The Princeton Corporate Finance Club is incredibly excited to invite you to join us for the upcoming Farallon Undergraduate Investment Case Competition. Focused on public equity investing, the competition gives exceptional sophomores, juniors, and seniors the chance to compete in teams of 3-4 against students from Wharton, Princeton, Yale, and Berkeley.
An overview and schedule is included below. We will be holding a kickoff event on Tuesday, March 1st at 12pm where the Farallon team will cover registration details, the case, and the awards. If you are interested in learning more, please fill out this form. We will be sending out all updates, including the location of the kickoff event and how to register, to those that sign up.
The purpose of the competition is to advance understanding of public equity investing using real companies and current industry dynamics. Students at Wharton – University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale and University of California, Berkeley interested in a career in public market investing should find this case study exercise rewarding.
A select group of top Farallon investment professionals will serve as judges and provide feedback to all participating teams. One finalist team will be chosen from each school and awarded a roundtrip visit to Farallon’s headquarters in San Francisco to present their case work. An overall winner will be selected and the day will conclude with a light reception in our offices.
Teams of 3-4 students should select a public company they believe has the greatest potential for price appreciation over the next three-to-five years.
Please note that the company must 1) be listed on an American exchange, and 2) have a market capitalization of at least US$1 billion. Successful analysis should provide insight to the team’s view of the company’s value versus its publicly traded value.
IMPORTANT DATES (all times listed are EST)
March 1: Princeton Kick-off event – presentation by Farallon Case Team
March 7: Registration begins at 8:00am
March 16: Deadline to register by 11:00pm
March 31: Final team submissions due by 11:00pm
April 15: Judges’ case feedback provided via email to all participating teams
April 15: Finalist teams notified via email
May 1: Finalist teams give presentations and winning team is selected at Farallon offices in San Francisco
Juniors and seniors attending Wharton – University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale and UC Berkeley are invited to participate; sophomores with strong interest and analytical skills may also participate.