The School of Business at Ithaca College recognized five outstanding economics and finance mentors with the Market Maker Business Award. The annual award honors high school teachers and advisers who are committed to mentoring high school students in the areas of economics or finance.
The winners were invited to an award dinner and reception at the college on Monday, November 12. While on campus, they met with the Core Trading Consultants, a student run organization which manages over $50,000 in investments. They also heard from student members of the Equity Portfolio Management II course, which is responsible for managing over $600,000 in equity investments. Combined with the student managed Fixed Income Portfolio, students manage over $800,000 in market exposure in the School of Business.
The award recipients also toured the business school’s state of the art Trading Room, which has a multitude of investment platforms including Bloomberg, Capital IQ and Reuters.
“Each of our awardees have made significant contributions and personal sacrifices in order to mentor and support their high school students in the area of finance or economics,” said Jay Muenzen, director of the asset management program in the School of Business. “These award recipients are really stand out performers in the teaching profession helping shape, guide and develop the next generation of leaders in the investment industry.”
This year’s awardees are: