Asset Management Academy

Contact Us

Kurtay Ogunc
Instructor, Undergraduate, Honors, Minor, and Internship Advisor
Department of Finance
2904 Business Education Complex North
Telephone: 225-578-6291



Asset Management Academy

  • Think tank run by students
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines
  • Preparing students for the research analyst/portfolio manager as well as advisor roles
  • Multidisciplinary focus
  • Research depository
  • Practitioner focused white papers
  • Surveys of critical  topics
  • Synthesis of methodologies
  • Preparation for the CFA Research Challenge Competition
  • Preparation for the Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition at Georgia State
  • Participation in various stock market/ETF competitions
  • Inside ETFs Conference, GAME Conference
  • LSU Discover Day
  • SIE Exam, CFA, CAIA, FDP

Finn Bicknell: Portfolio Rebalancing - A cosmological perspective

Michael Hubbell: Portfolio Construction using ESG Factors

Sarah Davidson: Performance Measurement using L- Moments

Catherine Kilryo: Behavioral Diversification vs Optimized Portfolios

Nicholas Ebert: Technical Analysis and Leveraged ETFs

Avery Legendre: Survey of ESG Investing


To obtain conditional admission, students should (have) at the minimum:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Be in the 80th percentile or above in SAT/ACT Math
  • Possess (or have aptitude for) technical knowledge and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate the drive and the ability to pay attention to details
  • Be willing to conduct rigorous research
  • Have the ability to ask relevant questions and learn continuously

To be fully admitted, students should at the minimum:

  • Obtain the Bloomberg Market COncepts certificate
  • Pass the SIE (Securities Industry Essentials) Exam

within two months after receiving the conditional admission.

First round interviews will be conducted by a committee and cover both behavioral and technical questions.


Final interviews of those who received conditional admission will be conducted after the successful completion of the exams mentioned above before the end of the semester


To apply send a current resume and a statement of purpose to


Statement of purpose should answer the following partial list of questions as well as anything you feel like sharing about your passion in the competitive yet exciting field:

  • Why are you interested in asset management?
  • What are your career goals?
  • What would you like to research?

Be as specific and as authentic as possible!


LSU Discover Math/Finance Degree Ogden Honors College
LSU Discover can provide students looking to start undergraduate research or are currently involved in undergraduate research with a mentor and funding. With a Math and Finance degree students will have a head start in their career track of asset management. "The LSU Honors College engages a diverse population of high achieving students in a dynamic interaction of outstanding instruction, innovative research and public service." -LSU Honors 
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