AIM Students Heard From a Variety of Equity and Hedge Fund Experts
The Fall 2018 semester in Marquette’s AIM program ended with a flurry of activity. Over the last two weeks of the semester there were 14 AIM equity pitches and three sets of outside speakers.
The guests included Thomas Digenan, Marquette alumnus and long-time AIM supporter. Tom is the Head of US Intrinsic Value Equities, UBS Asset Management. Operating out of the UBS Chicago office, Tom is active with the Chicago CFA Society and he has been an investments instructor in Marquette’s MBA program. He visits the AIM program each year and is effective in linking investment theory and practice.
|Jason Rector after his presentation in AIM|
Jason Rector and Ryan Johnston, Marquette AIM alumnus, again spoke to Dr. Krause’s students in Alternative Investments and the two AIM classes. Jason is a Senior Analyst at the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) in Madison and Ryan Johnston is a Junior Analyst in SWIB’s Funds Alpha group.
|Bill Walker and Ryan Johnston |
discuss portable alpha strategies
They are focusing on the management of an absolute return portfolio focused in hedge funds as well as a traditional beta one portfolios with equity and credit mandates. There areas of coverage and expertise include equities, credit, event, relative value, systematic / quantitative strategies, and niche areas such as reinsurance and litigation arbitrage. During class they emphasized SWIB’s investment process and focused on portfolio construction and risk management – as well as their due diligence process.
|Ryan Hamilton in Marquette's AIM Room|
Another guest to the AIM program was Ryan Hamilton, who is a Research Analyst at Morgan Dempsey Capital Management in Milwaukee. Ryan talked about the CFA program, as well the investment process he follows at Morgan Dempsey. Ryan’s primary role at Morgan Dempsey is as an Analyst on the Small/Micro Cap Value team. Ryan is a Portfolio Manager on the Small/Mid Cap and All Cap teams.
|Ryan Hamilton represented the Milwaukee CFA Society |
when he visited Marquette's campus recently
Prior to joining Morgan Dempsey, Ryan was a Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst and trader with Voit & Hamilton, LLC. He joined Morgan Dempsey with over 7 years of experience in securities analysis, portfolio management and trading. Ryan is a former United States Marine, a combat veteran, and an Eagle Scout. He also has taught and tutored advanced financial topics at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Ryan’s primary role at Morgan Dempsey is as an Analyst on the Small/Micro Cap Value team. Ryan is a Portfolio Manager on the Small/Mid Cap and All Cap teams.