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Wall Street Prep

Financial & Valuation Modeling Virtual Seminar

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Hello CMC members,

I hope you are enjoying your summer break so far. As you know, classes will resume on Wednesday, September 2nd (the Wednesday BEFORE Labor Day weekend this year).  For the past few years the Hawk Center has sponsored a financial modeling seminar prior to the start of classes. This year Wall Street Prep will hold a Financial Statement Modeling and Valuation boot camp on Thursday, Aug. 27th and Friday, Aug. 28st in Grainger.  At this point, this boot camp is planned to be offered virtually (this may change as we get closer to the date, but at this point it will be fully virtual.)

Details of what is being offered are described on the attachment. You’ll notice that for the $199 cost you receive a package of benefits at an over 75% discount vs. their current corporate training fees.  In addition to the knowledge you can gain regarding financial statement analysis and valuation, the boot camp involves an Excel shortcut primer that is incredibly useful.  WSP can also be a solid add to your resume and something you can talk about in future interviews.  NOTE – if you are admitted to AEMR or ASAP, you are already registered for the seminar.    

If you are serious about investing, finance, and accounting you should consider attending (ACCOUNTING 100 is a prerequisite for the seminar). The seminar has the potential to help make you a more efficient and professional financial analyst and will better prepare you to interview for jobs in the investments industry.   

If you are interested in attending, follow the registration link on the attachment and please send me an email letting me know. Thanks!

Greg Edwards
Co-Director - Hawk Center for Investment Analysis
Wisconsin School of Business
3547 Grainger Hall
975 University Ave | Madison, WI 53706
P: +1 608-354-4640

Corporate Credit Covenants & Documentation

Betsi Hill video presentation

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Betsi Hill, corporate bond expert and Co-Director of the Hawk Center for Investment Analysis, recently held an online tutorial on understanding bond covenants and documentation. Understanding the importance of covenants in analyzing corporate bonds will be a significant differentiator for you relative to other undergraduates not only if you pursue a career in corporate credit research, but also if you are interviewing for an equity research role. A solid understanding of the capital structure will make you a better analyst.

CMC news

v2 Spring 2020

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Greetings Capital Management Club (CMC) alumni. The coronavirus pandemic, UW's move to remote learning, and incredibly volatile markets presented unique challenges to members during the 2019-2020 academic year. By moving regular meetings and training sessions online with Zoom, the executive board maintained the momentum built in the Fall semester and the club ended the year with a record number of Portfolio Analysts. The Capital Management Club News & Notes (volume 2) below highlights club activities during the year.

Thesis Statements and Valuation

Training session - April 14

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We recorded the slides for the investment thesis and valuation training session so you can watch in advance of the meeting on Tuesday. You can watch the presentation here – slides used are attached. There are additional valuation readings in the Research Readings folder on the website here.

Tuesday night we’ll start with a high-level discussion of key concepts and any questions you have. Then, two portfolio analysts will demonstrate stock pitches to give you a clear understanding of what we’re looking for at the Associate Member Pitch Day on April 21st. As a reminder, the current teams are here.

Stock Analysis and Forecasting

Training session recap

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A video of the latest training session is here and slides are attached.

During the session we reviewed where you can find information in Fqactset and elsewhere to help you understand how a company operates and evaluate the comeptitive landscape and trends in company financial reports.

We then discussed techniques professionals use to efficiently research companies effectively filtering through the noise to identify key drivers of the stocks.

We also discussed how examining the distribution of expectations for the key drivers can supplement our research and help more clearly define the key tension points for a stock, i.e. the issues where bulls and bears disagree. By focusing our analysis and field research on these tension points, we can position ourselves to develop a view on the stock, effectively aligning with the optimistic or pessimistic case for the stock.

Finally, we discussed how our views are translated into financial forecasts that are, relative to consensus forecasts, directionally consistent with how we expect the tension points to resolve.  

To supplement your own research, we created folders here for each of the stock teams containing recent Wall Street research notes and at least one detailed financial models. These should help you estimate market expectations, at least as reflected in sell-side views. There is also a template you can use to start to put together your presentations for the April 21 Associate Member Pitch Day. Zoom, Microsoft-Teams, or Googlehangouts are relatively easy apps you can use to connect and work on the presentations together.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Dan or the Portfolio Analyst working with your team if you have any questions.

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