Friday, October 14, 2016

Balyasny Asset Management is again sponsoring Marquette AIM students who wish to attend the Invest For Kids Investment Conference in Chicago later this month

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Marquette AIM Students Headed to Chicago for the 8th Invest For Kids Investment Conference on October 26th

Thanks to the generosity of Balyasny Asset Management, Marquette AIM students will again be able to attend the Invest for Kids investment conference. 

Scott Schroeder (Marquette alumnus, board of trustee member, and co-founder of Balyasny Asset Management) has been involved with the Chicago Invest for Kids organization for several years.  This group will be hosting their 8th annual investment event on Wednesday, October 26th from 1:30 pm -5:30 pm at the Harris Theater in Chicago in addition to a special luncheon/speaker for students only beginning at 11:00am.

Dr. David Krause, AIM program director said, “We are honored to again have the opportunity to attend this significant investment conference. We are thankful to Scott Schroeder and everyone at Balyasny for sponsoring us. Attending events such as this continue to allow us to see how theory is put into practice and is an extensive of our experiential learning process.”

The format of the Invest for Kids Conference is a half-day event features ten very well-known money managers and investment professionals who each speak for 15 minutes on their market views and best investment ideas.   100% of the ticket proceeds go to support organizations serving underprivileged children in Chicago.   Last year nearly 1,200 people attended the Conference and raised over $1.6 million for organizations focused on education, health and wellness, after school programming and mentoring.

Dr. Krause said, “Balyasny has again graciously sponsored a group of Marquette students to attend the conference. We know it is a great opportunity to gain exposure to well know money managers and the investment community (not to mention a networking reception) – it really is a great opportunity for our students.” 

There is additional information on the Invest For Kids website ( including a list of the outstanding keynote speakers. The Invest For Kids conference is the Chicago investment event of the year. The conference features presentations from an elite group of successful investment managers. These managers present their views and ideas in concise 15 minute presentations in an effort to help underprivileged kids in the Chicago area.