Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Recent AIM Visitors and Activities in April

April has been an active month for students in the AIM program. Sour activities include:
  • Five AIM students advanced to the semi-final round of the CFA Investment Research Challenge in New York City.
  • Over 20 Marquette alumni in New York City hosted a gathering with Dr. Krause and the AIM CFA Challenge team following their presentation.
  • Matt Rose (MU AIM ’08, Alpha Investment Consulting) and Brady Endl (MU MBA ’11, Marquette University) were guests in Dr. Krause's Alternative Investments class where they discussed hedge fund investing.
  • Six AIM alumni visited Marquette's campus and participated in Dr. Krause's Alternative Investment and AIM classes.
  • Five AIM students presented their equity recommendations at Geneva Capital Management.
  • 26 Marquette alumni had dinner with COBA Dean Linda Salchenberger and Dr. Krause at Joey Buona’s Restaurant.
  • The 5th annual Ins and Outs of Wall Street was again successful (see article above).
  •      88 undergraduate students attended
  •      32 Marquette alumni presented at the event
  •      9 Marquette administrators and faculty attended the    day-long event
  • An AIM impromptu event after the Ins and Outs of Wall Street held at a campus watering hole attracted over 50 Marquette alumni and current AIM students.
  • Jason Rector (AIM '09) spoke to Dr. Krause's Alternative Investments and AIM classes.
  • Five students presented their equity recommendations at Timpani Capital Management.
  • Six students pitched stocks in the AIM Room and an open house was held for the freshmen and sophomores interested in the program.

Dr. Krause, AIM director commented, "This has been an amazing past couple of weeks. It is truly incredible to see the growth of the Marquette finance alumni network the past several years. In the New York area alone we've seen a group of 8 Marquette alumni in 2005 grow to over 150 today. It is hard to thank each and every alumnus, but everyone associated with the AIM program and the finance alumni network should be pleased with the successes we've achieved. Thank you all."