Saturday, September 16, 2017

Amie Hahn and Kristin Holzhauer of Northwestern Mutual Investment Management visited Dr. Krause's Fixed Income class this week

The AIM Program Again Welcomes Northwestern Mutual Investment Management to Marquette’s Campus

On Friday, September 15, 2017, two alumni returned to campus from the fixed income team of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.   
Amie Hahn, David Krause and Kristin Holzhauer
Amie Hahn (Marquette AIM 2007, MBA 2011, CFA), Director – Credit Research, and Kristin Holzhauer (Marquette AIM 2011, MBA 2014, CFA), Associate – Credit Research in the Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Co. talked with students about fixed income investing. 

This marks the 12th year that personnel from Northwestern Mutual have visited Dr. Krause’s fixed income and AIM classes at Marquette University.

Image result for northwestern mutual logoFormerly known as Mason Street Advisors, the Northwestern Mutual Investment Management team manages: Public Fixed Income and Derivatives for the NM’s General Account. 

Amie and Kristin work with public investments and their group manages portfolios with the goal of outperforming market benchmarks over a full market cycle and industry peers over the long-term. The team has 50 investment professionals who manage more than $100 billion in assets with each portfolio guided by investment professionals who have specific, but linked, roles in distinguishing security opportunities.

Dr. Krause introducing Amie Hahn and Kristin Holzhauer
Dr. Krause, AIM program director said, “Kristin and Amie did a great job – as usual – they were able to bring the material to life with real-world examples. They talked with the students about their investment process and their approach to bottom’s up credit research, but more importantly, they were able to give examples of how they apply their education to their jobs. They employ a combination of approaches including: Relative Value, Fair Value, and Internal Ratings – to complement their strong Fundamental Credit Analysis.”

Chris Swain, Vice President of NM’s Public Investments, Fixed Income Group, is also a Marquette graduate and has been an MBA instructor for Marquette’s fixed income course. Christi Kubiak, an important friend of the AIM program, was unable to attend this year’s presentation as she was in New York at a conference. Krause concluded, “We appreciate all of the support of that Northwestern Mutual has provided Marquette and the AIM program over the past decade. It was great to see Amie and Kristin again - they continue to give back their time to support Marquette.”