Finance Society hosted their annual stock pitch competition this Wednesday. Three teams of University of Connecticut students presented on their companies of choice. All three teams were very knowledgeable and performed at a high level this night.
First Place: Dunkin Donuts
Second Place: Ameriprise Financial
Third Place: Starbucks
Left to Right:
Dunkin Donuts (Jay Damania, Nicholas Wehrle, Jack Rupff)
Ameriprise Financial (Shane Cotter, Alexander Greenberg, Mitchell Ives, Kaley Emmerich)
Starbucks (Austin Goll, Katie Roy, Sam Berkun, Jordan Wang)
Senior Alana Phillips and Junior Gabi Horton presented a current events discussion on recent market trends and key market events. Notable meeting topics included Sears’ bankruptcy and Uber and Lyft IPOs. Following the presentation, the meeting was opened up to Q&A where students raised questions regarding different parts of the presentation and additional topics that were not covered by the presentation.
Senior Matt Arons pitched American Express describing why the company was undervalued by the economy, the strengths and weaknesses, as well as catalysts that will promote growth for the firm. This was an an opportunity for junior students to learn how to evaluate and understand companies as well as hear useful insights.
Finance Society had the pleasure of hosting the FDIC on Wednesday October 10th. Members were introduced to the role of the FDIC within the banking system as well as the different roles within the firm. The FDIC plays a key role in insuring deposits in the US banking system as well as insuring the stability of the system.
Today Finance Society offered a current events presentation on current trends and news in the market as well as a senior panel. The current events presentation looked at how interest rate hikes were shaping the market, the effect of trade, and other notable events within the market. It also coordinated a senior panel, where underclassmen were able to learn about the different experiences of different seniors working in different areas of finance. Seniors spoke about their summer experiences, advice and lessons they had for younger students, and more.
Finance Society hosted a delegation from Travelers. The group offered insight in Travelers and the different programs and full time positions available to students. The group welcomed questions from the student organization and offered important and helpful insights and ideas.
Finance Society hosted Moody’s today with guest speaker Tom Marshella. Mr. Marshella offered insight into Moody’s, the markets, and his personal experiences and lessons. He offered valuable advice to Finance Society attendees, who learned a lot from Mr. Marshella.
Today, Finance Society hosted Citigroup with guest speaker Mr. Shapleigh Smith. Mr. Smith gave a presentation describing the different opportunities at Citigroup and shared his experience working in the industry.
Students gathered today for the first meeting of Finance Society during the 2018 academic year. Matt and Alana both spoke about the goals and purpose of the organization and laid out a timeline for the year. Professor Gilson and Advisor Laurel Grisamer highlighted finance opportunities such as the many case and stock pitch competitions during the fall semester for students to get involved in.
Thanks for coming to our first meeting; we are very excited about everything we have planned this semester.
The finance society hosted Head of Research at Fidelity Strategic Advisors Paul Quistberg on Wednesday, April 5th. It was a joint meeting with the accounting society that included a lot of great advice from Paul. Thank you to everyone that participated.