Sunday, February 14, 2016

Dean Till and Dr. Krause Hosted a Financial Executive Reception for Marquette Alumni in Chicago on Feb 9, 2016

Brian Till
Brian Till, Keyes Dean of Bus Adm
Dean Till and Dr. Krause Visited Chicago this Week

On Tuesday, February 9, Brian Till (Dean of the College of Business) and Dr. David Krause (Applied Investment Management program director) hosted a reception for Marquette Chicago Senior Finance Executives. The event, which was held at the Union League Club, featured updates about the College and AIM program.

Dr. Brian Till is the James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration at Marquette University, a position he has held since July 2015. He is responsible for the academic and professional leadership of the college. Previously he was dean of the Williams College of Business, Xavier University. He has also held marketing faculty positions at Drexel University, Loyola University-Chicago and Saint Louis University, where he spent seven years as chair of the marketing department. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence and was named one of the Top Ten Marketing Teachers in the U.S.

Marquette Business Dean, Brian Till
Dean Till talked about the College’s status on the current strategic plan and emphasized the importance of planning for a new facility. After the presentation he answered questions from the alumni in attendance.

Dr. Krause also provided an update of the recent activities of the students in the AIM program --- including their participation in the National Investment Banking Case Competition and the Chartered Financial Analyst Investment Challenge. He talked about the development of the second AIM track – Private Equity and Investment Banking. At the conclusion of his presentation, he and Dean Till met with alumni in smaller groups to discuss their plans and receive input.

Earlier in the day Krause had the opportunity to talk with several Marquette finance alumni who were unable to attend the evening event.

Jim Hagedorn
Jim Hagedorn: He met with Jim Hagedorn (Bus. Ad. ’90, CFA) who is the Founder, President & CEO of Chicago Investment Partners. His firm has provided internships to several AIM students over the years. Mr. Hagedorn started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and later become a partner at The Mosaic Financial Group.  In 2009 he founded Chicago Partners Wealth Advisors.  He has over 20 years of experience pioneering and building value added multidisciplinary approaches to wealth management and primarily serves high net worth individuals and endowment funds. In addition to his MU degree, Jim earned an MBA from DePaul University.  They had a productive conversation and will continue to find ways for Jim and his team to be engaged with the AIM program.

Tom Digenan: Krause also had the opportunity to talk with Tom Digenan (Bus. Ad. ’86, CFA). He is Head of US Equities, UBS Global Asset Management. Tom has been with UBS (Brinson Partners) since June 1993. Prior to UBS he was a Senior Manager in the Tax Department at KPMG in Chicago. He also obtained his Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University in 1990.

Tom Digenan
Tom Digenan joined UBS Global Asset Management in 1993. Prior to joining the US equity team, Tom was president of mutual funds and the relationship funds organization. Tom currently teaches the Investment course in Marquette’s Graduate School of Management. Dr. Krause and Tom have worked frequently together and discussed how to incorporate elements of behavioral finance into their curricula -  Tom has also supported numerous AIM internships.

Chris McGuire
Chris McGuire: Krause also met with Chris McGuire (Com ’91), who is the Founder and CEO of Phalanx Capital Management.  Phalanx is an asset management company that employs an absolute-return, moderate volatility multi-strategy approach within the Japanese, Asian, and Australian markets. Chris has also been highly supportive of the AIM program and has hosted many students as interns over the years. He and Dr. Krause are working for a date this semester for Chris to address the FMA club on campus.Investment

Dr. Krause stated, "We are especially pleased to receive the support – through internships, career placements, mentoring, classroom speaking, teaching, and financial donations – of all of our alumni. The strength of Marquette’s College of Business and the AIM program are a direct function of the support of its alumni. It was great to be in Chicago for the day."

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