Student Managed Investment Fund

Spring 2017 Students

Luiz Barduco Setti de Arruda

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Luiz Arruda has a 4.0 GPA and served as an undergraduate research assistant at USF for nearly two years. He also received the Excellence in Undergraduate Research award. Arruda has interned with AXA Advisors, where he analyzed clients' portfolios and researched on mutual funds. He is highly involved at USF, serving in a leadership role for Global Business Brigades and participating in the Corporate Mentor Program, where he is paired with a mentor from the business community. The Brazilian native speaks three languages – Portuguese, English, and Italian.

Marc Costello

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Marc Costello is the fifth member of his family to attend the University of South Florida. His interest in finance stems from his father, who instilled in him the importance of saving and investing at a young age. Costello is an investment banking analyst intern at Crosstree Capital Partners, where he works in healthcare mergers and acquisitions. He previously interned with Citigroup in its Institutional Clients Group. Costello plans to pursue a master's degree in finance and attain a CFA designation.

Jeremy Davis

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Jeremy Davis is the first person in his immediate family to attend college. His passion for finance stems from his desire to understand the mechanics of the business world. Davis' interest in finance inspired him to intern at Raymond James where he is an equity capital markets analyst. He also leads the community service initiatives for the Student Finance Association at USF. He aspires to attain a CFA designation and build a career in the investment domain.

Zachary Degregorio

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Zachary DeGregorio aspires to start his own private equity fund after first gaining experience in the financial services industry. His strong aptitude for financial analysis led to multiple internships in finance and technology roles, most notably assisting options and U.S. Treasury futures traders at a Manhattan-based hedge fund. DeGregorio is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. He is a recipient of USF's Program of Accountancy Achievement Award.

Laura Del Castillo

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A finance and MIS double major, Laura Del Castillo aspires to work in equity research. She is well on her way as she has held three internships in the finance industry. She worked as a financial operations consultant at JPMorgan, served as a credit risk management intern at Raymond James, and interned as a controller at Goldman Sachs. Del Castillo is an active leader and has held numerous positions such as president of Toastmasters, co-leader for a career workshop, and coordinator for a missionary trip. She speaks three languages and is an artist and pianist.

Andres Nader

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Andres Nader is an intern at Ballast Point Ventures where he assists in prospecting for new clients. He previously served as an intern at JPMorgan, where he analyzed data and helped build technology, and at Raymond James, where he worked in the firm's compliance unit. After graduation, he hopes to work in the hedge fund industry conducting research. Nader is vice president of the Student Finance Association. A native of Colombia, Nader is bilingual and enjoys spending his free time building and racing cars. 

Quan Nguyen

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A native of Vietnam, Quan Nguyen believes in giving back to the community. He was the first manager of Suit-A-Bull, a university program that lends business attire to those in need. Nguyen also helps students with their professional development as an officer of the Student Finance Association. Beyond USF, Nguyen interned at Citi, where he prepared annual reports and property statements for Citi's businesses. As an intern at Ballast Point Ventures, Nguyen analyzes prospective companies and makes recommendations to the investment team. Nguyen was a 25 Under 25 honoree in 2016.

Jose Ortiz

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Jose Ortiz spent two of his four high school years in his homeland of Mexico, an experience that helped him better understand Latin American culture and how business operates there. He joined USF as a member of the Bulls Business Community, an experience he enjoyed so much that he volunteered to mentor three incoming business students the following year. His finance acumen, bi-lingual skills, and understanding of Latin American business led to an internship in Miami for Beta Capital Management. There he handled equity research and conducted anti-money laundering investigations.

Samuel Rodas

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Samuel Rodas is a Peruvian native whose family moved to the United States when he was 8 years old. Rodas is the first in his family to attend college. He has held an internship at Wells Fargo Advisors, where he assisted two financial advisors. Rodas is a member of two honor societies: Phi Theta Kappa and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He is also a member of the Student Finance Association. Rodas aspires to work in corporate finance and to earn a master's degree in finance.

Roger Sentongo

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Ugandan native Roger Sentongo came to America at the age of 20 to pursue an undergraduate degree in finance. He chose to prepare for a career in asset management as he aspires to run his own investment fund. Sentongo is proficient in the Java and C programming languages and serves as the webmaster for the African Student Association. He is also a writer for the Student Finance Association's newsletter.

Madison Suhr

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Madison Suhr grew up having a passion for business. He has already passed his Series 65 exam, enabling him to register as an investment advisor. Suhr works full time as a quoting coordinator at Sypris Electronics, where he helped secure more than $15 million in business. He previously served as an intern in purchasing and finance at Sypris. He aspires to become a leader and role model to the people around him.

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