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International Portfolio Management course plans travel to Rio, Brazil

The Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing recently announced this year’s one-credit International Portfolio Management (IPM) course will take place in Rio, Brazil. Mendoza students will spend the week engaging in real-world interactions and working on a case study with a Rio-based firm. Case studies like this one, which are typically based on a real-world situation, allow students to simulate the process of analyzing and solving complex business problems. They challenge students to develop their own solutions and then channel these solutions toward a recommended course of action.…

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Patrick O’Shaughnessy presents “Frontiers in Asset Management”

On Sept. 17, the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing hosted Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Principal and Portfolio Manager at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management (OSAM) who is also the host of the successful podcast “Invest Like the Best” and author of the book Millennial Money: How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune and of the blog The Investor’s Field Guide.…

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David Landry speaks on investing as a force for good

On September 12, the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing hosted David Landry, an investment associate for Investure who primarily focuses on direct investing opportunities. Investure is a leader in the endowment and foundation investment management industry and has pioneered the full-service outsourced investment office model. They focus on the investment management needs of non-profits and serve as the investment office for a number of prestigious colleges and foundations, managing approximately $13 billion across all asset classes.…

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NDIGI Admits Inaugural Cohort of the Investment Management Leaders Program

During its first year, the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) launched the Investment Management Leaders Program (IMLP) for sophomores finance majors who are passionate about pursuing investment management careers. The cohort of 47 students was chosen among 128 applicants, each serving as a leader both inside and outside the Notre Dame community.…

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NDIGI co-hosts Private Equity Roundtable with PCRI — Has Persistence Persisted in Today's Private Equity

On June 13, 2017, the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing co-hosted a roundtable discussion with the Private Capital Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame Chicago campus.  A group of limited partners, academics and general partners met to share their thoughts on performance and persistence in private equity investments. Overall, the evidence suggests that the conclusion was that the once robust persistence of performance across buyout funds has weakened, along with the historical outperformance of private equity relative to the private markets. The discussion among the practitioners focused on the various approaches employed in selecting fund managers, factors influencing performance in the current environment, industry trends and performance benchmarks, comparisons between venture and buyout investing, alignment issues, and the importance of culture. These views were balanced by the empirical research findings presented by academics.  A summary of the discussion can be viewed here: PCRI NDIGI Forum Summary Final…

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Finance Juniors Selected for Girls Who Invest Program

Notre Dame juniors Emily Feczko (FIN/Theo ’18) and Marina Simoes Hrosz (FIN/ACMS ’18) were among 60 women selected this summer to attend the prestigious Girls Who Invest (GWI) Summer Intensive Program.  Designed to educate and involve young women in the asset management industry,  the 10-week program consists of two parts: four weeks of coursework at the University of Pennsylvania and six weeks of a paid internship at an asset management firm.…

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ND Investment Team Participates in Stock Pitch Competition

During spring 2017, one of the Notre Dame Investment Club’s travel teams partnered with the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) to participate in the Buckeye Capital Investor’s Annual Stock Pitch Competition in Columbus, Ohio. The team was selected based upon the members’ level of involvement with the Investment Club as well as the Institute. Team members were Lorenzo Beer (FIN ’20), Marina Hrosz (FIN/ACMS ’19), Christopher Gauch (FIN/ECON ’17) and Connor Oleferchik (FIN ’17). Gauch and Oleferchik lead the team and mentored the underclassmen.…

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Wall Street Club Travels to NYC for Spring Networking Trek

The Wall Street Club of Notre Dame traveled its Student Executive Board to New York City for two days to explore the alternative investment management industry and network with investment professionals. During their trip, the group of seniors visited eight firms on the buy-side of the industry: an outsourced CIO, a venture capital firm, two hedge funds, and three private equity firms.  The hosts led interactive presentations to help students gain a detailed understanding of each type of firm, including each firm’s performance and investing strategies. After the presentations, students were given the opportunity to actively engage with the hosts through a Q&A session. According to club vice president Cameron Perna, “our team learned about decision-making processes, fundamental valuation, and the dynamism of the investment landscape” during the valuable Q&A sessions.…

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Cambridge Associates visits Notre Dame

Jon Hansen and Kathryn Stephansky (ND‘03) from Cambridge Associates visited Notre Dame on April 4 to speak to students about asset allocation, the factors that affect it, and the related real world challenges. Cambridge Associates is an investment consulting firm established in 1975, with an AUM of over $190 billion. The company advises institutional investors, private clients, foundations and endowments, as well as corporate and government entities.…

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International Portfolio Management Course launches in London

Ten Mendoza undergraduate students traveled to London for spring break 2017 as part of the one-credit International Portfolio Management (IPM) course offered by the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI). Students spent the week engaging in real-world interaction and working on a case study with Thunderbird Partners, a leading London-based investment management firm. NDIGI Faculty Director Shane Corwin and Managing Director Kevin Burke traveled with the group, and they were joined by Paul Buser, investment director for Notre Dame’s investment office.…

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Notre Dame team takes national championship in VC competition

A team of University of Notre Dame undergraduate students won first place in the 2017 Undergraduate Venture Capital Investing Competition (VCIC), a highly regarded annual event hosted by the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. The five students — a combination of finance and economics majors who ranged from sophomore to senior — bested six teams during the final round of competition on March 25. Jackson Jhin, Lavinia Li, Daniel Ko, Tyler Christian and Carlos Covarrubias Serrano traveled to UNC’s Chapel Hill campus for the final event.…

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MBA Investment team participates in Cornell MBA Stock Pick Challenge

Three Notre Dame MBA students from the Mendoza College of Business traveled to Cornell University in November 2016 to participate in the Cornell MBA Stock Pitch Challenge, sponsored by the Johnson College of Business. Alongside 11 other graduate schools, including the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business, the Mendoza team demonstrated its skill in stock-picking in front of a panel of judges.…

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ND investment team participates in Cornell Stock Pitch Challenge

In September 2016, Devon Krapcho (FIN ’18), Alyssa Loffredo (FIN ’18) and Grant Ebenger (FIN ’17) of the Mendoza College of Business flew to Boston to compete in the Cornell Undergraduate Stock Pitch Challenge hosted by the Johnson College of Business. Exactly one week before the competition, teams were assigned one common stock and four stocks in a specific industry for rounds one and two, respectively. During the 2-day competition, teams presented their stock recommendations in the first round to a panel of judges, describing their decision to buy or sell/short the investment. The 15-minute pitches were evaluated on aspects such as presentation quality, responses during the Q&A session, and ability to effectively analyze stocks.…

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