The latest news, events, speakers, and the impact of national and international news on the financial world from the Nicholas Center.

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Summer Reading Favorites from the Nicholas Center - Machine Learning, History of Finance, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and More!

August 15, 2018

Summer is for experimenting with new books!  Our favorite reads from this summer include The Ascent of Money by Ferguson Our Rating: ????? Amazon Rating:???? Observations: Entertaining and enjoyable read about the history of finance …

Arek Schmocker Receives Entrepreneurship Scholarship

May 4, 2018

First year MBA student Arek Schmocker received the Jon G. & Susan S. Udell Scholarship in Entrepreneurship, which will provide financial support through his last year of study. Jon and Susan created a scholarship to …

Finance Trip to New York City

April 23, 2018

In the second week of April, the Nicholas Center students and staff had the opportunity to travel to Manhattan and experience the center of American finance. Our corporate hosts included; Goldman Sachs, FTI Consulting, J.C …

Nicholas Center Students Win ACG Cup!

April 20, 2018

Yesterday, Ryles Kjellsen, Mary Parmeter and Jacob Smith competed against Marquette University and UW-Milwaukee in the final round of the ACG Cup Competition. The “Dream Team” as this group of two second years and one …

Spotify IPO Contest

April 5, 2018

The Wisconsin MBA Graduate Finance Organization (GFO) recently sponsored a contest asking organization members to predict the closing price of Spotify on the first day of trading April 3, 2018. Without a sponsoring investment bank …

Energy Infrastructure Investing

March 14, 2018

On March 9th, guest speaker Andrew Ellenbogen, Managing Director and member of the investment team with a primary focus on power generation and energy infrastructure assets at EIG Global Energy Partners, presented on the topic of Energy …

Lunch with David Brancaccio

March 8, 2018

Our corporate finance and investment banking students, along with Nicholas Center staff and alumni guests had the exciting privilege to meet David Brancaccio. Listeners of American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report or readers of his …

Two New Courses for Fall 2018

March 7, 2018

Two new exciting finance courses will be available in the 2018 fall semester. Financial Fraud Throughout History: A Forensic Approach is a 2-credit course taught by Jim Chanos. Jim is a legendary investor who currently …

NEW Cryptocurrencies Course Available in Fall 2018

March 7, 2018

The Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is well positioned to tackle difficult subjects like these that demand careful examination and debate. Thus, WSB is introducing a course entitled Cryptocurrencies to ensure …

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