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Contents Letter from the Chairman ....................................................................................................................................................... 3 About IBCM ............................................................................................................................................................................. 4 Three pillared foundation ....................................................................................................................................................... 4 About Our Vision ..................................................................................................................................................................... 6

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Letter from the Chairman When we founded the Investment Banking & Capital Markets Club (IBCM) during the spring quarter of 2009, we didn’t know what to expect both in terms of student interest and how far our ambitions would carry us. Now, with nearly a year of hindsight under our belt, it is obvious that there was interest (50+ active members and 300+ mailing list) and this club is not limited solely by the ambitions of a few. Over the last year, the IBCM has evolved from a niche idea that we felt could appeal to a handful of students, into an all-encompassing club, that has bridged the gap from just the Investment Banking end market’s that it sought to serve and has progressed into all facets of student, community and corporate life. The IBCM now has active interests in the Denver community, through several charities, non-profits and corporate sponsorships, and seeks to provide with volunteer and donation opportunities, as well as internship and job openings. The IBCM has brought tremendous awareness to the University of Denver campus, increasing the value and prestige of every student’s degree, both for today and tomorrow’s generation. As the IBCM continues to grow, we look to develop synergistic opportunities to connect the entire University of Denver community together; some of those opportunities are already in motion with plans for a campus-wide charity among other things. One of our proudest achievements has been the relationship we have formed with Training The Street, which we can now call a tradition, since they have been on the University of Denver campus three times as of the writing of this letter. Every session that Training The Street has done on campus has been met by a sellout crowd of inquisitive, motivated students. Also, based on the high level of interest and value generated from the seminars, the IBCM was able to partner with local Investment Banking titan St. Charles Capital, who sponsored the event and even sent their own analysts to attend; thus forming a tremendous corporate partner for the IBCM and the University of Denver moving forward. One of our main goals with the IBCM when we started was to increase the job placement of University of Denver students across the financial sector, specifically Wall Street. Our idea was that if we started now, maybe in five years we could make a difference. Fast-forward eleven months and we have placed students at firms that we never thought possible. Firms represented in just the first year include: J.P. Morgan, Barclays Capital, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Piper Jaffray, Macquarie Capital, Bank of Montreal and many more. While this is a testament to the IBCM and the “Iron sharpens iron” culture it bred, we must also tip our hats off to the tremendous members that have been so kind as to call the IBCM home for the past year. Without their sacrifice, hard work and dedication, none of this would have been possible. Lastly, I just want to thank the University of Denver and all of the tremendous faculty and administration that has made this year such a great success. We are so fortunate to attend a school where the faculty and administration are open to entrepreneurship, creativity and original thinking from the student population. On behalf of myself and the IBCM, we will continually strive to carry on this spirit and represent the University of Denver in only the best light. JJ Lane February 16, 2010 – New York City

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About IBCM The Investment Banking & Capital Markets Club (IBCM) was founded by JJ Lane and a small group of motivated, passionate students in April of 2009. These students not only share a commitment towards developing the University of Denver’s (DU) Investment Banking infrastructure, but ultimately, they are driven to see DU among the elite institutions in the world; a place they feel it rightfully should be. The IBCM seeks to accomplish its vision of developing an Investment Banking infrastructure by educating its members in the field of investment banking, by developing its members’ financial skill sets and interviewing techniques and placing its members at leading financial institutions. We have based our entire club around these three pillars and we will continually strive to uphold and institute them wherever possible.

