Four Marquette AIM students in the IB track advanced and competed in the final round of the National Investment Banking Competition (NIBC) in Vancouver on January 14-15, 2015. The AIM students who participated were: Jean Clermond, Alaa Ibrahim, Paul Tran and Blake Weir.
The WhitePebble Group consisted of third and fourth year students in AIM. Alex is a finance and business economics major in his fourth year of undergraduate studies. His past experiences include working as a private debt and equity summer analyst at Northwestern Mutual Capital and as an industrial engineering intern at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Clermond is a finance and business economics major in his third year of undergraduate studies. His past experiences include working as a Corporate and Investment Banking summer analyst with Citigroup and as a Wealth Management Intern at Legacy Wealth Management. Paul is a third year finance and accounting student. His past experience includes working as a finance intern at Landaas & Company, an investment advisory firm. He also co-founded a mobile application development company, Fade, LLC. Blake is a fourth year finance and business economics student. He interned as a debt capital markets summer analyst at New Oak Capital and as a finance intern at Boston Scientific. Having worked together in the past on several financial projects, each member brought their diverse experiences into the NIBC.
This year, Marquette was one of 24 Undergraduate and 24 Graduate Teams from the initial 380 teams that were selected to advance to the Final Round. The team was challenged to analyze an investment banking transaction opportunity and prepared a live boardroom presentation to a group of investment banking professionals.