Paul E. Raether ’68, H’14 Joins Jason Kelly of Bloomberg News for Common Hour Talk

Alumnus Shares How a Liberal Arts Experience Prepared Him for Wall Street and for Life

​Hartford, Connecticut, October 26, 2016 –

WHAT: Trinity College hosts a Common Hour talk by Paul E. Raether ’68, H’14, P’93, ’96, ’01 titled, “How My History Major and Broad Liberal Arts Experience at Trinity Prepared Me for Wall Street and for Life.” Raether will be joined in conversation by Jason Kelly, New York Bureau Chief of Bloomberg News. Borden W. Painter, Jr. ’58, H’95, Professor of History Emeritus and former President of the College, will provide introductions. 

Preregistration is required due to limited seating: e-mail to RSVP.

WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

WHERE: Washington Room, Mather Hall, 2nd floor


Paul Raether (pictured above) is a member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), a renowned multinational private investment equity firm in New York City. A Denver native, Raether graduated from Trinity in 1968. He majored in history, was a member of Psi Upsilon, and participated in many sports, including soccer, baseball, and skiing. He is a former member and chair of Trinity’s Board of Trustees, a highly committed alumnus, and one of Trinity’s most generous donors. Raether and his wife, Wendy, are the parents of three Trinity alumnae: Elissa, Alexa, and Cara.

Jason Kelly (pictured at right) joined Bloomberg News in 2002 and has covered private equity, global finance, and technology. He was named New York bureau chief in 2015. An award-winning journalist and accomplished marathoner, Kelly’s latest book is Sweat Equity: Inside the New Economy of Mind and Body, which goes inside the multibillion-dollar trend toward endurance sports and fitness to discover who’s driving it, who’s paying for it, and who’s profiting. A graduate of Georgetown University, Kelly also is the author of The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Industry That Owns Everything.