Undergraduate Investment Conference

Ross School of Business / October 20-22 2017
Presented by The Kudla Foundation

About the Event


The Undergraduate Investment Conference is the largest student-run investing conference in the United States. Now in its 10th year, the UIC has become the premiere destination for undergraduates interested in a career on the buy-side, and for companies to recruit the top investing talent in the world.

The 2017 UIC will provide a dynamic forum for education and networking the brightest minds in investing and the most talented undergraduate students in the world.

27+

Schools

Compete annually in the UIC Stock Pitch Competition, judged by some of the top minds in investing.

15+

Speakers

The UIC is regularly attended by dozens of luminaries from the hedge fund and private equity industries.

1000+

Students

Have participated in the UIC and gained valuable exposure to the buy-side.

past keynote speakers


  • Brian Stutland

    Founder and CIO, Equity Armor Investments

    Doug Chase

    Founder and Manager, Ascendancy Capital

    Kenneth Buckfire

    President and Co-Founder, Miller Buckfire & Co

    John Griffin

    Founder and President, Blue Ridge Capital

    Marc Lasry

    CEO and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group

Brian Stutland
Founder and CIO, Equity Armor Investments

Brian Stutland founded Equity Armor Investments, an investment advisory firm. Stutland, as CIO, helps to service clients in the financial world and create licensed indices using Equity Armor’s proprietary trading methodologies. Stutland first established himself as a true market participant as founder and head trader of the biggest VIX options market making firm on the CBOE from 2006 to 2014. Brian graduated Cum Laude in 1997 from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering and later received a M.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1999 before becoming a floor trader in 1999. He currently holds licenses for Series 65 and 56.

Doug Chase
Founder and Manager, Ascendancy Capital

Doug Chase is currently the Founder and Manager of Ascendancy Capital Management LLC.  In 2002, Mr. Chase co-founded the Boston Office for American Express Asset Management (now AmeriPrise).  At one point Doug was simultaneously managing 11 long-only funds and co-managing a $400M hedge fund.  Mr. Chase was previously an Assistant Manager of the Magellan Fund at Fidelity Investments. Doug later served on the Board of Directors/Advisors for three private companies, while also developing and teaching a course for the MBA program at Ross beginning in 2007.  In 2010 Doug was made an Adjunct Professor by Ross.

Mr. Chase holds a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley and an MBA, with High Distinction, from Michigan Ross Business School.
Kenneth Buckfire
President and Co-Founder, Miller Buckfire & Co

Kenneth A. Buckfire is President and co-Founder of Miller Buckfire & Co. During his 30 year career in restructuring he has advised clients in a broad range of industries. In addition to co-founding Miller Buckfire in 2002, he co-founded Marblegate Asset Management in 2008 which was sold when Stifel Financial acquired Miller Buckfire in 2012.


Mr. Buckfire is on the Board of Advisors of the Zell-Lurie Institute at the Ross Business School, New Mountain Capital and the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation for New Americans. He has been a director of numerous other public and private companies. Mr. Buckfire is a Visiting Professor at Columbia Business School, where he received his MBA in 1987. He received his B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Michigan in 1980.

John Griffin
Founder and President, Blue Ridge Capital
John A. Griffin, Founder and President of Blue Ridge Capital, started in 1996. Prior to Blue Ridge, he served in various positions at Tiger Management, eventually becoming President. Previously, he was a financial analyst in the Morgan Stanley Merchant Banking group. Mr. Griffin is the Founder of iMentor.org, a nonprofit online mentoring organization, started in 1999. He also founded the Blue Ridge Foundation, an incubator of start-up non-profits. He serves on the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation and the Julian H. Robertson Family Foundation. Additionally, Mr. Griffin serves on the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia and is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation.

He has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Mr. Griffin is also a visiting professor at the University of Virginia where he teaches an investment seminar during the fall semester.
Marc Lasry
CEO and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group
Mr. Lasry is the Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of the Avenue Capital Group.  Distressed investing has been the focus of his professional career for over 32 years.  Mr. Lasry previously managed capital for Amroc Investments. Prior to that, Mr. Lasry was Co–Director of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department at Cowen & Company.

Mr. Lasry is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations,and  serves on the Board of Directors of The Clinton Global Initiative and the Board of the 92nd Street Y.  Mr. Lasry is also currently serving as a director of AgroFresh Solutions Inc and is the Chairman of the Board for Boulevard Acquisition Corp. II. Mr. Lasry graduated with a B.A. in History from Clark University (1981) and a J.D. from New York Law School (1984).

Contact


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