Spring 2012 MBA Course

B8321-001: Applied Security Analysis II

W - Full Term, 05:45PM to 09:00PM

Location: URI 301

Instructor: Naveen Bhatia; Andrew Brenner

Prerequisite(s): B8320

Corequisite(s): B6302 B8399 B8399


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The class is integrated with The Pershing Square Value Investing and Philanthropy Challenge.  Winning teams will present their ideas to a panel of top value investors, including Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management.  Attendance at the finals event on April 8th is mandatory. 
This class builds on Applied Security Analysis I.  Participants will take on a team leadership/portfolio manager role in the preparation of the investment idea.  The course deliverable is a 10 minute pitch of an investment idea done by your team.  In ASA II, you are expected to take more of a team leadership role in researching and preparing the pitch.


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Naveen Bhatia

Adjunct Assistant ProfessorNaveen Bhatia is a Principal in the Tactical Opportunities Group based in New York.

Before joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Bhatia was with 40 North Industries LLC, a private investment firm where he focused on distressed debt and special situations equity investments, both public and private. Prior to 40 North, Mr. Bhatia was with Keffi Group, Ltd., a family office in New York. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Bhatia...

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Andrew Brenner

AdjunctAndrew Brenner is the Former Managing Director at Morgan Stanley & Co. where he Co-Headed the Special Situations Trading Group and was the Director of Special Situations Analytics. He joined the firm in 1998. Previously he worked at Lehman Brothers (as a Corporate Finance Analyst within the Telecommunications/Media group) and at Arthur Andersen & Co. (as both an auditor and a small business consultant). Andrew received an...

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