Engage® Undergraduate Investment Conference

OCT. 18 - 19, 2019


About the Event

Michigan Interactive Investments hosts the annual ENGAGE® Undergraduate Investment Conference at the Ross School of Business each fall. ENGAGE® The UIC promotes interaction between students from across the country and some of the most experienced professionals in the financial services industry. The conference revolves around a student stock pitch competition and a slate of keynote speeches and panels.

2017 Engage Undergraduate Investment Conference Recap

Check out some of the highlights of the 2017 Engage Undergraduate Investment Conference!

Posted by Michigan Interactive Investments on Monday, February 19, 2018



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



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

2019 Morning Keynote


    Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC


    President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC
As CNBC's senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman reports on all aspects of the economy, including the Federal Reserve and major economic indicators. He appears on "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET), as well as other CNBC programs throughout the business day. Liesman joined CNBC from The Wall Street Journal where he served as a senior economics reporter covering monetary policy, international economics, academic research and productivity. At the Journal, Liesman previously worked as an energy reporter, and Moscow bureau chief. He won an Emmy for his coverage of the financial crisis and was a member of the reporting team recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for stories chronicling the crash of the Russian financial markets. Prior to joining the Journal in 1994, Liesman was the business editor for The Moscow Times, where, as the founding business editor for the country's first English-language daily newspaper, he helped create the publication's stock index, which was the country's first. Liesman also has worked as a business reporter for both the St. Petersburg Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and The Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla. Liesman holds an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in English from the State University of New York, Buffalo. Follow Steve Liesman on Twitter @steveliesman.
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Charles L. Evans took office on September 1, 2007, as the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Seventh District Federal Reserve Bank, at Chicago. In 2018, he serves as an alternate voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.
Before becoming president, Dr. Evans was director of research and a senior vice president at the Chicago Fed. In that capacity he oversaw the Bank's research in monetary policy, banking and financial markets, and regional economics. In addition, he had supervisory responsibility for the Bank's Consumer and Community Affairs unit and the Public Affairs Department. Dr. Evans also served as an associate economist on the FOMC. Prior to his appointment as research director, Dr. Evans was a vice president and senior economist in the Economic Research Department with responsibility for the macroeconomics research group. His research has focused on measuring the effects of monetary policy on U.S. economic activity, inflation, and financial market prices. His research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Handbook of Macroeconomics. Dr. Evans has taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Chicago Fed in 1991, he was an assistant professor of economics at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Evans received a B.A. in economics from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He is married and has two children.


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