(April 1, 2010)--College of Business finance students Will Jones, Addison Lofton, Andre Moreira and Rafael Velez were named regional finalists in the Texas CFA Investment Research Challenge. The purpose of the competition is to teach best practices in research to the next generation of analysts.
The undergraduate students had to analyze, write and present a report recommending buy, sell or hold positions on a publicly traded company. "The experience allowed me to use the tools learned in the classroom for a real valuation project," said Velez, chairman of the Investment Society. "Our research was no different from the street research published by investment banks. This competition was a true application of rigor with relevance."
Cheryl Linthicum, UTSA associate professor of accounting, and Ron Sweet, UTSA lecturer in finance and Investment Society adviser, mentored the students. Ten teams competed in the competition. Additional finalists were Louisiana State University, Southern Methodist University, University of Houston and the University of Texas at Dallas. The finalists presented their oral presentations in February in Dallas.
The Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) will host an end of year celebration to honor día del niño (Day of the Child), including hands-on demonstrations, cultural dance performances, scavenger hunts and more.
UTSA Downtown Campus
The College of Public Policy and the Office for Community Services present a 100th anniversary salute to the late Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez. A distinguished panel will discuss Gonzalez's historical impact. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328) , Downtown Campus
The UTSA community is invited to honor the roughly 2,600 UTSA staff members who contribute to the success of the university and its students.
University Center Ballroom, Main Campus
Rosales credits UTSA for guiding him from music to Wall Street
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