Gunner L. Hardy
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Location: Tempe, AZ, United States
University: Arizona State University
Major: BS Hons Economics, BA Hons Business ( Global Politics )

Gunner L. Hardy

Gunner L. Hardy

Education
Arizona State University - W. P. Carey School of Business
Bachelor’s Degree, Economics (B.S. Hons) & Global Politics (B.A. Hons) || Minor: Psychology || CTF: Int. Business, 2014 - 2018
Activities and Societies: Certificate: International Business
Major GPA: 3.5

Semester Abroad: Chiang Mai University
Asia Economics & Politics
2017 - 2017

Semester Abroad: WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
European Economics & Finance
2016 - 2016

Semester Abroad: EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht
Econometrics - Statistics
2017 - 2018

Language Skills:
Spanish (Basic) | German (Intermediate) | Thai (Basic)

Technical Skills:
Company/Project Valuation (Masters in Finance Course), Regression Analysis, Financial Modeling

Experienced with Morningstar Direct, Excel (v-lookups, pivot tables, logic statements..etc), Bloomberg, Sharepoint

Programming Languages:
Python (Pandas, Numpy, Scikit), VBA (Basic), R (Basic), Java (Basic), SQL (Basic), SOQL (Basic - Salesforce Query Language)

Experience:

Undergraduate Researcher at Arizona State University
February 2017 - Present
- Developed an R-program to analyze the explanatory power of external influences (e.g. Conflict) on Brent crude oil prices
- Conducted a research paper for Dr. Christina Schatzman on the Effectiveness of Varying International Aid to Ukraine
- Conducting a research report for Dr. Mark Manfredo on Market Conditions for Commodity Derivatives in the CIS Region
- Conducting my thesis report with Dr. Seth Pruitt on Portfolio Optimization with Frontier Market Equity ETFs

Research Assistant at Society for Study of Emerging
September 2017 - Present
- Developing an in-depth model to analyze International Dispute Settlements’ effect on US Companies' stock prices
- Developed Python programs to automate the sourcing and compiling of useable data into CSVs for further analysis
- Assisting with event#study research for Dr. Josef Brada Et al. on The Effect of Bilateral Investment Treaties on FDI flows

Fair Trade News and Market Access Information Monitor Intern at WFTO Asia
February 2017 - May 2017 (4 months)
- Researched/completed written projects within industry/trend analysis in Chiang Mai, Thailand to promote equal and fair trade in Asia

Investment Analyst Intern at MRA Associates
September 2016 - January 2017 (5 months)
- Utilized VBA to develop programs to facilitate data organization and exposure analysis on investments
totaling $800M
- Modeled client portfolio performance in comparison to previous performance, model estimates, and industry
standards
- Developed MRA’s model for evaluating Stable Value fund investment options with automated data input in VBA
- Conducted due diligence on potential MRA Investments: Funds ranging from Reinsurance to Smart Beta - Performed quantitative analysis on existing and prospective managers, including fund performance
attribution
- Programmed salesforce database application to facilitate optimized storage and database congruence with
SOQL
- Maintained and updated financial models and databases
- Assisted in preparing fund reports and investment performance reports.

Project Management Intern at Ryan Companies US, Inc.
May 2015 - August 2015 (4 months)
- Redesigned the Monroe Project’s labor reporting system and reviewed property logistics to ensure accurate recording
- Developed property financial sales packages with Powerpoint and communicated effectively with clients

Commercial Property Intern at Eagle Commercial Realty Services
December 2014 - May 2015 (6 months)
- Researched and compiled field examinations, appraisals, and valuation trends for properties ($450,000 - 3,500,000)
- Managed team-based research projects to ensure accurate property data

NEXT Externship at AXA
November 2014 - May 2015 (7 months)
- Participated in AXA Advisors, LLC's financial professional's events on client connection
- Studied knowledgeable, objective financial strategies based on face-to-face needs analysis and strategic long-term relationships.

Real Estate Intern (Rural-Lower Income Areas) at Waite's Country Realty
June 2014 - August 2014 (3 months)
- Accurately analyzed/confirmed data figures for properties (Specializing in Rural-Lower Income Areas)



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE:

Software Engineer / Market Analyst: Trader
January 2017 - Present
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- Utilizing Machine Learning to develop an AI focused on NLP and NLU analysis of financial reports from Morningstar
- Developed Python algorithms to trade/monitor WTI Oil ETFs, 7-10yr Bond ETFs, Leveraged Gold ETNs, Small Cap Stocks...+
- Constructing a program to understand WSJ’s Frontier Market Reports by means of trained classification models

Co-Founder - Quantitative Analysis Group
March 2016 - July 2016
Wirtschaftsuniversität’s Trading and Investment Society (WUTIS)
- Utilized my intercultural and project management skills to help found an Investment Society in Austria (BS+MSc Students)
- Helped develop curriculum around equity analysis, R programming, Monte Carlo Modeling and more

Co-Founder / Past: President
May 2015 - February 2016
Vested Interests of the Capital Investors LLC
- Managed the founding of an ASU student organization focused on quantitative analysis and global market dynamics


UNIVERSITY-VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT:
Organizations:

Medallion Scholars Program (Medallion Scholar) August 2014 - Present

ASU Mobile Software Developers Club (Co-Founder / Executive Board Member)
October 2016 - January 2017

Real Estate Club (Advisor/Past: President)
August 2014 - February 2016

University Hearing Board (Student Delegate) August 2014 - May 2016

Delta Sigma Phi, (Member/Past: Director of Risk Management) August 2014 - October 2015

Volunteer:
Caritas-Flüchtlings-Gehäuse (Volunteer - Refugee Home) April 2016 - July 2016

Changemaker Central (Volunteer Spring Break Trip) March 2015


Honors and Awards

Medallion Scholar, W.P. Carey, Dept. Of Finance’s Cattaneo Family Scholar - Award

New American University Scholar - Dean's Award

Python, R, Financial Modeling, Equity Analysis, Economics, Econometrics, Quantitative Analysis