THE UNDERGRADUATE INVESTMENT CONFERENCE REVOLVES AROUND THE MOST COMPETITIVE UNDERGRADUATE STOCK PITCH COMPETITION IN THE NATION. TEAMS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY PRESENT THEIR STOCK PITCHES IN FRONT OF A PANEL OF PROFESSIONAL INVESTORS FOR A CHANCE TO PRESENT THEIR PITCHES IN FRONT OF THE ENTIRE CONFERENCE AUDIENCE.
Each team of 3-5 members (one of whom must be female) will pitch an equity, long or short. Pitches are evaluated best on quality of idea, analysis, and presentation.
In the first round, teams will present in front of a panel of investors, who will evaluate each pitch on its idea, analysis, and presentation. The top teams from the first round will advance to the final round for a chance to present in front of the entire conference.
Teams who are selected to advance to the final round will pitch their ideas in front of a panel of executive-level investment professionals and the entire conference audience.
Each team must include a female member. Stocks are to come from the universe of companies with market capitalizations above $500 million and share prices above $2 as of the close of regular trading on October 20, 2017. Selections must be a stock (common or preferred), including ADRs and GDRs. ETFs, ETNs, Closed-End Funds, and other exchange-traded securities, including derivatives (options/futures) and currencies, will not be eligible for the competition. We are interested in participants’ abilities to select and evaluate companies, not their ability to evaluate sectors, trends, or managers. Additionally, equities must have a three month average daily volume of at least 100,000 shares (as of the close on October 20, 2017) and must trade on the NASDAQ, NYSE, or NYSE AMEX (no OTCBB or PinkSheets). The opportunity will be evaluated as a long or short position with a three to twelve month investment horizon.