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Baylor Business Students Earn Second Place at Investment Competition

March 18, 2014

By Shelby Blue

Baylor students won second place at the 11th annual Texas Investment Portfolio Symposium (TIPS) on Saturday, Feb. 15. The conference, hosted by Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, provides students an opportunity to interact with investment industry professionals, as well as participate in various competitions, panel discussions and networking events.

Baylor’s team members included Phillip M. Dorr Alumni & Friends Endowed Investment Fund student analysts: Jacob Hamilton, Cris Quinn and Josh Stevens.

The team competed in the Portfolio Manager’s Finalist Competition. The event involves teams pitching their investment process to a panel of investment professionals. Teams have 10 minutes to convince the judges they should be hired to manage the hypothetical account, and the competition runs in a manner similar to the final presentations investment firms make to win institutional business.

Six universities made it to the final round of the Portfolio Manager’s Finalist Competition, including:

  • Rice University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Baylor University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • University of North Texas

“Earning second place in the competition highlighted the unique opportunities Baylor offers its undergraduates, as well as the quality of education and experience Baylor Business students receive,” Jacob Hamilton said. “Presenting in a room full of industry professionals, as well as answering their questions in Q&A provided experience I will find invaluable in professional settings. I’m proud to have represented Baylor and brought a trophy back for our program!”

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