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Jet Theriac (MSF ’05) | July 2018

Theriac (MSF 2005) was named to Institutional Investor’s 2018 30 Hedge Fund Rising Stars list. Theriac is Managing Partner at Lanternback Capital. He began his hedge fund career at George Weiss Associates, where he spent more than 3 years as an analyst before heading to Balyasny Asset Management. There, he was a portfolio manager and co-head of the San Francisco office. Theriac then moved to Hutchin Hill Capital, where he was a managing director of global equities, leading the group that

Five Hough master’s programs rank in top five among publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Programs across the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business once again remained in the top five among public institutions in the 2018 edition of Eduniversal’s Best Master’s Ranking. For the second year, the Master of Science in Management took the No. 1 position among U.S. publics, and UF MBA’s Full-Time program remained in the No. 5 spot. The Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate was named

GSIF gives back to scholarship program

The Gator Student Investment Fund (GSIF) made a $9,500 donation to the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program this spring. Last year, the fund announced it would be making annual payments through an endowment-like structure that pays three percent of the portfolio value to the Florida Opportunity Scholars Program, which pursues the primary goal of graduating first-generation, low-income undergraduate students. GSIF is a student-managed investment fund that gives members a realistic asset management experience. The fund currently has $500,000 assets under

MSF Program hosts panel about responsible investing

The Master of Science in Finance program hosted an important panel on April 27. The discussion was titled “Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) Investing … the Materiality of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues in the Investment Decision Making Process.” The panel was moderated by Emily Chasan, who is the Sustainable Finance Editor for Bloomberg. Joining her for the discussion were: Karina Funk, CFA, Portfolio Manager/Head of Sustainable Investing, Brown Advisory Stephen Freedman, PhD, CFA, who is the Head of Sustainable

Finance graduate students win ACG Cup Case Competition in Tampa

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  A team of three Master of Science in Finance (MSF) students came out as the winning team in the ACG Cup Tampa Bay Case Competition hosted in March. Reinaldo (Rey) Cevallos, Kristen Mousa and Sami Qubain, all senior MSF students, bested teams from the University of South Florida, Rollins College and the University of Tampa to win the ACG Cup Tampa Bay. This is the second year in a row that a team from the University of

Peter Weidner (BSBA ’04, MSF ’05) | February 2018

Weidner (BSBA 2004, MSF 2005) has joined Wells Fargo Asset Management as the head of Factor Solutions within the Multi-Asset Solutions team. He will be based in London. Weidner’s role will focus on designing solutions within a specific emphasis on portfolio construction and the use of risk and alternative risk premia for clients who seek retirement income strategies, wealth preservations, and downside risk protection.

Finance alumnus named a Rising Star on Wall Street by Business Insider

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Warrington College of Business finance alumnus Eric Evans was named to Business Insider’s “Rising Stars age 35 and under on Wall Street” list. Evans, 26, is the head of research and an investment analyst at Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, a hedge-fund firm in New York City. The firm manages more than $1.8 billion in assets. He was appointed head of research at age 25. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance in 2012 from the

Finance alumnus named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

Since 2012, Forbes has recognized the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers who are transforming business and the world on its 30 under 30 list. The list contains 600 individuals across 20 different industries, many with inspiring stories, impressive backgrounds and Ivy League educations. This year, the 30 under 30 list in finance was made up of a similar group of people. One, however, was not exactly like the rest. Peter Gylfe (BSBA Finance ’09, MSF ’10) was the

MSF team wins stock pitch competition at Harvard

A team of Master of Science in Finance students won the Harvard University Stock Pitch Competition on November 10. The trio of James Goyer, Kristen Mousa and Paul Stanley came out victorious from the field of over 45 teams, representing schools such as Harvard, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, University of Waterloo, University of Southern California, University of Texas Austin, University of Wisconsin, McGill University and University of Virginia. From the field, 18 teams advanced to the semifinals and two advanced

MSF team wins respected stock pitch competition

A team of three Master of Science in Finance students won the stock pitch competition at the ENGAGE® Undergraduate Investment Conference at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business from October 20-22. James Goyer, Kristen Mousa and Paul Stanley came out on top of a field of 27 teams, including many of the most respected business schools in the country. The win was also featured by Forbes. The trio previously won competitions at the University of Georgia and Ohio State