THIS WEEK: Leaders of the World’s Largest Financial Firms Convene at Michigan Ross

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If a finance career is your goal, you’ll want to be at the Engage Undergraduate Investment Conference (UIC) this Friday at Michigan Ross.  

Executives ranging from international firms BlackRock and Apollo Global Management to regional powerhouses such as Rockbridge Growth Equity will lead discussions for the 350 attendees planning to take part in the Oct. 20-22 event.

“The Engage UIC brings buy-side professionals to network with, recruit, and speak to students through a series of networking meetings, speaker panels, and the nation’s largest student stock pitch competition,” said one of the event’s organizers, Alex Rein, BBA ‘19. “This is a rare opportunity for Ross students to hear from famous investors such as Bill Miller and Lyrical founder Andrew Wellington, and to meet with representatives from top firms including Point72, Bain Capital, SIG, and more.”

Topics covered include women in investing, investing in the sports industry, distressed investing, as well as in-depth chats with the founders of Moelis & Co. and Lyrical Asset Management.

All Ross students are invited to attend the Friday afternoon keynote panel from 12:30-2:00pm, featuring Bill Miller (Former Chairman & CIO, Legg Mason), Mellody Hobson (President, Ariel Investments), Jeff Kleintop (Chief Global Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab), and Jeff Rosenberg (Chief Fixed Income Strategist, BlackRock). Students must register here.

A stock pitch competition will feature teams from over 25 schools; the winning team will present their pitch to the entire conference audience.

The three-day conference is sponsored by Point72, as well as Capital Group, Susquehanna International Group and Janus Henderson Investors. Michigan Interactive Investments, an investment club at Ross, is organizing the conference. MII maintains a student-run $1,000,000 investment portfolio (generously funded by the David Kudla Foundation) with the goal of educating members about investing through interactive portfolio management. By maintaining a small, dedicated member base of approximately 60 undergraduate students, MII is able to effectively teach members about investing in a variety of equity, fixed income, and derivative securities.