After a rigorous selection process, we are pleased to announce this year's Fellows. All are first-year MBAs, members of the Class of 2015.
Kevin Bekas is pursuing his MBA with a concentration in Finance - Investment Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Prior to business school, Kevin spent four years in KPMG LLP's Financial Risk Management practice specializing in fixed-income and derivative valuations, and interest rate risk hedging strategies. Earlier in his career, Kevin worked in public accounting conducting financial statement audits for large publicly traded companies primarily in the real estate and banking industries. Kevin holds a degree in Business/Economics with a minor in Accounting from UCLA, is a licensed CPA in the State of California, and was awarded the CFA designation in 2011.
Kyle Schultz is pursuing his MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management with a specialization in Investment Management. Before business school, Kyle worked at Jackson National Asset Management where he conducted manager research and due diligence for alternative investments. He took an integral role in the manager selection of alternative investments for the Elite Access variable annuity, along with monitoring sub-advisors on Jackson's variable annuity with over $100 billion in assets. Prior to Jackson National Asset Management, Kyle was a research analyst at Ellwood Associates were he was a lead analyst on the value equity research team. Kyle holds an undergraduate degree from University of Iowa and was awarded the CFA designation in 2013.
Cameron Urquhart is pursuing his MBA with a concentration in Finance - Investment Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is a first-year director of the Anderson Investment Association and Anderson Eats. Prior to UCLA Anderson, Cameron spent three years as a municipal and corporate credit analyst at Travelers Insurance. Urquhart graduated from Northwestern University with a joint degree in economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS) and has completed all three levels of the CFA Program. He hopes to work in a credit research/portfolio management role during the summer of 2014.