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Dollars and Sense: Anderson School Hosts First Fall Meeting of Investment Management Program

September 8, 2010

Anderson School of Management finance students will present their portfolio management strategies and securities selections to a group of financial services professionals on Monday, September 20, beginning at 6:00pm in the Jackson Student Center (GSM building). This first fall meeting of the Investment Advisory Committee marks the initial meeting for the 2010-11 academic year.

Anderson's Investment Management Program allows students to manage millions of real dollars under the guidance of Anderson faculty members, who are led by IMP Director Dr. Sul Kassicieh. Says Dr. Kassicieh, "The world of financial analysis is becoming more and more complex, and as a result, 350 universities in the U.S. have student-run investment programs. To compete effectively in this environment, our students at UNM are presented with solid financial theories as well as exposure to managing real money. This serves New Mexico well as we prepare the next generation of investment, financial and corporate managers."

Students will present stock and portfolio reviews and recommendations to the Investment Advisory Committee, a group of investment professionals who offer first-hand feedback and guidance while evaluating recommendations made. These professionals represent the NM State Investment Council, Sandia National Laboratories, PNM Resources, Thornburg Investment Management, Wells Fargo, MarketSpace Financial, RBC Dain Rauscher, and Davis Selected Advisers. Committee members will continue to meet with students throughout the fall and spring terms.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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