Meet Anthony Bongiorno, Manager, Investments and Client Relations and get to know his role at BCS.
Q: Describe your major responsibilities at BCS.
A: My role at BCS is dual focused. I am responsible for managing the investment assets of BCS. I am also a part of the Financial Services Solutions segment at BCS, which includes operating and marketing Plan Investment Fund, a SEC registered mutual fund company with a singular focus on Blue Cross Blue Shield entities.
Q: What key projects are you working on now?
A: We are currently exploring creating a BCS Cash Portal exclusively for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which would allow Blues to invest in a diversified suite of liquidity products.
Q: What does a typical day at BCS look like for you?
A: One of the things I enjoy most about my job is that each day is different from the next. Depending on what time of year it is my focus can either be on our investment performance and manager evaluation, marketing Plan Investment Fund, exploring ways we can add value to Blue Plans through our Financial Services Solutions or helping to foster the “having fun, getting things done” culture we have at BCS through my work on the Culture Team.
Q: What drew you to work for BCS?
A: I was interested in a company where I could dive deeper into the investment world and also be a part of a firm where I could make an impact. Coming from a large company where it was much harder to make an impression, I was drawn to the opportunity that BCS presented of working on a small team within Financial Services at a company with a very unique mission. BCS is a community of individuals working together versus a hierarchy of different roles and responsibilities. Everyone’s work and opinions matter and are integral to the success and culture of the organization.
Q: What’s your favorite way to invest in yourself?
A: My favorite way to invest in myself is through reading, always asking questions and putting the work in. There are certain people you come across in life that it seems like things come as second nature to them, whether it be in their career or a hobby. I have always been a person where if I have a desire to learn or get better at something, I need to read, talk to people about it and practice at it. I believe that any person can succeed in any career or hobby if they put their mind to it. For me to do that I need to continue learning.