The Davy Pitch of the Year Competition ran annually through the Trinity Student Managed Fund provides Junior and Senior Freshmen members with an invaluable opportunity to pitch in a competitive environment. Buy or sell pitches take place over a period of 2-3 months, with the final being held in March. The final of the competition will be judged by a panel of Davy employees headed by Aidan Donnelly, a member of the SMF Advisory Board and Head of Equities for Davy Private Clients.
This opportunity is exclusive to the Trinity SMF and the finalists are given the opportunity to interview in Davy’s offices for a paid summer internship in their Private Clients division. This experience has helped members progress to higher roles within the fund due to the wealth of knowledge gained from pitching extensively in a competitive environment. Participating members can further expand their knowledge on equity valuations, macroeconomic positioning, investment thesis construction, and risk analysis while growing within the SMF and potentially Davy.
2019 Winner: Luke Ryan
“The Davy Pitch of the Year competition allowed me to practice my pitching skills in a supportive and rewarding environment. Having won the competition, I interviewed in Davy and was offered a 4-month summer internship on the Investment Strategy team within the Private Client division. This has helped me develop a wealth of knowledge that I can bring back to the SMF as manager of the Transport and Industrials Sector”
-Luke Ryan, former Trinity SMF CIO