several young Parisian bankers have been doing in recent months. Sciences Po, for example, now benefits from the services of Alexis Masson, vice-president at Morgan Stanley, and Jérôme de Vienne, partner at Citi.
Masson teaches at Sciences Po’s Masters in Finance and Strategy. De Vienne teaches corporate finance. Both men started their university work last month and continue to work in their daily jobs. Masson attended Sciences Po; De Vienne did not.
Sciences Po is not the only French school to recruit part-time bankers. ESCP Business School, which operates across Europe in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, but which was founded in Paris, has just hired Luca Cartechini as a guest speaker.
Cartechini spent three years as an equity researcher spanning the Internet, retail and utilities at Jefferies before moving to venture capital. He joined ESCP part-time in London this month.
French bankers who give lectures in universities say it’s a chance to give something back. “When I was a student, I had lectures from major investment bankers and I really enjoyed them. My current employer is happy with three two-hour semester courses, ”said one.
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