Saturday, October 31, 2015

Two Special Guest Visited the AIM Program this Week: Bill Priebe and Tom Digenan

Mr. Bill Priebe
This week students in the AIM program were privileged to host two veteran money mangers: Mr. Bill Priebe and  Mr. Tom Digenn. Both gentlemen have visited the program in past years and the current students were honored by their presence.


William A. Priebe, CFA, co-founded Geneva Capital Management in January 1987 with Amy S. Croen. The firm was later acquired by Henderson Global Investors in October 2014. Mr. Priebe is currently a Portfolio Manager at Henderson Geneva Capital Management. 

He is a member of its Investment Strategy Group that conducts high quality fundamental research and is responsible for the management and oversight of the Henderson Geneva growth equity products. Before founding Geneva, Mr. Priebe worked for First Wisconsin Trust Company. Mr. Priebe graduated from Northern Illinois University where he also earned his Master’s in Finance. He later earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Priebe discussed the philosophy, strategy, and process behind his fund (the Henderson Geneva US Mid Cap Growth). He provided valuable micro and macro insights – and engaged the AIM students in investment-related discussions during and after class.


Mr. Tom Digenan
Also visiting AIM this week was Thomas J. Digenan, CFA, CPA Head of US Intrinsic Value Equity, Managing Director, UBS. 

Tom Digenan is the head of UBS’ US Intrinsic Value Equity team. In this role, he is responsible for US equities portfolio construction and research. Prior to this role, Tom had been a Strategist with the team since 2001, whereby he participated in the analysis and development of US equities portfolios, focusing on alpha generation and ensuring client investment objectives were met.

Prior to his role with the US Intrinsic Value Equity team, Tom was president of the firm’s mutual funds and relationship funds organization. Prior to joining the UBS predecessor organization Brinson Partners in 1993, Tom was a senior manager in the tax department of KPMG Peat Marwick, where he worked exclusively in the investment services industry. Tom is a member of the CFA Institute and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and he is on the board of CFA Society Chicago. 

He is also a member of the Dean’s Council of Excellence for the Marquette University Business School. Tom is also an adjunct investment instructor in the Marquette University Graduate School of Business. 

Mr. Digenan discussed the philosophy, strategy, and process behind his fund: UBS U.S. Large Cap Equity Fund (BPEQX). He provided valuable micro and macro insights – and engaged the AIM students in investment-related discussions during and after class. Tom joined the students when they pitched their stocks.




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