RISE (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) is an internationally-renowned investment conference sponsored annually by the University of Dayton. RISE is the largest and longest-running student investment conference in the world. RISE is designed to help students at universities with student-managed portfolios enhance their knowledge of the investment world, while encouraging their interaction with finance and investments practitioners.
Each year, this prestigious forum extends an invitation to business professionals to share in the first day of a two-and-a-half day event. The featured speakers are the best and the brightest from Wall Street, government and the financial media. Some of the world's leading chief investment strategists and chief economists make-up the list of industry-renowned panelists including representatives from Barron's, Bloomberg, CNBC, FOX Business, Investor's Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal and other financial media.
In 2014, over 60 universities and colleges participated in RISE. After completing a comprehensive risk-adusted performance study and an attribution analysis, students must present and defend their work to a panel of investments practitioners (CFA Charterholders). Ashland University’s Eagle Investment Group competed in the portfolio management competition this year and placed 14th in the "growth" category.