Elieser Carrazana is a senior majoring in finance and international business at FIU. Born in Cuba, but considers Miami his home town. He’s a Marine Corps veteran with two combat tours to Afghanistan.
He’s very involved with extracurriculars including the Phoenician Investment Fund (PIF), Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), and Alternative Investments Insights Group (AIIG). He’s an incoming summer analyst in JPMorgan & Chase’s Business Management and Global Finance division this summer. He’s contributed to many philanthropies on school, like St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, and plans on continuing to give back to the community by educating young children on the importance of financial planning and wellness.
Renato Danieletto is a junior at Florida International University majoring in Finance and Economics. He is currently interning at Concise Capital, under former CFA Miami President Tom Krasner ('96-'98). During his time at Florida International University, Renato has been apart of various student organizations including the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) and the FIU Equestrian club. This past semester, he also co-founded the Alternative Investment Insight Group(AIIG) at FIU, which is the first student-run alternative investment group in the state of Florida
Jason Keasler is a native of Tampa, Florida and has lived in Miami, Fl since 2013. From 2007 to 2015 Jason served as an U.S. Army Intelligence Officer serving in a variety of positions including a combat tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and also worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a consultant to United States Southern Command. Since 2015 Jason has continued building his company, AlulA Aerospace, an aircraft data streaming company he co-founded. Jason earned an MBA from the University of Miami and is currently a MSF candidate at Florida International University.
Rafael was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Rafael is currently a sophomore at Florida International University. Rafael was selected out of five students to represent FIU in the CFA Research Challenge Team.
Rafael is part of the Phoenician Investment Fund. Rafael participated in hosting Investment Banking Rush Week as part of his role as V.P of Investment Banking. Throughout his role, Rafael implemented weekly deal talks where he taught members about current deals. Aside from school, Rafael is a cigar aficionado and a volunteer firefighter.
Mercedes is currently an Equity Research Intern at Fairholme Capital Management. She is the team leader of five students selected to represent FIU in the CFA challenge. She will be interning this summer in New York at a bulge bracket.
Mercedes is the co-founder of Women In Finance (WIF), an initiative for women within the Phoenician Investment Fund that focuses on accelerating the leadership of women in wall street. Mercedes was V.P. of Asset Management in the Phoenician Investment Fund. She has also been heavily involved with the Student Managed Investment Fund as a TMT Analyst (Fall 2016) Healthcare Analyst (Fall 2017) and Sector Manager for the Oil & Energy (Spring 2018). She is currently competing in the Bloomberg Trading Challenge. She is also part of the Alternatives Investment Insight Group (AIIG) at school. This is the first student ran Alternative Investment Group in Florida.
Special thanks to their faculty advisor, professor Mark Del Pezzo from FIU, College of Business, and all the volunteers that made this happen.
We are very proud of you!