The Gatton College of Business and Economics is proud to announce the results from the second annual stock pitch competition at the University of Kentucky. Sponsored by the Department of Finance and Quantitative Methods, the competition was open to all students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or master’s-level programs at the University of Kentucky. The Gatton College and the Finance Society coordinated in organizing the competition.


Deadline for UK Stock Pitch Competition Team Formations and mentoring request has been extended to February 22 (Friday). Each team should be 2-4 members. You may request to be assigned to a team if you don’t have any team members.

Details of the competition including a video recording of the info session on Feb. 13 can be found here. 


Kristine Hankins will be presenting "Do Firms Hedge During Distress?" at the Florida State University Sun Trust Conference on April 5. The paper is co-authored with Heitor Almeida (Illinois, NBER) and Ryan Williams (Arizona).


Kristine Hankins will be presenting "Do Firms Hedge During Distress?" at the University of Missouri on March 22. The paper is co-authored with Heitor Almeida (Illinois, NBER) and Ryan Williams (Arizona).


Kristine Hankins will be presenting "Do Firms Hedge During Distress?" at the University of Toronto's Risk Management and Innovation Conference on March 9.  The paper is co-authored with Heitor Almeida (Illinois, NBER) and Ryan Williams (Arizona).


Kristine Hankins will be presenting "Do Firms Hedge During Distress?" at the Florida International University on February 15.  This paper is co-authored with Heitor Almeida (Illinois, NBER) and Ryan Williams (Arizona).


Last week, University of Kentucky and Gatton College of Business and Economics students Michael Zhu, Will Smith and Frank Zhang traveled to the University of Georgia to compete in the South East Annual Stock Competition hosted by the Terry School of Business. Their stock pitch, a value-based investment in Dollar Tree, was selected from a pool of approximately 50 submissions to participate in the semi-finals in Athens. 


The 2019 Pelissier Scholars Wall Street Experience application is open now through November 23. A maximum of twelve participants will be selected. Applications are open to all undergraduate students of all majors. Each participant will receive a scholarship of $2,000-$2,400. Apply here. 


Congratulations to Brad Jordan, who has been ranked in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.


Congratulations to Michael Graehler, Ben Long, Mortez Momeni, Will Smith, Yelipaer Tuergan, Wenzhu Yong, Frank Zhang, and Michael Zhu. These students have

been selected to receive CFA Exam Scholarships to cover the costs associated with taking the CFA exams. Passing the exams is the first step towards obtaining the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, the top globally respected and recognized investment credential.