Undergraduates take first place in Duff & Phelps competition
Duff & Phelps' YOUniversity Deal Challenge
Duff & Phelps CEO Noah Gottdiener (center) with members of Fisher’s winning team (from left to right) Chris DiYanni, Zach Messenger, John Weiler and team advisor and assistant professor of finance Sergey Chernenko

Fisher’s undergraduate team of Chris DiYanni, Zachary Messenger, and John Weiler won the YOUniversity Deal Challenge in New York City in April 2011. The event was sponsored by Duff & Phelps, a leading global provider of financial advisory and investment banking services.

The competition challenged students from schools across the country to solve a complex business problem in the areas of mergers and acquisitions advisory, transaction opinions, dispute consulting, and valuation advisory. The team was presented with a scholarship award of $15,000.

The team was advised by Sergey Chernenko, assistant professor of finance at Fisher.

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