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The Capital Management Club
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CMC
University of Wisconsin-Madison's premiere student-run investment club
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The CMC

Founded in 2009, the Capital Management Club (CMC) is a student-run investment club at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Club members learn about the challenges of investing in stocks by actively researching potential investment ideas and presenting their conclusions to the club. Membership exists in two tiers, with full members (known as portfolio analysts) having completed the rigorous stock pitch and interview process. Successful pitches are purchased in a “real money” portfolio provided to the club by the Hawk Center for Applied Security Analysis. The Club also organizes networking opportunities with investment industry professionals through guest speakers and company visits.. View More

Our Executive Board

Travis Bradford

President

Griffin Haase

Vice President

Tien Zhuen Lee

Treasurer

Patrick Hoffman

Pitch Logistics Co-Chair

Kyle Lindgren

Pitch Logistics Co-Chair

Elise Gerard

Member Relations Chair

Trip Hanley

Marketing Chair

Nick Okon

Career Development Co-Chair

Brennan Flaherty

Career Development Co-Chair

Elena Wallenfang

Recruitment Co-Chair

Taran Katta

Recruitment Co-Chair

Conor McCarthy

Chair, Event Coordinator

Our Blog: CMCnotes

CMC Speaker - Brian Hellmer Read more

CMC Speaker - Brian Hellmer

Brian Hellmer, Managing Director of Public Equities for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, which manages the state of Wisconsin’s $110B pension fund, recently met with a group of CMC members to discuss the changing nature of the investment industry and the future for investment research. Before taking his position with SWIB, Brian was the Director of the Hawk Center for Investment Analysis at UW and a co-advisor to the Capital Management Club. The slides Brian used are attached and you can watch a recording of the session here.

 

CMC Speaker - Betsi Hill Read more

CMC Speaker - Betsi Hill

Betsi Hill, Co Director of the Hawk Center for Investment Analysis and former buy-side and sell-side credit analyst recently met with a group of CMC members to talk about her career, the credit research role, and credit-related job opportunities for undergraduates. Betsi also described the Hawk Center's Applied Security Analysis Program and the benefits to participating students from its advanced training. The slides Betsi used are attached and you can watch a recording of the session here.

CMC Speaker - Simon Bizien Read more

CMC Speaker - Simon Bizien

Simon Bizien, a CMC and ASAP alum (’15), and an equity research analyst with Invesco recently met with a group of CMC and ASAP students to talk about what he does as a buy-side analyst several years into his career. He touched on topics including how he originally broke into the business, what he did as a research associate with Janus Henderson, and why and how he moved on to his current position with Invesco. He also discussed idea generation, his research process, and an example of one of his ideas. You can watch a recording of the session here.

TRAINING SUPPLEMENT Read more

TRAINING SUPPLEMENT

We added three new readings to supplement the company analysis training session - found on the For Members>Resource Guide page of the webiste at the LINK TO TRAINING SESSION READINGS.

  • Analyzing a Company – The Basics (Ch. 6) discusses evaluating the growth prospects, profitability, financial health, and risk of companies.
  • The Five Competitive Forces that Shape Strategy reviews how analyzing the structure of an industry can help you understand what’s influencing company profitability and identifying trends in the competitive forces can help you anticipate changes in profitability.
  • What Makes a Moat describes the concept of economic moats (structural barriers that protect companies from competition) and reviews Morningstar’s classification of moat sources: intangible assets, cost advantages, switching costs, network effects, and efficient scale.

Finally, UW-ASAP alum Andrew Lane, a Morningstar strategist recently met with the 1st year ASAP students to discuss the Morningstar Moat framework for analyzing companies. A video of Andrew’s talk is here.

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