UALR Finance Students Join Delta Trust Exec at Buffett’s Meeting

University of Arkansas at Little Rock students Jess Blackwell, Larissa Cantarella and Kyle Steed traveled to Omaha on May 4 to hear the world’s most famous investor, Warren Buffett, at his annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting.

In 2007, Delta Trust & Bank partnered with the College of Business to create the Berkshire Hathaway independent study program. Each year, three senior level economic or finance students are accepted into the program to study the investment style of Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett. This program is under the direction of Finance Professor Dr. Larry Holland.

The program culminates with a trip to the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Omaha, Nebraska that typically draws a crowd of over 30,000. Delta Trust & Bank CEO French Hill hosts the students while in Omaha and has designed a weekend full of fun, learning and unique experiences. Students attend the Young Presidents’ Organization panel discussion and reception, Borsheims brunch and world-champion chess match and dine at all of Buffett’s favorite restaurants.

These students also interned at Delta Trust and were able to gain insight into the financial services of: trust administration, estate planning, portfolio management, financial planning, insurance, investments, trading, employee benefits, wealth transfer, and lending and credit analysis.

The 2012 UALR/Delta Trust & Bank Berkshire Hathaway Independent Study students are: Jess Blackwell of Little Rock, Arkansas graduating in May 2012 with a general finance degree; Larissa Cantarella of Vitoria, Brazil graduating in May 2013 with a degree in economics & finance; and Kyle Steed of Star City, Arkansas graduating in May 2013 with an accounting & finance degree.

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