It's no secret that many on Wall Street look to younger generations as a means of gauging demand for new and innovative technologies. It's why the advertisers simply cant leave Instagram (FB) - Get Report , because that's where the millennial eyeballs are! It's why Beyond Meat (BYND) - Get Report has been so incredibly strong out of the gates its IPO (perhaps a bit too much if you ask us).
Zev Fima, Research Analyst with ActionAlertsPLUS, had a chance to sit down with three bright minds from Greenwood Project to discuss what they, as the next generation of investors, are watching.
- Robert Whitmore IV, an International Development major at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign currently serving as a Data Analytics & Transactions Marketing intern at Nasdaq and the CEO of the Greenwood Impact Fund
- Christopher Holloway, a senior at Drake University studying Finance with a focus on insurance with plans to pursue a career in asset management after graduation and the CIO of the Greenwood Impact Fund
- Hayes Bynum, a recent graduate of the University of Iowa where he studied Mathematics and currently is a fixed income analyst at Sandler O'Neil and the COO of the Greenwood Impact Fund
For those unfamiliar with the organization, it is all about introducing participants to the financial services industry. As stated on their website, greenwoodproject.org
"Greenwood Project introduces youth to careers within the financial industry via paid summer internships, educational field trips and our summer financial institute for high school students. In many cases, our programming gives young people strong motivation to succeed in their remaining high school tenure and also a compelling reason to attend college."
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TheStreet had a chance to host the group again this year to discuss the financial media industry and were once again, so impressed and convinced that the information we were able to learn would be valuable to our viewers that we had to invite them back to discuss what they are currently working on, their views on the market and where they, as the up and coming generation, see the world going and what they care about when it comes to investing.
As a result, it is our hope that the thoughts shared in this video can help our home gaming viewers better shape their own world views and as a result, tailor their portfolios for the coming decades!