Saturday, September 17, 2016

During the Annual Fall AIM/FMA Visit to Baird, Four Marquette Students Pitched Stock Recommendations for the AIM Funds

The Third Set of Marquette AIM Student Equity Pitches Was Delivered on Friday, September 16th in Baird’s Equity Capital Markets Conference Room

On Friday, September 16th, forty-five Marquette students and faculty visited R.W. Baird in Milwaukee. The Baird event was organized by Sarah Sturycz  and Alice Wycklendt (Marquette  Accounting and Finance - Applied Investment Management, 2012). 
The students heard a presentation about Baird’s Equity Capital Markets Group (including information about their Research, Sales & Trading, and Investment Banking functions). Presenting to the students were:
  •         Amy Junker, Associate Director of Research/Head of Global Corporate Access;
  •         Patrick Brown (Marquette Finance and IT, 2004, and MSAE, 2012), Senior Vice President of Baird Advisors Fixed Income Portfolio Management Team;  and
  •         Andy O’Connell (Marquette Finance – AIM Program, 2008), Vice President and Fixed Income Credit Analyst of Baird Advisors Fixed Income Portfolio Management Team.

Following a question and answer period, four students in the AIM Class of 2017 presented stocks to a group of over 10 Baird equity analysts – in addition to the Marquette students and faculty in attendance. Prior to the event the student equity write-ups were distributed to everyone in attendance. The stocks presented were: 

Brendan Hopkins, Tyler Sucharzewski, Nate Penn, and Mike Robinson
(AIM student presenters)

Dr. David Krause, AIM program director, commented on the Baird visit and student presentations, "Again, our visit to Baird will likely be one of the major highlights of the fall semester. Getting off campus and into businesses is important for the students as they have an opportunity to interact with professionals in the workplace. The Baird information session is an ideal way for students to begin to understand the different functional areas of asset management and investment banking. Additionally, for the students to have the experience to pitch a stock in Baird’s Equity Capital conference room before a group of analysts is amazing. They did a good job and pitched some very interesting stocks. The visit was a success and we are thankful for our relationship with Baird.”

This week’s equity write-ups can be found at: AIM EquityWrite-Up 9_16_16  (Note: every AIM write-up since the inception of the program in 2005 is archived here). 

Next week's presentations will be back in teh AIM Room starting at 3:00 pm.