4/30/14 ASHLAND, Ohio- Nine members of the Eagle Investment Group (EIG) at Ashland University, all senior finance majors, had the opportunity to spend four days in Manhattan, N.Y., networking with business professionals in the finance industry.
In addition to the networking opportunities, the senior Ashland University finance majors spent time on Wall Street, and visited a combination of historic, cultural and business sites. Over the four days, the students visited Battery Park, the New York Stock Exchange, Ground Zero, headquarters of Abel Noser’s brokerage operations, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, AXA U.S. Headquarters, Bloomberg Corporate headquarters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The students, who were accompanied by Terry Rumker, assistant professor of finance at AU, and Dr. Jim Falter, director of AU’s Eagle Investment Group, were Derek Baker of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Kathryn Eckels of Batavia, Ohio; Austen Harrison of Newark, Ohio; Kira Kotova of Moscow, Russia; Gavin Mawhorr of Zanesville, Ohio; Ryan Mullins of Jackson, Ohio; Joshua Payne of Collins, Ohio; Eric Schwieterman of Norwalk, Ohio; and Tyler Sweet of Mansfield, Ohio.
This trip to New York has been made annually since the Eagle Investment Group was first founded. Students in Ashland’s Eagle Investment Group were first offered the chance to gain practical experience by managing the University’s investments in January of 2000 and have managed a portion of the University’s investment portfolio ever since.
The students may invest in cash equivalents, such as treasury bills, certificates of deposit and money market funds; exchange-traded funds; fixed income securities, including corporate notes and bonds, mortgage backed bonds, U.S. government securities and preferred stock; equity securities, such as common stock, convertible preferred stocks, stocks of non-U.S. companies, convertible notes and bonds, and American depository receipts of non-U.S. companies; and mutual funds.
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###