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Five LSU E. J. Ourso College Students Pass CFA Level I Exam

03/21/2012 12:23 PM

BATON ROUGE – Five E. J. Ourso College of Business students passed the December 2011 Chartered Financial Analyst Level-I exam, according to the CFA Institute.


The five students – Mark Caraway, second-year LSU Flores MBA student; Will Rock, a master of finance student who graduated last December; Eric Reimsnyder, a master of finance student who graduated last December; Spencer James, a master of finance senior scheduled to graduate in December; and Benton Perret, a bachelor of finance senior – were all notified in late February that they passed the Level-I CFA Exam.


According to the LSU Department of Finance, the students took the semester-long CFA prep course titled “Asset Management,” taught by William H. Wright Jr. Endowed Chair for Financial Services Gary Sanger, who is also the director of the college’s Securities Markets Analysis Research & Trading, or SMART, Lab, and Troy Searles, instructor for the LSU Department of Finance.


The Department of Finance at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers high quality programs for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in corporate finance, asset management, real estate, insurance, banking, financial planning and business law. Aiming to create exciting educational opportunities for its students, the department employs tools such as the SMART Lab. This 44-station simulated interactive trading floor enables students to gain practical experience in the fast-paced world of securities analysis, research and trading. Additionally, the Department of Finance encourages, supports and conducts research in real estate by housing the nationally renowned Real Estate Research Institute.


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