Thursday, February 21, 2019

Impressive Set of Guest Speakers Visit Dr. Krause’s Classes at Marquette This Week

Marquette Finance Students Treated to Presentations by Top Industry Experts

The week of February 17, 2019, already has seen three financial professionals visit the AIM Room on Marquette’s campus to address Dr. Krause’s students - and the student Economics and Finance clubs.

Michael Anton Adam, blockchain entrepreneur
Blockchain entrepreneur, Michael Anton Adam, is the founder of several Milwaukee-based FinTech firms including @, DocLaunch and He has assisted Dr. Krause in the delivery of blockchain and FinTech topics – and is a member of Marquette’s Department of Finance Advisory Board. Michael is a seasoned SaaS innovator and an instructor of blockchain technology. These are his two newest ventures: 
  • is defining how companies of any size can utilize Blockchain today. Blockchain for audit and regulation. Blockchain SaaS. 
  • DocLaunch is revolutionizing the idea of document management and client engagement.

Adam Peck, founder of Riverwater Partners
Adam Peck, CFA, is the founder of Milwaukee-based Riverwater Partners, a leading equity investment firm. The firm operates within the ESG space and successfully aligns socially responsible values with investments to generate superior returns. 

Dr. Krause said, "Adam did an excellent job in the AIM class in explaining the trends in socially responsible investing - as well as his investment approach." He has been in the investment industry since 1999 and in 2016 founded Riverwater Partners. Previously, he was a partner at Heartland Advisors, a multi-billion value boutique based in Milwaukee, where he managed two small cap value mutual funds.

On Thursday afternoon the Economics and Financial Management Association student clubs at Marquette were treated to a presentation by Jim Bianco (Marquette alumnus and president/founder of Bianco Research). Jim is a prolific speaker and talked about current geo-political, financial markets and Federal Reserve decision-making. His lecture was entitled “Is a Retest Coming” and generated considerable discussion from the students in the audience – which exceeded the capacity of the AIM Room.

Jim Bianco's lecture was entitled, "Is a Retest Coming?"
Dr. Krause concluded, “It has been a very busy week for students and faculty in the Finance and Economics departments. We’ve had several high-level speakers and the students had plenty of opportunity to interact with some of the leading thought-leaders in FinTech, ESG investing, and financial markets. Joe Daniels (Economics Chair) and I were pleased that Sungjun Huh and Stephen Cole of the Economics department participated in Jim Bianco’s event.”

Krause said, "The students were treated to an impressive set of guest speakers this week. Dr. Daniels and I are encourage our students to apply their knowledge and this opportunity to interact with professionals is a valuable part of the learning experience."