Monday, April 11, 2011

Marquette Students Competed in the CFA’s Americas GIRC in Omaha

Five undergraduate students in the AIM program from Marquette University’s College of Business Administration competed in the Americas Region of the Chartered Financial Analyst’s Investment Research Challenge. The CFA Institute’s Americas regional competition was held in Omaha, Neb., April 5-7. This was Marquette University’s third year participating in the prestigious CFA competition following their victory in the Milwaukee CFA Society’s Investment Research Challenge.

The Marquette students, who are all part of the college’s Applied Investment Management program, did a fine job during their presentation and Q&A session; however, the University of Southern California’s GIRC defeated them – and everyone else in the competition – and advanced to the World GIRC finals.

Members of the AIM program team include (left to right in the picture):  David Zakutansky, Luke Darkow, Christina Starkey, Kristin Holzhauer, and Mark Rutherford. 

The team’s advisor – and director of the AIM program – Dr. David Krause, said, “I was proud of our students’ presentation. They did an outstanding job and we all appreciate the support of the CFA Institute in making this experience possible. It was a well-organized event that I know the students will remember as a highlight of their college experience at Marquette University. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to participate in the Americas GIRC."

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