Miami University is one of the oldest public universities in the country, made possible by an ordinance signed by President George Washington in 1795. Chartered in 1809, Miami welcomed its first students in 1824. Miami's reputation grew as quickly as its enrollment, and it became known as the "Yale of the West" for its ambitious liberal arts curriculum. Today, Miami consistently ranks among the nation's top public universities for the quality of teaching and overall student experience.
One of Miami University's most famous graduates was Benjamin Harrison, who later became a President of the United States. Professor William Holmes McGuffey revolutionized the education of generations of Americans when he conducted research for his Eclectic Readers series while teaching at Miami from 1826 to 1836. The "mother of fraternities," Miami was the founding site of four national fraternities: Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, and Phi Kappa Tau; as well as Delta Zeta sorority.
Nuveen Asset Management's (NAM) investment advisory services are provided based on the strategy selected by the client and are subject to agreed-upon account restrictions and guidelines. The firm provides services across a broad array of fixed income, equity and other investment strategies, including the broad categories of municipal bonds, taxable fixed income, global and international, value, growth and core, real assets, asset allocation, quantitative/enhanced, index, and non-traditional strategies. Depending on the particular strategy, NAM may invest in a variety of securities and other investments, including derivatives in some cases and they may employ different investment techniques. Certain strategies may include an allocation to funds affiliated with NAM or their affiliates. Certain strategies include elements of other strategies and may be customized to meet the each client's individualized needs.
NWQ Investment Management (NWQ) is a value manager that offers a variety of investment strategies including: large-cap value, special equity, concentrated equity, small/mid-cap value, small-cap value, balanced, core fixed-income and alternative investments. The firm's investment approach is based on bottom-up, fundamental research that seeks to identify potential investments that are trading at attractive absolute valuations. They strive to capitalize on disparities between investor perceptions and underlying fundamentals in the capital markets. NWQ's approach is finance-oriented and cash flow-focused. Their strategies focus on attractive valuations, downside protection and the identification of catalysts and inflection points.
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Banc of America Securities (BAS) is the investment banking subsidiary of Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC). The firm provides both the domestic and international equity and investment banking markets, and pursues a strategy pioneered by Citigroup that combines corporate lending with investment banking advice and services.They provide high-yield debt underwriting and leveraged finance, in addition to industry coverage groups such as healthcare, media and telecom, financial institutions, real estate and gaming. BAS also does a significant amount of work for Financial Sponsors, or private equity firms, often financing leveraged transactions. Following the strategy of Goldman Sachs, the firm lacks a standalone mergers and acquisitions department, instead employing mergers and acquisitions senior bankers throughout the industry coverage groups.The firm is registered as a broker/dealer with the SEC, is a member of the NYSE, and the NASD. The use of Banc in the BAS's name is indicative of the fact that the company is not a bank, and their deposits and other holdings are not insured by the FDIC.