Internship Description

Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, Yale, MIT Dartmouth, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School

Founded by Ray West in 2007, Rayburn West Financial Services, LLC (RWFS) is a registered investment advisor with a proven track record of success in assets management. The Managing partner Ray West has over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked at Merrill Lynch, First American Bank/Invest, and Raymond James/Pinnacle Financial Partners.

RWFS is now offering talented students the opportunity to learn about investment analysis and general business skills through its Finance Internship Program. This internship consists of units of weekly sessions led by Ray West. During the sessions, interns will (1) present their company research, and (2) discuss assigned readings. Through their company research, students will learn how to systematically evaluate public companies by extracting and evaluating information from 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q SEC filings. Through this information, students will learn about companies’ management, products, catastrophic risks, durable competitive advantages and earning predictability. Examining these factors collectively, students will be able to evaluate the attractiveness of a particular investment. On the other hand, the assigned readings consist of books in the areas of investing, leadership, and psychology. Some of the books on the reading list are The Intelligent Investor, Eleven Rings, How to Win Friends and Influence People, and Influence: Science and Practice. Through learning and practicing the principles in these books, interns will develop the necessary soft skills needed to succeed.

If the opportunity to intern with a top-notch investment firm interest you and you would like to learn the technical and soft skills to succeed, please apply to this position.

Rayburn West Financial
4117 Hillsboro Pike STE 208
Nashville, TN 37215
P: 615-386-6932
F: 615-386-6934
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2020 Rayburn West- Charles Schwab RIA, Equity Analyst Interns Sean Matthys, Caroline West, Lexi Dalmacio, Christian Gates
Award for Academic Excellence in the Owen Vanderbilt Master of Science in Finance. Dean Eric Johnson of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School presenting the award to Arti Vula. This award is for the top MSF student in 2017. Arti completed our internship in 2017 and also helped interview Parker Henry.
Award for Academic Excellence in the Owen Vanderbilt Master of Science in Finance. Dean Eric Johnson of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School presenting the award to Parker Henry. This award is for the top MSF student in 2019. Parker completed our internship in the summer of 2018.
2019 Rayburn West- Schwab RIA, Equity Analyst Interns David Mullican, Andy Ruan, Madeline Hoops, Edward Qwnby III
2018 Rayburn West- Schwab RIA, Equity Analyst Interns Zach Skaff, Parker Henry, Ryan Tissot, Chapman Malone
2017 Rayburn West- Schwab RIA, Equity Analyst Interns Dan Revere, Eddie He, Charles West III, Grant Green.

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