Cornell Investment Ideas Forum

April 15, 2022 – Virtual Event

The Cornell Investment Ideas Forum is sponsored by the Investing at Cornell interdisciplinary theme in conjunction with the Parker Center for Investment Research. This event is designed to allow Cornell undergraduate and first-year graduate students to share their unique investment ideas spanning any industry or subject, get feedback, and participate in an investment competition. With over 15 clubs across campus that pursue investing as one of their activities, it is hoped that the event would support Investing at Cornell’s goal of bridging connections between these students. In addition to gaining valuable experience and competing before judges, students will have an opportunity to hear from and interact with Cornell alumni in the industry.

Teams of up to four will create an investment pitch which can cover any industry or subject from traditional long equity stock pitches to real-estate, VC, LBO ideas and more. The event is open to first-year graduate students and undergraduates. Undergraduate teams must have at least two underclassmen team members. Clubs may enter only one team per club. Independent teams are welcome as well.

Please email the 2022 student coordinators Grace Ogden or George Sotelo if you have any questions.

2022 Speakers and Judges

Keynote speaker: Vicki Bogan, Associate Professor, the Dyson School, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

Judges: Brad Elliot, Vice President, Investment Grade Credit Strategy, Barclays;
Nick Griffith ’14, Analyst, Huber Capital Management;
Brad Lo Gatto ’14, Senior Investment Analyst, PartnerRe; and
Pete Pedersen, Co-Founder and Principal, Renova Partners LLC

Alum panelists: Alex Cheriyan, MBA ’15, Vice President, Dimensional Fund Advisors;
Todd Edmunds, MEng ’17, Equity Derivatives Trader, Goldman Sachs;
Elif Korkmaz ’18 (ILR), Formerly Cash Equities, J.P. Morgan; and
Lulu Zheng ’17 (ILR), Equity Analyst, Axion Capital, Millennium

2022 Winners

Weldon Chan ’23

Weldon Chan ’23, The Hotel School


David Fend ’25, Dyson

Kurumi Shimura ’25

Kurumi Shimura ’25, Dyson

Nadeem Gangat ’25, Dyson