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Saturday Morning Breakout Sessions


PLEASE NOTE:  Breakout registration will open on Tuesday, March 4. Registrants will be sent an e-mail that announces the opening and provides instructions for registering. You must complete your breakout registration by Monday, March 10, at which time the online registration system will close. 

Session I:  8 – 9:30 a.m.
Session II:  10 – 11:30 a.m.
On our registration website, you’ll have the opportunity to select two from the following list. The faculty presentations will span both Session I and Session II.

Career Strategies Panel: Portfolio Management

Moderator: Morgan Metz, Analyst, Global Multi Asset Group, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, New York, NY
Christine Pleiman, Analyst, Global Multi Asset Group, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, New York, NY
Adam R. Schaffer, Portfolio Manager & Research Analyst, Buckingham Capital Management, Dayton, OH
Edward A. Zimmer III, CFA, Associate Investment Analyst, Hamilton Capital Management, Columbus, OH
Panel Description:  The Portfolio Management career panelists will conduct an interactive discussion with attendees that will examine these young professionals' responsibilities, trends in the industry, tales of their personal experiences, and suggestions as to how to pursue a career in portfolio management.

Career Strategies Panel: Mergers & Acquisitions - Investment Banking, Private Equity and Venture Capital

Moderator: Robert Green, Associate, Baird Capital Ventures, Chicago, IL
Micaela Drolshagen, Associate, BlackRock Private Equity Partners, Princeton, NJ
Margaret E. Graham, Analyst, Western Reserve Partners LLC, Cleveland, OH 
Steve Pangle, Analyst, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, Detroit, MI
Tod Pesses, Analyst, Huron Capital Partners, Detroit, MI  
Panel Description:  This panel will focus on careers in investment banking, private equity, and venture capital, including junior professionals' responsibilities, necessary skills, and how to enter the industry.

Career Strategies Panel: Wealth Management and Private Banking

Moderator: James Ortman, Private Banking Associate, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Cincinnati, OH
Kristin A. Fishbaugh, CFA, Wealth Advisor & Portfolio Manager, RiverPoint Capital Management, Cincinnati, OH
James Hankenhof, Financial Advisor, Plante Moran Financial Advisors, Columbus, OH 
Ryan Ross, CFP, Financial Advisor, Wayne Hummer Investments, Chicago, IL 
Panel Description:  The Wealth Management career panel will discuss careers and trends in financial planning, wealth management, and financial advisory, including how to enter the industry.

Career Strategies Panel: Hedge Funds & Proprietary Trading

Moderator: Joseph Recker, Associate, Highbridge Capital Management, LLC, New York, NY
Brett Adlard, Associate, BMO Capital Markets, Chicago, IL
Joe Krawczak, Analyst, Zelman Capital, Beachwood, OH
Kenny Wittenberg, FX Trader, Gelber Group LLC, Chicago, IL 
Panel Description:  The Hedge Funds & Proprietary Trading Panel will be an interactive session with investment professionals providing commentary on their careers in hedge funds and proprietary trading as well as answering questions about the industry.

Career Strategies Presentation: CFA Institute - Raising Standards of Professional Excellence

Presented by:  Charles E. Appeadu, Ph.D., CFA, Head, University Relations, CFA Institute, Charlottesville, VA
Session Description: CFA Institute provides current, comprehensive, and industry leading educational opportunities so that investment professionals and those aspiring to work in the industry can stand out in their dedication to the highest professional practices. By promoting the advanced skills needed to ensure competence and excellence in the workplace, CFA Institute programs set the standard for investment practice and are respected as some of the most challenging professional training in the global industry. These programs require strong self-motivation and give individuals completing them a significant competitive edge. This presentation will provide details on the development, requirements, and benefits of the: 

  • Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charter, the global investment industry’s most challenging and most widely respected graduate-level investment credential;
  • Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM®), the industry’s only credential dedicated to investment performance analysis as well as measurement, evaluation, ethics, and application of the GIPS® reporting standards; and
  • ClaritasTM ®Investment Certificate, designed to give everyone working with investment decision makers a clear understanding of the essential aspects of our industry.

