Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Brian Hellmer Visits Marquette University's AIM Program

Brian Hellmer
On Wednesday, September 29, the AIM program hosted Brian Hellmer, Director of the Hawk Center for Applied Security Analysis at Wisconsin School of Business, UW-Madison. Prior to taking the helm of the renown Applied Security Analysis Program (ASAP) last year, Brian was a Managing Partner at Northern Capital Management for over 13 years. He also worked as an Equity Analyst and Strategist at Fleet Bank Investments.

As the Director of the Hawk Center for Applied Security Analysis, Mr. Hellmer oversees the operations of the nation’s oldest applied investment program for MBA students. His major duties include prospective student marketing and admissions, employer recruitment, alumni relations, fundraising and academic advising to current students. He teaches the cornerstone course of this program – FIN 835/836 Applied Investment Management, which allows students to manage over $65 million.

Mr. Hellmer talked to the AIM students about ASAP and his investment experiences. Dr. David Krause, AIM program director said, "It was a pleasure to have Brian on campus for the afternoon. He was well received by the AIM students who engaged in an interesting dialogue with him. I enjoyed Brian's visit because we were able to share ideas about our applied investment programs. I'm certain that our exchange will help students in both programs in the years to come."
Dr. Krause added, "I know the students especially enjoyed talking with Brian about the investment philosophy and process followed by the students in ASAP. The students also found the discussion of stock screening to be quite interesting. They also engaged in a dialogue about macro-economic trends and current monetary and fiscal policy. I look forward to having Brian visit us each fall."