Join the National Society for Leadership and Success members and friends as we listen to a local Edward Jones Financial Advisor and gain valuable insights to prepare for the future. Bob Nelson will be speaking on what college students need to be thinking of when it comes to retirement, investing and making investments based on today’s economy.
This spring, four finance students and two finance professors from the Special Topics in Finance class, headed South to view operations at Chicago’s finest financial institutions. The group included Amanda Vogt, Jacob Vehring, Eric Tangko, and Will Thiele along with professors, Dean Johnson and Jim Northey. By the end of the trip, they visited the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The event was hosted by The LaSalle Technology Group, LLC and The Chicago Board Options Exchange.
The Special Topics in Finance class, has spent this semester focusing on the importance of technology in the world of finance. This trip provided an opportunity to see technology and finance in different institutions and gave students a firsthand experience of how the two work together.
“Seeing the trading pits of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange was very exciting. The open outcry trading is the purest form of capitalism at work,” said finance student, Will Thiele.
“We’re very grateful to Dean Darrell Radson and our professors, Dean Johnson and Jim Northey, for making this trip possible for us,” said finance student, Jacob Vehring, “It’s trips like this that enrich the Michigan Tech experience.”
Prof. Dean Johnson added, “We would especially like to thank Doug Hoffman, a long time market maker at the CBOE and current employee there, for his presentation on the history of equity options trading at the CBOE. Doug’s personally led tour and sharing his first hand experiences that go back to 1976 provided an incredible learning opportunity for our students.”
Interested finance students should check out BA4450 Special Topics in Finance.
Photos provided courtesy of Jim Northey.
The School of Business and Economics is proud to host the Research Seminar Series. This series provides our faculty the opportunity to discuss their recent research endeavors in a setting with colleagues, students, and staff. Each Research Seminar will feature a 25-30 minute presentation, 10 minutes of questions, and then refreshments and socializing for everyone in participation. A new presenter will be speaking each month, please check back for a complete schedule.
Assistant Professor of Finance, Maria Schutte, will be speaking on “Institutional Ownership and the Idiosyncratic Risk Premium.”
Please join us for Dr. Schutte’s presentation on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 from 3-4pm in the Academic Office Building, first floor, conference room 101.
Maria Schutte, assistant professor of finance in the School of Business and Economics was quoted in an article titled: “Buy, Sell, Hold Stock Ratings Being Replaced By New Terms That Stand For…Buy, Sell, Hold” by J. Bansia. This article is featured on the Investor’s Daily Journal website.
Schutte was also featured in Tech Today regarding this article.