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Fall 2021: Poker 

Nov 5th, 2021

As one of the social events of Fall Quarter of 2021, Promontory held a poker tournament. 

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Fall 2021: Girls Brunch

Oct 30th, 2021

The girls of Promontory had a fun, fall brunch at Nella Pizza e Pasta. 

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Winter 2021: Winter Quad Hangout

3/6/21

Promontory held a social event at the Quad where members played frisbee and enjoyed each other's company as Winter Quarter was finishing up. 

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Promontory Speaker Series:

NYU Stern Professor Aswath Damodaran

Nov 9th, 2020

As our first virtual speaker event of fall 2020, we welcome NYU Stern professor Aswath Damodaran to cover fascinating topics like why value investors need to modernize their investing approach, how ESG is one of the most overhyped concepts in finance, and whether or not the presidential election really matters for the market.

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Promontory Speaker Series:

Stanford Professor John Cochrane

June 1st, 2020

In our second and final virtual speaker event of the quarter, we welcome longtime Chicagoan but now Stanford Professor John Cochrane to talk about his recent macroeconomic research and thoughts on topics like recent monetary policy, the danger of ballooning government debt, and how to rationalize human behavior.

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Promontory Speaker Series:

Nobel Laureate and Stanford Professor Myron Scholes

May 25th, 2020

Finding the silver lining in quarantine, a few Board members had the chance to interview Nobel Laureate and Stanford Professor Myron Scholes in our first ever virtual speaker event open to the UChicago community. Among the topics discussed were the unintended consequences of the Black-Scholes model, the passivity of the money management industry, and Covid-19 concerns.

 

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Winter 2020 Launch Party

March 11th, 2020

Promontory held its quarterly launch party with catered food from Wing Stop in Bartlett Lounge to commemorate the publication of Promontory's 2020 winter issue.  

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Winter 2020 Hotpot

March 6th, 2020

Promontory's winter quarter outing was to Chinatown's Happy Lamb for some hot pot on a cold winter day.

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Fall 2019 Launch Party

December 4th, 2019

Now an annual tradition, Promontory held its fall launch party featuring McDonalds in McCormick Lounge during Week 10 to commemorate the publication of its 2019 fall issue. Hundreds of McNuggets were served and all were eaten.

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Promontory Speaker Series:

Booth Professor Amir Sufi

May 15th, 2019

What factors induce, or signify, economic booms and busts? How exactly does the financial sector specifically - made up of banks, mortgages, bonds and the stock market - interact with the larger economy as we know it? Amir Sufi, Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Booth School of Business, claims that expansions in credit supply, operating primarily through household demand, have been an important driver of business cycles.

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Winter 2019 Launch Party

March 13th, 2019

Promontory held its second ever launch party in McCormick Lounge to commemorate the publication of its 2019 winter issue. Smoque Barbeque was served.

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Winter 2019 Chinatown Trip

February 23rd, 2019

A group of Promontory club members on a night out in Chinatown enjoying rolled ice cream after stuffing themselves with all-you-can-eat hotpot.

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Valentine's Day Fundraiser

February 13th, 2019 

Taking advantage of Chicago's brutal winters, Promontory members tabled in Cobb Hall and sold V-day themed hot chocolate, vanilla chai lattes, and chocolate truffles for its very first club fundraiser. Fun stickers and designs as well as whipped cream were included!

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Undergraduate Women in Finance

January 9th, 2019 

We teamed up with other finance-focused RSOs on campus to give an overview of careers in finance, and to talk about our organizations. Following the presentations was a networking session where attendees got to chat with and meet representatives from each RSO to hear about their experiences.

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Fall 2018 Launch Party

December 7th, 2018

At the end of each quarter, Promontory Investment Research holds a launch party to celebrate their hard-work and to distribute the quarterly publication to the campus community. Everyone is welcome to attend and chat with Promontory Research Analysts. Last quarter, McDonalds was also served. Looking forward to Winter 2019!

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