L-R: Professor Phil Zhu, Ivan Yeo, Daniel Idzkowski, Antonin Jardin, and Rohan Dixit

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SIF Students Place Third at Global Forum

Jul 16, 2012

The Eberhardt School of Business Student Investment Fund team won third place in the Value Style Portfolio Investment Competition-undergraduate division at the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) II forum in New York City in March, said Phil Zhu, Assistant Professor of Finance at University of the Pacific Stockton campus.

One of the largest student-managed investment fund conferences in the world, G.A.M.E. II included more than 1,000 participants from 118 colleges and universities representing 43 countries, 42 states and Washington, D.C. Student Investment Fund team members were Rohan Dixit '12, Daniel Idzkowski '12, foreign-exchange student Antonin Jardin, and Ivan Yeo '13.

Professor Zhu and his team of students had a rare opportunity to hear from and interact with some of the top industry leaders in business and finance. The trip was sponsored by the Pacific Fund and Eberhardt School of Business.

"Digesting the information and opinions from these prominent professionals provided insight far beyond the words of a textbook," Dixit said.

The Pacificans also participated in a student-managed portfolio competition and took a tour of Wall Street. During the competition, students presented the SIF's objectives, management style, holdings and economic outlook.

The opportunity helped the students enhance presentation skills and created valuable exposure for University of the Pacific. They also attended breakout sessions on various business fields, such as Real Assets, Investment Banking, Property Trading and Wealth Management.