College basketball has March Madness and now portfolio management has its own competition showcasing young, up and coming talent. The University of Dayton will play host to the first national portfolio competition April 6 through April 8, pitting student-led investment teams against one another in a showdown to determine which schools offer the best managed growth, blend and value funds, according to Dr. David Sauer, associate professor of finance at the University of Dayton.
Investment teams from 15 universities and colleges will explain their funds' past year performance and their investment decisions to a panel of nine judges acting as a mock board of directors. The judges will be professional portfolio managers and include portfolio managers from AIM Funds of Houston, Conseco Capital Management of Carmel, Ind. and Nuveen Investments of Chicago.