Tuesday, October 12, 2010


The annual Financial Management Association (FMA) trip to New York will take place next week (October 19 - 23). Dr. David Krause, AIM program director, will be leading nearly 30 Marquette finance majors to visit many of the leading financial firms located in New York City. 
The visit starts off on Wednesday with the students attending a Marquette CIRCLES alumni event at the Hearst Tower. A focus session, led by Dr. Krause, will begin at 5:30 pm. The title of the session is: “Beyond the Financial Crisis: Leaders from Innovative Investment Firms Discuss Modern Investment Trends.”
Following a welcome by the College of Business Administration Dean, Dr. Linda Salchenberger, Dr. Krause will begin the focus session. The panelists include: Steve Czech (Bus Ad ’86, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, FrontPoint Partners LLC); Scott Schroeder (Bus Ad ’92, Grad ’96, Law ’96, Co-founding Partner, Balyasny Asset Management L.P.); and Ben Somers (Bus Ad ’98, Principal and Head of Business Development, Elementum Advisors). After the one hour panel discussion, head Marquette basketball coach, Buzz Williams, will be the keynote speaker for the New York alumni gathering.
The next day includes visits to Balyasny Asset Management, Bloomberg, and Morgan Stanley - followed by an alumni / student mixer in mid-town Manhattan. Thursday is equally as busy with trips planned to Daruma Asset Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Canada, and Goldman Sachs. The students and Dr. Krause will also visit Wall Street, Battery Park, and other lower Manhattan sites. Friday will include trips to BNP-Paribas, JP Morgan, and Citigroup.
Photos and details about the NYC FMA trip will be posted. All of the sophomores, juniors, and seniors traveling to New York are anxious to get going. It should be one of the best events of the year for the Marquette finance students.