Wednesday, September 28, 2011

AIM students will pitch six stocks at Cortina Asset Management 'road show' on Friday

On Friday, 9/30, the AIM students will take their equity presentations on the road to Cortina Asset Management – this will be the 5th set of stock pitches already this semester.
To view the current and past AIM equity presentations, go to the following links:
Link to student write-up (pdf)

Link to View all past student write-ups
On Friday September 30th, the AIM students in the Class of 2012 will take their equity presentations on the road to the professionals at Cortina Asset Management.

The order of presentations are listed on the table below. Our thanks to Tom Eck and the team at Cortina Asset Management for their hospitality and support of AIM program.

Student Name
Jacob Bear
DFC Global Corporation
Alice Wycklendt
Wabash National Corporation
Vincent Ong
Nicholas Hiller
Cavium, Inc.
Brian Brophy
GNC Holdings, Inc.
Kaili Wang
New Oriental Education & Techonolgy Group

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

AIM Investment Advisory Circles Chicago "Road Show" on November 2, 2011

To those of you attending the Marquette University Chicago Circles event, you are cordially invited to the: AIM Investment Advisory Chicago “Road Show”
The event is hosted by David S. Krause, Ph.D., Applied Investment Management Program Director. It will feature four AIM students presenting their stock recommendations for possible inclusion into the AIM Equity Fund.
When: Wednesday, November 2   4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Union League Club of Chicago, 5th Floor Parlor, 65 West Jackson Boulevard

Please respond by Wednesday, October 26, to Jennifer Sloan at or call (312) 739-2424.

This complimentary reception will immediately precede the Marquette CIRCLES in Chicago event, also located in the Union League Club of Chicago, with roundtable discussions moderated by industry and academic leaders beginning at 6:00 p.m.   If you plan to attend Chicago CIRCLES but have not yet registered you may do so by clicking the link below.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Eight AIM Students Traveled to Chicago on Friday to Visit Ziegler Lotsoff and Fiduciary Management Associates

On Friday, September 23rd, eight Marquette University AIM students traveled with Dr. David Krause (AIM program director) and Brady Endl to Chicago. They first visited Ziegler Lotsoff and the students presented six stock recommendations (see last week's blog and the 9/23 AIM equity write-ups).  

Dr. Krause said, "The students did an excellent job and the analysts and portfolio managers at Ziegler Lotsoff asked outstanding questions. It was also great to see Tiffany Roberts (an AIM '10 graduate), who also attended the presentations. We'd like to thank everyone at the firm for their hospitality. We look forward to visiting Ziegler Lotsoff when we visit Chicago next year - it was a useful visit."

Following the equity presentations at Ziegler Lotsoff the AIM students trekked to Fiduciary Management Associates. 

Dr. Krause said, "We had an excellent discussion over lunch with two of the principals of the firm: Kathy Vorisek and Leo Harmon. The discussion touched on various investment topics, such as the CFA program, Fiduciary Management Associates, and the small cap investment process. We had a delightful meeting and are very appreciative for the time Kathy and Leo gave us. I'm certain in the future and that we will return and present our small cap recommendations to the professionals at FMA." 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

News postings on Marquette's College of Business Administration rankings in U.S. News and World Report

Milwaukee Business Journal:

Milwaukee Biz Times:

Marquette has three undergraduate business programs ranked in top 20 nationally

Dr. David Krause, AIM program director said, "Marquette’s College of Business Administration is pleased to report the latest US New and World Report undergraduate business programs rankings.  Three of our programs are in the top 20 – finance, entrepreneurship, and supply chain management."
Three College of Business Administration undergraduate programs have been ranked in the top 20 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the college was ranked 81st among “Best Undergraduate Business Programs,” up from 88th last year.

As part of its annual “Best Colleges” rankings, U.S. News ranks the nation’s best undergraduate business programs, as well as business specialty programs. Only about 20 programs are ranked in each specialty category annually. This year U.S. News recognized Marquette’s programs in entrepreneurship (16), finance (18) and supply chain management (16) among the nation’s top business specialty programs.

“We are pleased that the college continues to be ranked among the top tier of the nation’s most competitive business schools,” said Linda Salchenberger, Keyes Dean of Business Administration. “It’s truly an honor to see our programs in entrepreneurship, finance and supply chain management recognized for the great work of our faculty in preparing our students to solve business and social problems”.

The business school rankings are based on a peer assessment survey of deans and senior faculty at each U.S. undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Marquette University's undergraduate finance program was ranked in top 20 in the nation!

U.S. News just released a series of college rankings and Marquette’s finance program was ranked 18th best in the nation ( Further detailed information will be provided about the top 25 finance programs.

Additional information about Marquette’s rankings can be found at:

4th Set of AIM Equity Presentations for the Fall Semester

The 4th set of AIM Equity Fund presentations will be held Friday, September 23rd at Ziegler Lotsoff in Chicago. This is the first Chicago-area AIM program ‘road show’ of the fall semester. We are planning another round of AIM equity presentations immediately before the Marquette Chicago Circles event on Wednesday, November 2nd.

Questions for the presenters can be e-mailed to Dr. David Krause, Director of the AIM program at You can follow the link below to be directed to a pdf which will direct you to the six student equity recommendations

Link to 9/23 write-ups:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dennis Krause video at Bonneville Salt Flats, August 2011

Dennis Krause's Mustang at Bonneville Salt Flats, 2011

Want to experience 200+ mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats? Then watch this video of Dennis Krause (my brother) as he participated in Speed Week last month.

YouTube video: 
 Krause Mustang on Salt Flats August 2011

This is a small glimpse into what Salt Flats racing is about. Enjoy!

Monday, September 12, 2011

3rd Set of AIM Equity Presentations for the Fall Semester

The 3rd set of AIM Equity Fund presentations will be held Friday, September 16 at Cleary Gull. This is the first AIM program ‘road show’ of the fall semester.

Questions for the presenters can be instant messaged into the AIM Room or e-mailed to Dr. Krause, Director of the AIM program.  
Follow the link below to a pdf which will direct you to the five student equity recommendations. Please feel free to e-mail me questions that you would like asked during the Q&A period (

Link to 9/16 write-ups: 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

All Student Equity Write-Ups Since Inception of the AIM Program

Copies of all student equity presentations since the inception of the AIM program in 2005 can be accessed by following this link:

If you want to search for a specific company or stock symbol, use the search box on the top of the page as all of the documents are indexed. 

If you are interested in attending an AIM Fund presentation, please contact Dr. David Krause at

September 9th AIM Presentations

2nd set of AIM Equity Fund presentations to be held Friday, September 9, in AIM Room at 3:00 pm (CST).
The second AIM Investment Advisory meeting of the semester will be held on Friday, September 9th, from 3 - 4:30 pm in the AIM Research Room (4th floor of the College of Business Administration, Straz Hall). This will follow another open house at 2:00 pm for students interested in learning more about the AIM program.

The presentations will also be carried live on video-conference. Questions for the presenters can be instant messaged into the AIM Room or e-mailed to Dr. Krause, Director of the AIM program.

Follow the link below to a pdf which will direct you to seven student equity recommendations. If you are not able to attend the presentations in person in the future, please feel free to e-mail me questions that you would like asked during the Q&A period (

Link to 9/9 write-ups: