2013 Competition

AIA Stock Pitch Competition

Hosted by the UCLA Anderson Business School, the Fink Center Stock Pitch is the premier MBA event in the investment management industry. Held every year, the Fink Center Stock Pitch brings students to California within reach of the top investment management shops in the world like: PIMCO, Capital Group, TCW, DoubleLine, HighMark Capital, PRIMECAP Management, and Research Affiliates. The Fink Center backing the stock pitch was endowed by Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, in 2008 and he currently serves as Chairman of the Fink Center Board.

Video: Fink Stock Pitch Competition, February 22, 2013

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS

1st Place: UCLA Anderson - Team GreenRock - $5,000 1st Place: UCLA Anderson - Team GreenRock - $5,000 Team GreenRock
UCLA Anderson
2nd Place: Richard Ivey School of Business - Team IV Associates - $3,000 2nd Place: Richard Ivey School of Business - Team IV Associates - $3,000 Team IV Associates
Richard Ivey School of Business
 3rd Place: Columbia - Team Number Crunchers - $2,000 3rd Place: Columbia - Team Number Crunchers - $2,000 Team Number Crunchers
Columbia
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COMPETING SCHOOLS

» Chicago Booth School of Business
» Columbia Business School
» Darden School of Business
» Haas School of Business
» Indiana University
» Ivey Business School
» MIT
» UCLA ANDERSON
» University of Michigan
» University of Rochester
» USC Marshall School of Business
» The Wharton School
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FEATURING

  • $10,000 in prizes
  • In-depth analysis of one stock
  • Keynote Speaker:
    • Joel Fried, President and Director, PRIMECAP Management Co.
  • Panel of judges from top industry firms:
    • PIMCO
    • TCW
    • DoubleLine
    • HighMark Capital
    • UCLA Investment Company
    • Research Affiliates
    • MAZE Investments
    • UCLA Anderson School of Management
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Rob Arnott

Joel Fried, President and Director - PRIMECAP Management Co.

Joel P. Fried joined PRIMECAP Management Company in 1986, where he is currently president and director. He also serves as co-chief executive officer and trustee of the PRIMECAP Odyssey Funds. In 2003, Fried, along with two of his colleagues, was awarded the Domestic Equity Fund Manager of the Year Award by Morningstar. Fried and two of his colleagues also were named by Morningstar as runner-up to its Fund Manager of the Year Award in 2000, 1999 and 1997.

Fried is a portfolio manager of the Vanguard Capital Opportunity Fund, which in 2003 was awarded Lipper's Performance Achievement Award as the #1 performing MultiCap Core Fund for the prior five-year period. Fried also serves as a portfolio manager of the Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund, which in 2000 was named by Lipper as the #1 performing MultiCap Core Fund for the prior 10- and 15-year periods.

Fried received his bachelor of science degree in economic systems/science from UCLA, and his MBA degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

In 2002, he established Research Affiliates as a research-intensive asset management firm that focuses on innovative products. The firm explores novel approaches to active asset allocation, optimal portfolio construction, more efficient forms of indexation and other quantitative strategies. Research Affiliates delivers investment solutions globally in partnership with leading financial institutions. Rob has been a frequent contributor to leading financial journals and books. He has published more than 100 articles in journals such as the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Harvard Business Review, and the Financial Analysts Journal, where he also served as editor in chief from 2002 through 2006. In recognition of his achievements as a financial writer, Rob has received six Graham and Dodd Scrolls, awarded annually by CFA Institute for best articles of the year. He also has received two Bernstein-Fabozzi/Jacobs-Levy awards from the Journal of Portfolio Management.

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