On April 24, 2014, Burkenroad Reports’ student investment research managers and analyst directors, along with the Burkenroad staff and senior management from Burkenroad-covered companies and sponsors, united at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans for the program’s annual cocktail party. The reception was the kick-off event for the 18th Annual Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference.
This event, hosted by Burkenroad Reports, is an opportunity for students that hold managerial positions in the program to meet and converse with the leaders of the companies that the student equity research analysts cover during the school year. Because Burkenroad Reports is one of the Freeman School’s renowned programs, the turnout from invited guests is always strong and continues to grow.
On Friday, April 25th, the program hosted the Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference. The conference allows financial firms and individual investors, as well as, other interested business professionals to hear about the financial performance and future outlook for many Burkenroad-covered conference-sponsored companies. After a full morning of presentations and networking, the conference concluded with the 13th Annual Arvind Sanger Luncheon with guest speaker Charles Fabrikant, Chairman and former CEO of SEACOR Holdings, Inc. The entire conference was a successful event with over 850 attendees. The 18th Annual Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference honored Mr. Aaron Selber, Jr. who was a committed supporter of the Burkenroad Reports program. As a way to honor Mr. Selber’s memory, the Burkenroad family made a $1 million donation to start an Alternative Investment and Finance course.
Mitch Karam, MBA 2