The USC Value Investing Group is currently planning our annual spring investment conference. It will be held at the University of Southern California campus on April 12th-13th. The competition allows undergraduate students from around the nation to showcase their talents, refine their investing skill set, and network with like-minded individuals, industry professionals, and student leaders. As a conference participant your team will have the opportunity to network with professionals, attend a participant banquet, listen to several keynote speakers, and compete! 

Dates to watch out for:

  • February 12th - Applications open

  • March 10th - 2 page summary of your team's investment idea and registration due date

  • March 12th - Finalists will be notified by midnight

  • April 12th-13th - Conference at USC

We look forward to another great competition! Feel free to email us with any questions you may have. 

Registration is now open until March 10th! Please fill out the registration form below with your team information and send your 2 page pitch to by March 10th.

Stock Pitch Expectations

If you are interested in participating in this event, please submit a two-page investment review to and register on this website by March 10th. Our sponsors will select their favorite investment ideas and chosen teams will be invited to compete in two rounds of judging held at the University of Southern California on April 12th-13th. Teams must consist of up to five members. Teams must give a buy or sell recommendation on an equity of their choice. 

Your stock pitch should be of professional quality and include information on:

  • Investment Thesis and a Buy/Sell Recommendation Summary

  • Analysis of Business and Industry

  • Valuation

  1. Eligible investments will follow these guidelines:

    • U.S. Equities only

    •  Market Capitalization $100+ million

  2. In the first round, each team will have a maximum of 10 minutes of presentation time followed by a 7-minute question and answer session with the judges

  3. In the final round, each group will have a maximum of 12 minutes of presentation time followed by a 10-minute question and answer session with the judges

  4. More than one team can represent a participating school and up to 2 teams from the same organization.

Judging Process

Judges will be asked to evaluate your stock pitches based on the following criteria:

  1. Stock Pick Quality (Investment risk, potential upside, catalysts, valuation)

  2. Presentation Quality (Communication skills, visual aids)

Tentative Schedule

A tentative schedule is posted below. Any changes will be communicated to teams as we get closer to the event.

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