Master of Science in Finance Articles: page 3

Learning for a cause

The Gator Student Investment Fund has been providing years of real-world experience for students interested in finance and helping them earn jobs at some of the most competitive firms in the industry. As the money in the fund continued to grow and be reinvested, GSIF leadership realized it was missing an important opportunity. They decided that a portion of the $500,000 fund – which includes a recent $200,000 gift from Robert Cousin (MBA ‘95) – could be used to help

Paul Carr (BSBA ’00, MSF ’02) | December 2016

Paul (BSBA 2000, MSF 2002), a Senior Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, became the fourth member of the firm’s Tampa-based senior housing team. He is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group, and previously specialized in office and industrial investment sales.

Jeremy Bailys (BSBA ’09, MSF ’10) | September 2016

Jeremy Bailys (BSBA 2009, MSF 2010) and Lindsey Marmorstein (BSPR 2011) were married July 3 at the Jacksonville Jewish Center. Jeremy is a Senior Associate at The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset management firm. Lindsey is a Group Manager, Corporate Healthcare at Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading public relations firms. The couple resides in New York.

Passport to Success

Some entrepreneurial success stories seem to follow a classic blueprint: Frustrated idealists leave lucrative, but uninspiring careers to pursue their startup dreams. Khristian Gutierrez’s career journey has some of those elements—but not all. It’s why his evolution from Wall Street analyst to a major player in the parking and transit industry is so unique. Gutierrez’s exploits, along with those of fellow alumni Jessi Berrin and Paul Share, will be honored Friday at the University of Florida’s Outstanding Young Alumni Awards.

GSIF’s stock rising

Learning and real-world experience go hand in hand at the Gator Student Investment Fund (GSIF), a student-run investment portfolio operated by the Master of Science in Finance (The William R. Hough Program). “The purpose of the fund isn’t to make money,” said Michael Pappas, a recent graduate of the MSF program and past GSIF portfolio manager. “The purpose of the fund is to learn.” Yet that learning has translated into financial success. The fund’s portfolio increased by 72 percent over

Adam D’Augelli (BSBA ’09, MSF ’10) | March 2015

Adam (BSBA 2009, MSF 2010) was named to Forbes’ “2015 30 Under 30: Venture Capital” list. He is a Principal at True Ventures, a San Francisco-based firm that invests in early-stage technology companies. Prior to working at True Ventures, Adam led the record label Perfect Wave Records.

Jarrod Schilling (BSBA ’07, MSF ’08, MSE ’14) | October 2014

Jarrod (BSBA 2007, MSF 2008, MSE 2014), along with fellow MSE 2014 graduate, Samantha Rosenbaum, have launched a new wearable technology company, WOOband. WOOband is a stylish wristband that connects to any Bluetooth enabled phone. When the user becomes separated from their phone, the WOOband lights up and vibrates to remind them to turn around and grab the phone before it is lost forever.

Finance major wins $5,000 study abroad scholarship

Gainesville, Fla. – Gustavo Bartczak, a senior in the Warrington College of Business Administration, is the winner of a $5,000 Freeman-ASIA scholarship award. Gustavo, a Coral Springs resident, will use the prize this Fall semester to study in China at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. The primary goal of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial

From Hong Kong to Wall Street, UF’s MSF Program is making big waves

Gainesville, Fla. – Seven years since its inception, the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree program is showing a strong return on investment for its students and graduates. The addition of a combined degree program has opened the door to even more students for whom the narrow focus on finance is an attractive alternative to a traditional MBA program. Thanks to outstanding faculty, as well as practical insights provided through the Finance Professional Speaker Series and additional lecture lunches