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CMC
University of Wisconsin-Madison's premiere student-run investment club
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The CMC

Founded in 2009, the Capital Management Club (CMC) is a student-run investment club at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Club members learn about the challenges of investing in stocks by actively researching potential investment ideas and presenting their conclusions to the club. Membership exists in two tiers, with full members (known as portfolio analysts) having completed the rigorous stock pitch and interview process. Successful pitches are purchased in a “real money” portfolio provided to the club by the Hawk Center for Applied Security Analysis. The Club also organizes networking opportunities with investment industry professionals through guest speakers and company visits.. View More

Our Executive Board

Travis Bradford

President

Griffin Haase

Vice President

Tien Zhuen Lee

Treasurer

Patrick Hoffman

Pitch Logistics Co-Chair

Kyle Lindgren

Pitch Logistics Co-Chair

Elise Gerard

Member Relations Chair

Trip Hanley

Marketing Chair

Nick Okon

Career Development Co-Chair

Brennan Flaherty

Career Development Co-Chair

Elena Wallenfang

Recruitment Co-Chair

Taran Katta

Recruitment Co-Chair

Conor McCarthy

Chair, Event Coordinator

Our Blog: CMCnotes

Private Equity Associate Opportunity - Summer 2020 Read more

Private Equity Associate Opportunity - Summer 2020

Passing along a prvate equity investment associate opportunity with the Stephens Group for Summer 2020. The Stephens Group (“SG”) is a private equity firm based in Little Rock, AR targeting investments in industries across the U.S., including industrial and commercial products and services, specialty distribution, B2B food and beverage, consumer products, and technology infrastructure and tech-enabled services. SG is backed by the resources of the Stephens Family. SG targets deploying $150 - $200 million of equity capital each year, which equates to a fund of $800 million to $1 billion.

11 Rules for Equity Valuation Read more

11 Rules for Equity Valuation

Enterprising Investor, a CFA Institute publication had a nice summary of James Valetine’s CFA Institute 2017 Conference presentation: Equity Research and Valuation. Valentine is a former transportation analyst with Morgan Stanley who now runs AnalystSolutions, an equity analyst evaluation and training firm. He is also the author of Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts, an excellent how-to book for aspiring analysts. We assign numerous readings from the book in the Applied Equity Markets Research (AEMR) class and highly recommend it. The author describes Valentine’s 11 rules of thumb when determining equity valuations and setting price targets.

Screening for Ideas Read more

Screening for Ideas

In an earlier post (Investment Philosophy Matters When Generating Ideas) we highlighted that growth and value investors typically look at different things when identifying new ideas. Growth investors tend to focus on growth in sales and earnings, while value investors focus on price relative to something that proxies for the value of the company like assets, earnings, or cash flows. Professional investors generate ideas in many ways, but one common approach is to use screens that filter a large universe of stocks for the ones with characteristics the investors think likely to yield attractive investments - consistent with their philosophy. Factset has a powerful screening tool you can use to identify your own ideas.

Goldman Sachs Recruiting Read more

Goldman Sachs Recruiting

CMC alumnus Jessica Chen wants you to know Goldman Sachs 2020 summer analyst application is now open. The attached documents describe the opportunities and outline the recruiting process with links to Goldman's career site. Goldman reviews applications on a rolling basis - so apply as soon as you are ready to begin the interview process.

Good luck!

 

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