Call for Papers:  Faculty-Only Research and Best Practices Presentations

Moderator:  Carl Chen, Ph.D., Professor and William J. Hoben Chair in Finance, School of Business Administration, University of Dayton, OH

Presentations (sequence of presentations subject to change):


Time:  8 am
Welcome (with a few minutes to complete downloading of PowerPoints to podium computer)

Time: 8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Title:  "Shareholder Engagement in a Student Managed Fund"
Presented by:  Kent Saunders, Ph.D., Professor of Finance and Economics, Anderson University, Anderson IN
Abstract:  The focus of this paper will be the application of shareholder engagement within a student managed investment fund at Anderson University.  Specifically, this paper will detail the experience of attending actual annual meetings in person and online, corporate visits, proxy voting, and writing shareowner proposals.

Time: 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Title:  "Leveraging XBRL Technology to Engage Students in Fundamental Analyses"
Presented by:  Christine Tan, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, Fordham University, New York, NY
Abstract:  Since 2009, publicly-listed companies in the U.S. are required to tag their financial statements (10-Ks and 10-Qs) to submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission using eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).  Once a company’s financial statements have been encoded with XBRL (i.e., ‘tagged’), the information contained in the statement is converted into computer-readable information.  This presentation will discuss how professors can leverage the XBRL technology to engage students in company fundamental analyses using “real world” data and also discuss how students can quickly access company financials so that they spend more time on the research and analyses of the information and less time on manually collecting this data. 

Time: 8:45 – 9 a.m.
Title:  "Buy, Sell, No Holds Allowed & Other Methods that Give Students an Edge"
Presented by:  Laurian C. Lytle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance, Faculty Advisor, Student Managed Investment Fund, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
Abstract:  Bridging academic training and practices in the investment industry can provide students an edge in securing a job in the very competitive investment industry.  Approaches to analysis that require students to form a strong fundamentally based opinion, build models from the ground up versus using standardized data, and focus on qualitative analysis provide a solid foundation for future equity analysts and portfolio managers.

Time: 9 – 9:15 a.m.
Title:"Walsh University’s Mission-Driven Investment Team"
Presented by: Christian C. Senk,
Assistant Professor, DeVille School of Business, Walsh University, and Attorney at Law, North Canton, OH
Co-Author:  Michael P. May, Adjunct Professor, Walsh University, North Canton, OH
Abstract: Walsh University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts and sciences institution, and its mission is to "educate its students to become leaders in service to others through a values-based education with an international perspective in the Judeo-Christian tradition." This mission not only drives Walsh University as a whole, but also its independent parts, particularly its newly-formed investment team. At Walsh, we carefully select students that not only abide by its mission, but who also will comply with the Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines promulgated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Time: 10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Title:  "Using the CANSLIM to Select Stocks"
Presented by:  Mathew Keyes,
Assistant Professor of Finance, Loras College, Dubuque, IA 
Co-Author:  Thomas Carr, Undergraduate Student, LIFE Class, Loras College, Dubuque, IA
Abstract:  How the CANSLIM model, outlined by William O’Neil in his book, “How to Make Money in Stocks,” works as the primary tool for students to use when analyzing companies. Included in the presentation will be a description and demonstration of our model developed from the CANSLIM.

Time: 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Title:  "Integrating Financial Planning into Investments Curriculum"
Presented by:  Charles Chaffin, Ed.D,
Director of Academic Programs and Initiatives, CFP Board, Washington D.C. 
Abstract:  This presentation will focus upon ways in which faculty can integrate financial planning into existing investments courses. Data from a large-scale job-task analysis will be presented, outlining the competencies necessary for practitioners in financial planning. This presentation will also focus upon avenues to further student enrollment and achievement relative to a variety of delivery types and institutions.

Time: 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Title:  "Impact on Student Outcomes - Does More Funding Equal Greater Success?"
Presented by:  
Christian C. Senk, Assistant Professor, DeVille School of Business, Walsh University, and Attorney at Law, North Canton, OH
Abstract:  Due to the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act, we can now measure public school student success with standardized graduation tests. This study attempts to determine whether school funding has any impact on student outcomes, as measured with the standardized graduation tests, from 2004-2013 in Ohio's public schools. Preliminary results indicate that nearly every section of the Ohio graduation test is significantly related to per pupil expenditures.