Bridging the investment management industry to higher education
What We DoWhat We Do
Further faculty research and thought leadership in areas related to global investment management through supporting research projects, hosting industry roundtables and conferences and assisting with data acquisition.
Provide experiential learning opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad - including custom courses such as Applied Investment Management (AIM) and Applied Private Equity Projects (APEP) in addition to the keystone Investment Management Leaders Program.
Leverage key partnerships among the college, the Notre Dame Investment Office and the University’s extensive alumni and friends network to enhance teaching and learning and to expand internship and career placement opportunities for students.
“I wanted to put all these smart, talented women up on stage so that women in the audience could go, ‘I’m as smart as her, I could do that,’ and men could go, ‘Oh, I could work for her, that’s totally normal,’” Bellissimo said.
NDIGI stepped up to provide engagement and learning opportunities for nearly 350 students during this time. Two courses, Investing Case Studies and Life Lessons from the Big Screen, were designed and launched by NDIGI for the newly created “winter term.”
“The post-sophomore year internship or externship is really critical, because a lot of career discernment goes on then,” said Erin Bellissimo, managing director of the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI). “They get exposure to the investment industry, and they can actually see what the job is all about.”