Saturday, March 28, 2009

Marquette's AIM Team Wins RISE Fixed Income Student-Managed Portfolio Competition

The Redefining Investment Strategy Education (RISE), the Ninth Annual Global Student Investment Forum was held from March 26 - March 28, 2009 at the University of Dayton. RISE is a forum that brings students, faculty and Wall Street together in an interactive learning environment to discuss a range of pertinent issues facing investment professionals. RISE drew over 2600 participants representing 271 colleges and universities from over 70 countries.

R.I.S.E. IX included keynote presentations by nationally renowned industry professionals; specialized breakout sessions focusing on a range of investment, career strategies and academic program development related issues; security analysis and portfolio management workshops, and a portfolio competition.

Universities with student-managed portfolios were invited to showcase their success in the areas of growth, value, blend, alternative and fixed income styles of management. Twelve month risk-adjusted returns were be used to identify the top portfolio team in each investment category at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. On Friday, March 27, Marquette's AIM team was announced as the winner in the undergraduate fixed income category.