Financial Modeling Club

The Financial Modeling Club aims to introduce students from diverse backgrounds in mathematics, finance, computer science, physics and economics to the field of quantitative finance. The club hosts talks and seminars with alumni, industry professionals and professors. Club events aim to provide members with opportunities to learn about financial derivatives, actuarial science and different types of quantitative models. Financial Modeling Club also hosts career talks with recent alumni and graduating students.

Professor Hugh Marble serves as the faculty advisor.

2019 Club Officers

Left to Right – Alahassan Ouf, Alicia Draper, Michael Fairbanks, John Napoli, Prakrit Shukla

PRAKRIT  SHUKLA ’20

President

Experience
2018 – Summer Intern, Markel Group

Email Prakrit: phukla01@email.wm.edu

ALICIA DRAPER ’20

Vice President

2018 — Private Equity Intern, Long Point Capital
2017 & 2018 — Team Member, University of Michigan Undergraduate Investment Competition
2018 – Summer Intern, Oppenheimer Inc & Co.
2018 – Team Member, Women’s Stock Pitch and Leadership Summit
2018 – Winter Extern, Intercontinental Exchange
2017- Winter Extern, Clearsight Advisors
2017 – Participant, Global Business Immersion Study Abroad Program (Singapore and Hong Kong)
2016 & 2017 – Research Assistant, Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance

Email Alicia: agdraper@email.wm.edu

MICHAEL FAIRBANKS

Vice President

Email Michael: mgfairbanks@email.wm.edu

ALHASSAN OUF ’21

Vice President

Experience:
2019: Analyst Intern, Stone Pier Capital Advisors, LP
2018: Investment Banking Extern, Clearsight Advisors
2018: Investment Banking Extern, Dickinson Williams & Company
2018: Summer Finance Intern, Kingsley-Bate Furniture

Email Alhassan: asouf@email.wm.edu

JOHN NAPOLI ’20

Vice President

Experience:
Spring 2018: Participant, W&M Global Innovation Challenge Case Competition (1st Place)
Summer 2018: Business Analyst Intern, Cummins Inc. (Singapore)
Summer 2019 Data Science Analyst Intern, International Fund for Agricultural Development (Rome, Italy)

Email John: jsnapoli@email.wm.edu

Event Highlights

Acclaimed Valuation Professor Aswath Damodaran Speaks at FMC Event

April 8, 2016

NYU School of Stern Professor Aswath Damodaran discussed the relationship between using the qualitative and the quantitative in a company valuation. He first highlighted that one must be both a storyteller and a number-cruncher to succeed in valuation. Then, using his own valuations of Uber and Ferrari as examples, Professor Damodaran illustrated the process of creating one’s own story for the future of a company and then applying that story to valuation numbers. Finally, Professor Damodaran emphasized that creativity is the key to a successful career in finance.

Professor Damodaran is best known for his widely used academic and practitioner books on Valuation, Corporate Finance and Investment Management, his online lectures and his great reputation as both teacher and authority. Profiled as one of the top 12 U.S. business school professors, having given talks at Google and other esteemed places, and being a resource to various institutions on Wall Street, he graciously volunteered his time to join us in Williamsburg.

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