A RISE-ing Success

With two Federal Reserve presidents and the presence of reporters and anchors from national financial media, the University of Dayton's RISE 13 garnered unprecedented media coverage.

For the third year, Bloomberg Radio's Kathleen Hays, broadcast her three-hour show from RISE and moderated the Federal Reserve Presidents' panel. She also interviewed President Daniel J. Curran; David Kudla, executive director of RISE and CEO and CIO of Mainstay Capital Management LLC; Tim O'Connell, assistant vice president for athletics and executive director for the University of Dayton Arena and finance student A.J. Ziegler on topics that included RISE, UD Arena, finance education, UDCI and the University's innovative news tuition plan.  In the weeks prior to the event, Hays also mentioned RISE numerous times in interviews with Kudla and RISE speakers such as Mellody Hobson. 

CNBC's five live broadcasts during the day brought unprecedented national and international visibility to the University and the forum. In addition to a Federal Reserve Bank president, the head of TIAA-CREF and Kudla, Steve Liesman, senior economics reporter for CNBC, devoted a segment to Davis Center for Portfolio Management students A.J. Ziegler and Michael Hermes about the center's $16-million student-managed portfolio. Liesman even asked for their stock picks.

The media coverage enhanced the reputation of the University as a national leader in innovative financial education, with the ability to attract the participation and attention of some of the most influential leaders in the finance industry.  

Winners of the RISE 13 student-managed portfolio competition received national attention for their achievements. 

"This year's success has taken RISE to a new level and solidified its standing as the pre-eminent student investment forum in the world," said Kudla. "By attracting leaders and policymakers from the financial industry as well as A-list journalists, RISE offers students an unparalleled, interactive experience.



4/4 – CNBC "Street Signs" 15 Students, $16 Million & 1 Portfolio

4/4 – CNBC "Squawk Box" Liesman interview with Lockhart. Watch here.

4/4 – CNBC "Squawk on the Street." Watch here.

4/4 – CNBC "Closing Bell" Ferguson interview. Watch here.

4/4 – CNBC "Street Signs" Kudla interview. Watch here. 


4/4 – Bloomberg Radio "The Hays Advantage" Interview with Dr. Curran and student A.J. Ziegler. Listen here.

4/4 – Bloomberg Radio "The Hays Advantage" Interview with Tim O'Connell. Listen here.


5/16 - BloombergBusinessweek - And the Winner of the Top Student-run Investment Fund is ...

4/10 - Wall Street Journal - Underdog Undergrads From Jersey City Win Investing Competition

4/4 – Reuters – Fed Evans toys with idea of low rates until jobless down to 5.5 percent

4/4 – Reuters – Bernanke doesn't comment on U.S. outlook in speech to students

4/4 – Bloomberg – Lockhart joins Evans clarifying goals for job-market gains

4/4 – Bloomberg – Fed's Lockhart, Evans want more job growth before QE end

4/4 – Bloomberg – Bernanke says crisis highlights need for financial literacy

4/4 – Bloomberg – Lockhart says he's not convinced economy will strengthen in 2013

4/4 – Dow Jones/WSJ – Fed's Evans and Lockhart discuss how QE3 could end

4/4 – Market News International – Fed's Evans/Lockhart: jobs focus, asset buys are succeeding.

4/4 – The Washington Post – Pace of hiring probably slowed in March, economists forecast

4/4 – American Banker – Bernanke: Financial Education Key Part of Fed's Mission

4/4 – BusinessReport – "Crisis highlights need for literacy"


4/4 - MLive Media Group, Michigan - Grand Blanc CEO delivers opening remarks at world's largest student investment conference in Dayton, Ohio

4/4 – Mind & Market blog – RISE 2013

Prior to the event, there were numerous mentions in outlets with calendars listing upcoming Federal Reserve Events

Dayton-area Media


4/4 – ABC22/Fox45 – Watch here.

4/4 – WDTN – Watch here.

4/4 – WHIO-TV – Watch here.

2/17 – WHIO-TV – WHIO Reports; watch here.

2/24 – WHIO radio public service program. 


4/5 – Dayton Daily News – Fed presidents urge patience with economy

4/5 – Dayton Daily News – RISE students want careers to benefit society

4/1 – Dayton Daily News – Finance VIPs RISE at UD Arena

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