Dean Martin, Global Portfolio Manager with the State of Wisconsin Investment Board Visited the AIM Program on April 7, 2017
|Dr. David Krause and Dean Martin|
before Friday's AIM presentations
Last Friday, Dr. David Krause (director of Marquette's Applied Investment Management program) and the AIM program students welcomed Dean Martin, a portfolio manager from the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB).
This institutional investment organization located in Madison, Wisconsin, was created in 1951 and is responsible for managing the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), the State Investment Fund (SIF) and other state trust funds. At the end of last year, SWIB managed about $100 billion in assets.
During his visit to campus, Mr. Martin meet with Dr. Krause to discuss the AIM program and SWIB. He also attended the second set of presentations by seven students in the Class of 2018. Afterwards he met with each of the presenters individually and discussed ideas for how the students could improve their common stock analysis. He talked with them about discounted cash flows and return on invested capital models – and suggested other techniques to deliver more persuasive equity pitches.
Dr. Krause indicated that he looked forward to Dean Martin visiting the AIM program during the fall semester and discussing with the AIM students his approach to equity valuation and portfolio management. Going on twenty years of experience, Mr. Martin is a Global Portfolio Manager who is focused on consumer discretionary stocks.