This year two Haas students placed in Institutional Investor’s new All-America Student Analyst Competition, based on returns in simulated stock portfolios.
Chao Zhang, MBA 13, took first place in the health care sector with a 28 percent return, and Andrew Krowne, MBA 14, placed second in the tech, media, and telecom sector with a 30 percent return.
Krowne said he honed in on undervalued stocks with stronger-than-perceived underlying businesses. “The competition was great practice in selecting investment ideas with real-time performance measures,” Krowne says.
Both students are pursuing investment careers, with Zhang starting full time at a hedge fund after graduation this month and Krowne heading to an internship at a hedge fund this summer.
Overall, four Berkeley-Haas students placed in the top 100 in this national competition: Zhang and Krowne, plus Kim Mason, MBA 15, and Josh Polsinelli, MBA 14.
For the sector rankings, visit http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/stub.aspx?StubID=22084 and scroll down to health care and technology, media, and telecom.