Samford’s Brock School of Business students participate in G.A.M. E. at Quinnipiac U in New York; Bulldog Fund places 7th in Competition

2013-06-20

 Birmingham, Ala., -- Samford University's Brock School of Business Financial Management Association students and the Bulldog Investment Fund managers recently were invited to participate in Quinnipiac University's G.A.M.E. (Global Asset Management Education) event in New York City. The G.A.M.E. is a forum that is exclusively designed for business students and student investors,and the students get the opportunity to hear from the business world's most popular leaders.    There were 1,000participants from 118 colleges and universities, representing 33countries, 44 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia at the forum.
 
"As students, we were very fortunate to be able to participate in this competition and forum," said John Hodge, participant and a Brock School of Business graduate in Finance and Economics. "We got to learn from people like Abby Cohen of Goldman Sachs and Guy Adami of CNBC's Fast Money.   In addition, we studied topics that ranged from protecting a portfolio to investing in alternate assets.  Overall it was a wonderful learning experience for us all."
 
The Bulldog Investment Fund members also participated in the student portfolio competition in the Core Style Portfolio Undergraduate Division.  Samford's team place 7th out of 50teams.    As a result, Brock School of Businessstudents have been invited back to the event in 2014.  Established in 2008, the Bulldog Investment Fund is a student-managed fund.  Fund managers are selected through an application process and are responsible for managing an investment pool of more than $1 million.  
 
About the Brock School of Business:  Samford University's Brock School of Business has a long history of achievements in business education. The university has offered degrees in business and commerce since 1922. In 1965, the School of Business was established to offer both bachelors and masters degrees in business. It was formally named the Brock School in 2007 for Birmingham banker and Samford trustee Harry B. Brock Jr.,reflecting his long career in business and his commitment to high quality business and entrepreneurship education. The Brock Schoolof Business holds AACSB Accreditation, the benchmark of quality worldwide and the most widely sought after standard of excellence by U.S. business schools.