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

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WILKES-BARRE, PA (06/20/2018) Three 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: Three Wilkes University students participated in the inaugural Chicago Quantitative Allian Institute's Advanced Management Investment Program. Pictured from left are MBA student Aaron Sadowski, Wilkes alumnus and CQA board chairman Dan Cardell, finance major Kyle Gattuso and MBA student Saidat Sanni.

About Wilkes University:

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities, and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring, and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. In addition to 43 undergraduate majors, Wilkes offers the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education and doctor of pharmacy degrees and more than a dozen master's degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu