Saturday, May 6, 2017

The fifth and final set of stock pitches by the AIM Class of 2018 were delivered on 5/5/2017 in the AIM Room before 50 students

The 5th Set of Marquette AIM Equity Fund pitches for the Class of 2018 were presented on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the AIM Room 

This past week, the fifth and final set of stock recommendations were presented by students in the AIM Class of 2018.  The pitches were presented in the College of Business Administration's AIM Room and over 50 students were in attendance (including 10 students from the newly enrolled AIM Class of 2019.

Thomas Dietz presented Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA

In addition to the seniors and juniors regularly in attendance for the Friday afternoon pitches, 15 people viewed the AIM presentations via webcast throughout the afternoon. The AIM students were also joined by Michael Reardon, an AIM alumnus. Mr. Bill Walker, Dr. Joseph Wall and students in the AIM Classes of 2017 and 2018 asked excellent questions of the student-presenters and offered many useful observations and comments. 

Dr. Krause added, “This was a strong set of presentations – with 5 of the 6 being international securities. These non-US companies are always challenging to research and present. I thought the students were well prepared and did a solid job. The Class of 2018 has started their time in the AIM program on a very positive note. We’ll have an opportunity next week to make final adjustments to the AIM portfolios before the end of the semester."

Brian Holland, Thomas Dietz,  Justine Shanner,
Mitchell Beine, Justin Amakil,  and Matthew Holland
This week’s equity write-ups can be found at:

Students in the AIM program manage over $2,500,000 of the University's endowment. Balloting will take place over the weekend to determine which of the stocks listed above will be added to the AIM Funds.

Thomas Dietz, Matthew Holland, Justine Shanner, Justin Amakil, Mitchell Beine and Brian Holland were the presenters this week. Following their final buy/sell recommendations, ballots will be sent to students in the AIM Class of 2018 to determine which stocks are added to the funds. A 2/3rd affirmative vote is required for a new security to be added to either the AIM Small Cap or International Fund.
Matthew Holland presented Ingersoll-Rand

The AIM student equity pitches take place each Friday afternoon during the semester – either in the AIM Room or at a local investment company. The students prepare and distribute a professional equity write-up (note: every AIM write-up since the inception of the program in 2005 is archived here). 

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