33rd annual ProAm dinner with investment professional speakers.  Alumni and guests can enjoy participating in a stock picking contest and learn about investing ideas and trends.


Cherokee Town Club
3573 Haddon Hall Rd
ATLANTA, Georgia

Event Details

The annual ProAm Investment Challenge is a stock picking contest started by the Booth Alumni Club of Atlanta in 1987, and which has since spread to Booth clubs in other cities. The contest consists of investing a hypothetical portfolio in 2-5 investments, long or short. We call it a ProAm because the Atlanta club has professional investors present their picks at a dinner event, where the attendees turn in their selections.


$75 for alumni or guests


Register Online

Deadline: 1/15/2020

Speaker Profiles

John & Peggy Shepard (Speaker)


John Shepard, '87 

Other Information


1. Each participant shall invest a hypothetical. Each portfolio must have at least two, but no more than five securities and each security must account for at least 20% of the total portfolio value. No trades are allowed after the initial investment position is established.

2. Participants can choose from the following investments:
Common or preferred stock traded on the NYSE, AMEX, or NASDAQ.
Any corporate, municipal, or US bond quoted in Wall Street Journal.
Cash or 12 month T-bill.

3. Identify short sales by using parenthesis around the dollar amount to be shorted. It is necessary to reserve cash in the amount of the short position. This reserve plus the cash from the short sale will be invested in T-Bills.

4. Winners will be determined based on the highest total return using the closing prices of January 19 and December 31, 2020.

Complete your 2020 ProAm Entry Online here: