2015-2016 BMGI/Michael Larson Asset Management Fellows

2015-2016 Recipients

The recipients of this year’s scholarships are:


Rachel Doehr ’16Rachel Doehr '16

Rachel Doehr is a senior majoring in economics with the Financial Economics Sequence. A native San Diegan, she came to CMC for the liberal arts experience doubled with the economics focus. Since arriving her freshman year, she has been involved in the Student Investment Fund, as well as been an RA and TA for macroeconomics and Stata. Outside of school, she interns in the investment banking division at Houlihan Lokey in the Los Angeles office, and spends her free time working on two research projects with economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She will be joining Goldman Sachs in their investment banking division in New York City after graduation. Also a ballet dancer, she spends her free time taking class at Anaheim Ballet.


Brian Eckhardt ’16 Brian Eckhardt '16

Brian, originally from Scottsdale, AZ, is a senior at CMC pursuing a Bachelor’s degree inEconomics and Master’s degree in Finance as part of the Robert Day School’s 4-year BA/MA program. In addition to being a Robert Day Scholar, Frank Seaver Leadership Scholar, and two-year BMGI/Michael Larson Asset Management Fellow, Brian is the CEO of the Student Investment Fund and a researcher with the Rose Institute of State and Local Government. He is also a performing member of Under the Lights, CMC’s theatre troupe. Last summer, he interned in the investment banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, he interned with Hawk Ridge Management, a long-short equity hedge fund based in Los Angeles. After graduation, he will be joining a private equity firm in Chicago, IL as a full-time analyst.


Amber Falkner ’16 Amber Falkner '16

Amber Falkner is a senior from Bradenton, FL, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance. In addition to being a BMGI/Michael Larson Asset Management Fellow and a Robert Day Scholar, she is the Chief Investment Officer of the CMC Student Investment Fund and President of Claremont Colleges Against Cancer. She has held internships at a search fund, Danville Capital, and at a mutual fund, Dodge & Cox, after her freshman and sophomore years, respectively. This past summer, she interned as an investment banking analyst in the Consumer, Healthcare and Gaming group at Wells Fargo Securities. She will return to the Charlotte office after graduation as a full-time analyst. Her interests include fishing, creative writing, and kickboxing.


Sean Sakaguchi ’16 Sean Sakaguchi '16

Sean is a senior at CMC pursuing a dual degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), and Economics-Accounting in addition to pursuing the Financial Economics Sequence through the FEI. Originally from Tigard, OR, Sean came to CMC due to its uniquely strong government and economics programs. On campus, he is an active member of the Student Investment Fund (SIF) and the President of CMC’s nationally ranked Model UN program. Over the various summers at CMC, Sean worked at the FEI before interning in Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management division. This past summer, he worked in NYC at Millstein & Company where he worked on a variety of corporate and governmental bankruptcy restructurings and will be returning after graduation. In his free time, Sean enjoys kayaking, archery, and playing card/strategic board games.


Albert Xu ’17Albert Xu '17

Albert is a junior at CMC majoring in Economics. In addition to being a BMGI/Michael Larson Asset Management Fellow, he is also a Robert Day Scholar. He is the CIO of Sagehen Capital Management at Pomona College, and works as a research analyst at the FEI. So far, Albert has researched under Professors Eric Helland, Gary Smith, and Sven Arndt.  In his free time, he enjoys debating, fencing, and watching football.