Oct 20 • 2 min read

Senior finance major Anthony Merola is no stranger to success. He has accomplished a variety of impressive feats within the Fox School and beyond. Through his involvement in student professional organizations and landing highly competitive internships, his contributions to Temple University are truly remarkable and have awarded him prestigious scholarships.

Merola decided to major in finance based on a strong interest in financial markets and a desire to work in an investment related role. He wanted to get a real-word classroom experience from a distinguished faculty who all have had years of experience in the industry. Through the Fox School’s diversified curriculum, he was exposed to industries other than finance and received a unique global business perspective.

Merola is heavily involved on and off campus. This year, he is serving as the chief investment officer of the William C. Dunkelberg Owl Fund, a $500,000 long-only equity student-managed investment fund, after being involved in the organization since he was a freshman. What initially drew Merola to the Owl Fund was the competitive edge it provides in order to prepare students for a smooth transition into the workforce.

In addition to the Owl Fund, Merola served as the president of Temple University Investment Association (TUIA) from 2016-2017. He interned for companies such as Raymond James Financial, JP Morgan Chase & Co, and Aberdeen Asset Management.

Academically, Merola excels and proves himself to be a hardworking and driven student. He earned a number of scholarships for his academic achievements, such as the Fred E. Kemner Scholarship and Jay Lamont Scholarship. In addition, he has been on the Dean’s List multiple times throughout his college career.

Merola’s outside interests include American and World history; he enjoys watching documentaries to learn more about history in his free time. Merola will graduate in the Spring of 2018 with high honors. He will then begin work as a full-time fixed income analyst at Aberdeen Asset Management.

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