Texas Tech University

Finance Students Compete in Investment Case Competition

Trevor Bell

March 13, 2015

Three Rawls Finance students are competing in the Kerrisdale Capital Investment Case Study Competition sponsored by The Economist magazine. The team consists of Reid Chanon, David Henley and Joshua Neel - all seniors who are involved with the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) at the Rawls College. Competing against 25 other teams from universities around the world, the Rawls team had to create a written report and a 15-minute real-time video explaining the team's choice of a minimum $1 billion market cap company that they believe will be bankrupt no later than 2020.

The competition was established to challenge students from the nation's leading universities to find a conventional market view that is demonstrably misguided, and ought to be debunked. Teams will be competing for $26,000 in prize money. Representatives at Kerrisdale Capital Management will select the top three winners.

Additionally, there is a People's Choice prize which will be awarded to the team that receives the most votes from visitors to The Economist's website. To view the Rawls team's submission and to vote for them, visit http://www.economist.com/whichmba/mba-case-studies/case-study-competition-2015/texas-tech-university. Voting ends May 19.

(L to R) David Henley, Reid Chanon and Joshua Neel

About the Rawls Team

Reid Chanon is a senior Finance major who will graduate in May 2015. Chanon holds leadership positions as treasurer for Texas Tech Currency Trading Society and as treasurer for Texas Tech Hillel. He is also a 2015 CFA Level I Candidate in the CFA program.

David Henley is a senior Finance major who has cultivated a passion for finance from 12 years of investing. His interests have been reinforced by participation in the Upgrade Capital Fortress Challenge and the Student Managed Investment Fund program at Texas Tech University.

Joshua Neel is a senior pursuing a degree in Finance. Upon graduating, he will work as a consultant with EY in New York. His interests in both investments and public policy have been strengthened by internships at EY and the U.S. Congress.

This supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.