HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 17, 2010 – High Point University students in the Phillips School of Business got a taste of real-world business sense, thanks to a visit from Mark W. Yusko, CEO and chief investment officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC.
Yusko, who gave a presentation to students on Feb. 11, shared his views on key global macroeconomic trends and his outlook on the current global financial market environment. Following his talk, Brad Briner, managing director of Private Investments, discussed illiquidity premiums related to private equity.
“Our students were treated with a high energy, entertaining and informative presentation that covered the economic and investment world from a global perspective,” says Dr. Jim Wehrley, dean of the Phillips School of Business. “Opportunities such as this are what set our business students apart. Learning about these real-world trends from such a highly respected businessman truly encourages our students to succeed.”
Matt Schiffer, president of the Business Student Association at HPU, agrees. “After learning about large public financial institutions, it’s refreshing to hear what goes on in the private sector.”
Morgan Creek is a Registered Investment Advisor providing investment management and advisory services to wealthy families, individuals and institutional investors. The Firm provides an “Outsourced CIO” solution to clients in need of a comprehensive investment program, as well as discretionary strategies to assist clients in building investment programs based on the University Endowment Model. Morgan Creek provides Asset Allocation, Manager Selection and Portfolio Construction through advisory relationships and discretionary strategies.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.
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