The Krewe of Burkenroad

Faculty & Staff

Peter Ricchiuti

peter ricchiuti

After working in the Boston office of the investment firm of Kidder Peabody & Co., Peter served for five years as the assistant state treasurer and chief investment officer for the State of Louisiana. There he skillfully managed the State's three billion dollar investment portfolio and served on boards overseeing another eight billion dollars in retirement funds.  

In 1993, Peter founded the BURKENROAD REPORTS, an investment research program at Tulane University. Here he leads a team of more than 200 of the University's business students in search of the investment "skinny" on undervalued and overlooked stocks in six southern states. He and his program have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, and Nightly Business Report.

Peter is a popular speaker at meetings and conference throughout the world. He has addressed more than 1000 groups in 47 states and several countries. His unique presentation style puts him in front of a wide variety of audiences including his selection by the NFL to teach investment workshops to the New Orleans Saints.

Professor Ricchiuti is also a husband, Dad and author who has attended games in all 30 major league ballparks.

Fun Facts about Professor Ricchiuti:

  • Favorite musician/band: Rhett Miller and the Old 97’s
  • Favorite books: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, The Fish That Ate The Whale by Rich Cohen
  • Favorite movie: Ted
  • Person (s) you would most like to have dinner with: Bill Moyers and Tim Lincecum



Anthony Wood

Anthony Wood

Professor Anthony Wood teaches Freeman’s highly regarded Burkenroad Reports courses, which empower students to create equity research reports on publicly traded companies throughout the South. He draws on his professional background at TXU Energy, Capital One Southcoast, and Charles Schwab, as well as from his extensive professional network, to ensure that Freeman students graduate ready to secure coveted positions throughout the industry.

As part of the course, Professor Wood teaches students how to research, analyze, create and forecast financial statements, as well as how to value many types of companies within a vast array of industries. The modeling sessions introduce students to not only specific accounting, finance, and statistical topics used within the real world, but also  to real world data sources, software programs, and subject matter experts.

Fun Facts about Professor Wood:

  • Favorite book: Harry Potter
  • Favorite movie: The girl next door
  • Person (living or dead) that you would like to have dinner with: Nostradamus
  • Favorite musician (band): Led Zeppelin​
  • Your “walk-up” music: What music would you like to be played you walk into a room: Dire Straits "Money for Nothing"
  • Hobbies: Private pilot, riding and maintaining antique Vespa scooters, growing banana trees
  • Favorite quote: "Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind" Dr. Seuss
  • Linkedin Profile 
  • Recipient of the Freeman Student Government Teaching Excellence Award, 2017


"Is he good in the classroom? Anthony received a standing ovation after one of his lectures, That's Hall of Fame stuff!" - Peter Ricchiuti



Marie Daigle

Marie Daigle

Marie Daigle has been with Burkenroad Reports since it was started in the fall of 1993 (a really long time!). Anyone who has spent any time around our suite knows the truth: Marie really runs the program. In addition to her tireless management of Professor Ricchiuti, she oversees the interns and student leaders, runs our semi-annual analysts workshops, and creates the annual conference (about 800+ folks attend each spring).

Marie is an actual New Orleans native (somewhat rare these days at the Freeman School). She and her husband have two children and four adorable grandchildren.

Fun Facts about Marie Daigle:

  • Favorite book: Complete Collection of His Teachings by John G. Lake
  • Favorite movie: Pride and Prejudice
  • Favorite band/musician: Leonard Bernstein



Robert Morton

robert morton

Robert Morton is a director with Tulane’s University Services division.  Since 1996, he has been involved in a range of departments including Photography & Digital Imaging, Mail Services, Document Services, and Printing Services.  In his current role, he has oversight of Technology Connection, the Campus Apple Store.  Prior to his employment, Robert earned a bachelor's degree from Tulane in economics with a concentration in money and banking along with a minor in studio art.

Robert first became involved with Burkenroad Reports in 2003 while working in Tulane's Printing Services department to produce the printed company reports.  Robert currently provides adjunct support to Burkenroad Reports related to the production of the company reports, annual compendium, and conference materials.  He also provides production instruction to Burkenroad students on their company video reports.

Outside of Tulane Robert serves as a board member and advisor for a number of not for profit activities.  On the Sunday before Mardi Gras you can find Robert riding in the Krewe of Bacchus. In the spring, you can find him watching Greenwave baseball, often with Peter in the next row.

Fun Facts about Robert Morton:

  • Favorite book: The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
  • Favorite movie: The Godfather
  • Favorite get away spot: Coast of Maine