Three pillared foundation 1. Education :: The IBCM will educate its members through a variety of methods, including: a. Introductory Sessions – Come and learn about investment banking and develop your foundation, to which our later offerings will build upon b. Speaker Series – We have partnered with the top business leaders in Denver for insightful and thought provoking speaking engagements. Topics vary, but past speakers have included top executives from investment banks, Private Equity firms, and more c. Peer-to-Peer Interaction – We feel very strongly that “Iron Sharpens Iron” and so by providing an arena for motivated, intelligent students to network and interact in a competitive, focused environment will only enhance our members d. Industry Resources – We have access to numerous resources that are not available to the average student, which provide education on topics ranging from recruiting, interviewing, on-the-job and many more… 2. Development :: The IBCM will develop its member’s skill sets through a variety of methods, including: a. Resume Workshops – Our executive team understands the importance of a good resume, specifically tailored for financial employers. With that in mind, we will host several resume workshops, in conjunction with the Suitts Center, to give our members the edge they need come recruiting season b. Interview Prep – Whether it is providing sample interview questions, that we have compiled from hundreds of interviews among us, or conducting mock interviews, we recognize the value of being FULLY prepared for those challenging financial interviews and will prepare our members as such. Our members have had interview experience and success with Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bank of Montreal, Macquarie Capital and many more… c. Excel & PowerPoint Workshops – In the financial industry, being “proficient” isn’t good enough; you need to truly master Excel & PowerPoint and not only that, but understand how to use it efficiently. At our

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workshops, we teach you the industry best practices, shortcuts, hot keys, and much more…all to make sure you are really “proficient” and will hit the ground running at your internship or full-time opportunity d. Training The Street – This is the hallmark of the IBCM. Training The Street is the premier Wall Street training company, serving nearly every large financial institution, as well as 23 out of 25 of the top business schools in the nation. Here you will learn the skills required to succeed in finance as they teach you many things not covered in the classroom, along with some things that supplement the classroom learning experience 3. Placement :: The IBCM places its members in top financial jobs through a variety of methods, including: a. Advisory Board – We have established close relationships with alumni that have volunteered to be a part of our advisory board. In doing so, they will be available to coach and mentor our members, ultimately guiding them into careers in Investment Banking and related fields b. Alumni – Outside of the advisory board, we have a stable of talented alumni that will be available to members to network with and also look to for coaching and mentoring c. Investment Banking Day – We host an annual Investment Banking Day, where all of the top local firms come to campus to present and answer questions on their firm and get to know the students. This serves as a great opportunity for students to develop relationships that potentially could matriculate into a career in investment banking d. Recruiting – We have established relationships with top investment banks, both locally and nationally, that recruit solely from the talent of the IBCM. They recognize our students are better prepared than their counterparts and ready to contribute from day one. Currently, we have members at many firms across the globe, including: J.P. Morgan, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Macquarie, Piper Jaffray, BMO, St. Charles Capital and many more

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About Our Vision The IBCM not only seeks to better its members, but every DU student for that matter. As mentioned above, we are driven to increase the prestige and reputation of our beloved school, putting DU in a class with the top business schools in the world. As Dean Riordan’s strategic plan takes hold at DU, we feel that the IBCM is well positioned to capitalize on the change going on at the top, but by providing a bottom’s up approach. While the Dean has to look more on a macro level at growing DU’s reputation, we at the IBCM feel that by dealing in our area of expertise, Investment Banking (and the micro level) that we can provide tremendous value-add to the long-term strategic vision of the University. As such, we have outlined our 5-point strategy: 1. By increasing the infrastructure for Investment Banking at DU, we will begin to develop the skill sets and interest of the immensely talented students at DU for Investment Banking 2. This in turn, will lead to an increase in the exposure for DU (i.e. Training The Street’s website will now feature DU as a “Charter School”) among Investment Banks, who otherwise would have ignored DU 3. As the exposure increases, the recruiting will soon follow. Now the trickle of Investment Banks will begin to start coming to DU, somewhere where they have never needed to travel in the past 4. With increased recruiting, come more jobs in the sector, which, despite the problems currently, produces some of the highest paying jobs around. These jobs also serve as to litter the top financial positions with DU grads, which make it easier for more students to break into the industry. This is a similar model to how the Harvard’s of the world work 5. Lastly, with a bountiful number of students on Wall Street, the prestige of DU has increased, which leads to higher rankings, which then attracts even better students, who ultimately are willing to pay more for their education, which, at the end of the day, leads to a repeat of the cycle and the achievement of the strategic vision

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IBCM Vision Statement  

Vision Statement for the IBCM at the University of Denver

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