Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Seventh Set of AIM Equity Presentations of the Semester Were Delivered by the Students in the Class of 2017 on Friday, October 14th

On Friday (10/14/2016) Six Students in the AIM Class of 2017 Pitched the 7th Set of Stocks During the Fall Semester – Over 30 Stocks Have Been Presented This Semester
Yiqiu (Ethan) Zhu, Nick Dykema, Jaclyn Godwin, 
Jack O'Connor, Taylor Smith, and Joe Mungenast
presented this week
Over 40 students attended the seventh set of equity pitches delivered by the Class of 2017 in the AIM Room on Friday, October 14, 2016. The six AIM student presentations also were viewed on-line via a webcast by more than 10 alumni and family members across North America – and numerous others joined via Twitter.

Nick Dykema pitching Mercury Systems

Friday marked the conclusion of the first round of equity presentations – and following fall break next week – each student will again be responsible for at least one more stock pitch this semester.

The AIM student equity pitches take place each Friday afternoon during the semester – either in the AIM Room or at a local investment company. You can also watch the live presentations by the students in the AIM Class of 2017 via webcast.

This week's presentations included:

Student Presenter Sector Company Name Ticker
Nick Dykema Technology Mercury Systems, Inc. MRCY
Jaclyn Godwin Intl Financial Services Qiwi plc QIWI
Jack O'Connor Healthcare AMN Healthcare Services AHS
Taylor Smith Intl Technology Gemalto GTOMY
Joe Mungenast Healthcare Ardelyx ARDX
Yiqiu (Ethan) Zhu Intl Technology SAP SE SAP

Jaclyn Godwin
presented Qiwi

Of the six presentations this week – three were focused on the AIM Small Cap Equity Fund (which is benchmarked to the Russell 2000 Index) and three on the AIM International Equity Fund (benchmarked to the Russell Global ex US Index).

The students prepare and distribute a professional equity write-up (note: every AIM write-up since the inception of the program in 2005 is archived here).

This week’s equity write-ups can be found at:  AIM EquityWrite-Up 10/14

Joe Mungenast
pitching Ardelyx
The students are responsible for making a seven-minute pitch before their peers, faculty and any alumni or investment professional in attendance. Following the student’s pitch the floor is opened up for a question and answer session that lasts about ten minutes. This has been highly instructive as the students must be prepared to defend their investment recommendation and answer questions in an extemporaneous manner.

Note: The ballot is prepared and buy and sell recommendations are voted upon by the students over the weekend. The transactions are executed at the beginning of the week.