Monday, September 18, 2017

Four AIM Students Pitched Stocks on Friday During the Annual AIM Program Visit to R.W. Baird

The Second Set of Marquette AIM Student Equity Pitches Was Delivered on Friday, September 15th in Baird’s Equity Capital Markets Conference Room
Stephen Arcuri presented Argan (ticker: AGX)
On Friday, September 15th, over 40 Marquette students and faculty visited R.W. Baird at their headquarters in downtown Milwaukee. The Baird event was organized by Sarah Sturycz  and Alice Wycklendt (graduate of Marquette University, Accounting and Finance - Applied Investment Management majors, 2012). 

The AIM students heard a presentation about Baird’s Equity Capital Markets Group (including information about their Equity Research, Sales & Trading, Investment Banking, Private Wealth Management and Asset Management functions). Baird representatives presenting to the students were:
  •         Amy Junker, Associate Director of Research/Head of Global Corporate Access;
  •         Patrick Brown (Marquette Finance and IT, 2004, and MSAE, 2012), Senior Vice President of Baird Advisors Fixed Income Portfolio Management Team;  and
  •         Andy O’Connell (Marquette Finance – AIM Program, 2008), Vice President and Fixed Income Credit Analyst of Baird Advisors Fixed Income Portfolio Management Team.
Following a question and answer period, four students in the AIM Class of 2018 presented stocks to a group of over 10 Baird equity analysts – in addition to the Marquette students and faculty in attendance. Prior to the event the student equity write-ups were distributed to everyone in attendance. The stocks presented were:  
AIM seniors at R.W. Baird on 9/15/17
Dr. David Krause, AIM program director, commented on the Baird visit and student presentations, "Again, our visit to Baird will likely be one of the major highlights of the fall semester. Getting off campus and into businesses is important for the students as they have an opportunity to interact with professionals in the workplace."

 The Baird information session is an ideal way for students to begin to understand the different functional areas of asset management and investment banking. Additionally, for the students to have the experience to pitch a stock in Baird’s Equity Capital conference room before a group of analysts is amazing. They did a good job and pitched some very interesting stocks. The visit was a success and we are thankful for our relationship with Baird.”
Networking event after the AIM pitches at Baird

Conversation with members of Baird Advisors
 This week’s equity write-ups can be found at: AIM EquityWrite-Up 9_15_17  (Note: every AIM write-up since the inception of the program in 2005 is archived here). 

Next week's presentations will be back in the AIM Room starting at 3:00 pm.