Wilkes University

June

Wilkes University Students Participate in Chicago Quantitative Alliance Institute’s Advanced Management Investment Program

Wilkes University Students At CQA InstituteThree Wilkes University students from the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership were among the attendees at the Chicago Quantitative Alliance Institute’s Advanced Management Investment Program, held at Wilkes University in June.Founded 24 years ago by Wilkes alumnus Dan Cardell who currently serves as chairman of the organization’s board of directors, the goal of the program is to educate the next generation of investment professionals in these techniques. Some of the topics covered in the course are cryptocurrency, Python programming, portfolio forensics and cross sectional equity modeling  

The Wilkes students include:

  • Saidat Sanni of Nigeria, a student in the Master of Business Administration program
  •  Kyle Gattuso of Pittston, Pa., an undergraduate finance major
  •  Aaron Sadowski of Robesonia, Pa., a student in the Master of Business Administration program

About 25 of the country’s brightest college juniors and seniors from the United States and abroad comprised the inaugural cohort. Three Wilkes students joined peers from the University of Pittsburgh,  MIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Massachusetts – Lowell, Rutgers, McGill, San Diego State, Bucknell, Southern Methodist, and Washington universities, as well as the  University of Augsburg and the Indian School of Business.

Faculty members included the top professionals in the world of investments. They included such notables as Gus Sauter, former chief investment officer for Vanguard, who oversaw portfolio management of Vanguard’s $1.7 trillion of internally managed stock, bond, and money market funds.

Photo caption: Wilkes University students from the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership who participated in Chicago Quantitative Alliance Institute’s Advanced Management Investment Program are, from left, MBA student Aaron Sadowski '17, Wilkes alumnus and CQA board chair Dan Cardell '79, finance major Kyle Gattuso and MBA student Saidat Sanni.


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