Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Christi Kubiak and Amie Hahn of Northwestern Mutual Investment Management visited Dr. Krause's Fixed Income class last week

The AIM Program Again Welcomes Northwestern Mutual to Marquette's Campus

Dr. David Krause, Christi Kubiak and Amie Hahn
On Friday, September 16, 2016, two guests visited campus from the fixed income team of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Christi Kubiak (CFA), Director, and Amie Hahn (Marquette AIM 2007, MBA 2011, CFA), Director – Credit Research in the Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Co. talked with students about fixed income investing. This marks the 11th year that personnel from Northwestern Mutual have visited Dr. Krause’s fixed income and AIM classes at Marquette University.

Formerly known as Mason Street Advisors, the Northwestern Mutual Investment Management team manages: Public Fixed Income and Derivatives for the NM’s General Account. Christi and Amie work with public investments and their group manages portfolios with the goal of outperforming market benchmarks over a full market cycle and industry peers over the long-term. The team has over 50 investment professionals who manage more than $100 billion in assets with each portfolio guided by investment professionals who have specific, but linked, roles in distinguishing security opportunities.
Dr. Krause, Christi Kubiak, and Amie Hahn share time
with Andy Krueger in the AIM Room after class

Dr. Krause, AIM program director said, “Christi and Amie did a great job – as usual. They talked with the students about their investment process and their approach to bottom’s up credit research. They employ a combination of approaches including: Relative Value, Fair Value, and Internal Ratings – to complement their strong Fundamental Credit Analysis.” 

Chris Swain, Vice President of NM’s Public Investments, Fixed Income Group, is also a Marquette graduate and is the MBA instructor for Marquette’s fixed income course in the spring semesters. Kristin Holzhauer, Zach Bloom, Ray Auth and Quinn Noel, other notable Marquette alumni, were unable to participate this year; however, they have made frequent visits to Dr. Krause’s classes in past years. We appreciate all of the support of that Northwestern Mutual has provided Marquette and the AIM program over the past decade.