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Hawk Center Info Session - Dec. 11

Investing Opportunities for Undergraduates

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Are you interested in investing but don't know where to start? Learn more about investment programs for undergraduates at an info session hosted by the Hawk Center for Investment Analysis.

When: Wednesday, December 11th 4:30-5:30

Where: 1295 Grainger Hall

Complimentary pizza and soda will be served.

RSVP to cara.scadden@wisc.edu

 

CMC Speaker - Brian Hellmer

Careers and the future of investment research

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Brian Hellmer, Managing Director of Public Equities for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, which manages the state of Wisconsin’s $110B pension fund, recently met with a group of CMC members to discuss the changing nature of the investment industry and the future for investment research. Before taking his position with SWIB, Brian was the Director of the Hawk Center for Investment Analysis at UW and a co-advisor to the Capital Management Club. The slides Brian used are attached and you can watch a recording of the session here.

 

CMC Speaker - Betsi Hill

Credit research opportunities and the Applied Security Analysis Program

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Betsi Hill, Co Director of the Hawk Center for Investment Analysis and former buy-side and sell-side credit analyst recently met with a group of CMC members to talk about her career, the credit research role, and credit-related job opportunities for undergraduates. Betsi also described the Hawk Center's Applied Security Analysis Program and the benefits to participating students from its advanced training. The slides Betsi used are attached and you can watch a recording of the session here.

CMC Speaker - Simon Bizien

Career advice from a buy-side equity analyst

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Simon Bizien, a CMC and ASAP alum (’15), and an equity research analyst with Invesco recently met with a group of CMC and ASAP students to talk about what he does as a buy-side analyst several years into his career. He touched on topics including how he originally broke into the business, what he did as a research associate with Janus Henderson, and why and how he moved on to his current position with Invesco. He also discussed idea generation, his research process, and an example of one of his ideas. You can watch a recording of the session here.

TRAINING SUPPLEMENT

Readings and Video

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We added three new readings to supplement the company analysis training session - found on the For Members>Resource Guide page of the webiste at the LINK TO TRAINING SESSION READINGS.

  • Analyzing a Company – The Basics (Ch. 6) discusses evaluating the growth prospects, profitability, financial health, and risk of companies.
  • The Five Competitive Forces that Shape Strategy reviews how analyzing the structure of an industry can help you understand what’s influencing company profitability and identifying trends in the competitive forces can help you anticipate changes in profitability.
  • What Makes a Moat describes the concept of economic moats (structural barriers that protect companies from competition) and reviews Morningstar’s classification of moat sources: intangible assets, cost advantages, switching costs, network effects, and efficient scale.

Finally, UW-ASAP alum Andrew Lane, a Morningstar strategist recently met with the 1st year ASAP students to discuss the Morningstar Moat framework for analyzing companies. A video of Andrew’s talk is here.

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