Monday, February 24, 2020

Tom Eck, Managing Director of Silvercrest Asset Management, Spoke to the Students in the AIM Class of 2021 on Monday, February 24, 2020

Tom Eck of Silvercrest Asset Management Group Visited Marquette's AIM Program on Monday, February 24, 2020

 A Perennial Guest in the AIM Program - Tom Eck Discussed Equity Assessment and Valuation

Tom Eck
Silvercrest Asset Management

On Monday, February 24th, Tom Eck of Silvercrest Asset Management was the guest lecturer in the AIM program. 

The students in the Class of 2021 – similar to all of the other AIM classes over the years – were able to hear Tom’s insights on the investment industry and his approach to stock assessment and valuation.

Maybe most importantly, Tom discussed the process of how to sell an existing holding. He said, "Everybody likes to pitch buy recommendations, but it is equally important to know how to hold and eventually sell stocks."

Tom Eck, a Managing Director, joined Silvercrest in 2019 as a result of their acquisition of Cortina Asset Management, where he was a founding principal.

Tom has more than 20 years’ experience in the investment industry. In addition to his broader portfolio management oversight, his deep research effort is directed toward health care, financial and media companies.

Tom Eck in the AIM Room at Marquette
Mr. Eck joined the State of Wisconsin Investment Board in 1997, spending two years as a Research Analyst, and from 1999 to 2001 he was an Analyst for a small/mid-cap domestic equities team at Strong Capital Management. 

In 2001, Mr. Eck joined U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, now known as Nuveen Asset Management, to co-manage the Health Sciences Sector Fund and began managing institutional and individual portfolios dedicated to the small cap asset class in 2003. 

Tom Eck - Friend of AIM 
He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. Mr. Eck received a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A from Marquette University.

Dr. David Krause, AIM program director said, “It is always a pleasure to host Tom. The AIM students enjoy his interactive style of presentation – he keeps them on their toes intellectually. He is very effective in bringing the world of investing to life. Besides discussing valuation in detail, Tom prompted the students to think about the sell decision – which is as important as the buy decision.”

Krause continued, “Tom is among the initial group of Milwaukee-area investment managers that meet at Mo’s in 2004 to discuss the creation of the AIM program. I consider him a good friend and have always valued his consul – I greatly appreciate his willingness to talk with students outside of his visits to campus. He has taught our Investments course at Marquette and has hosted numerous AIM gatherings over the years. He is a true Friend of AIM."