Friday, February 20, 2009

JS Online: Marquette students advance in investment contest

Marquette students advance in investment contest
By Rick Romell of the Journal Sentinel
Feb. 20, 2009 11:54 a.m. | Five undergraduate students from Marquette University's College of Business Administration have advanced to the Global Investment Research Challenge regional competition in New York City from March 18 to 20.

The Marquette students - Alison Bettonville, Chris Cebula, Brian Finnie, Maggie Hughes and Anna Toshach - beat a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee team in the final round of the local competition. Marquette and UWM earned final-round spots after besting UW-Madison, UW-Whitewater, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Alverno College, Wisconsin Lutheran College and Carroll University. All teams analyzed a Milwaukee-based small-cap industrial firm.

This is Marquette's first year in the competition, sponsored by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. The winner in New York will compete against three other regional winners in the global finals April 2 in London.