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Mission Statement

Established in 2015, the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing seeks to be the preeminent university-based investment management research and education program in the world. The Institute’s mission includes adding depth and breadth to Mendoza’s finance curriculum; expanding internship and career placement opportunities for undergraduate and MBA students; providing experiential learning opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad; leveraging key partnerships among the college, the Notre Dame Investment Office, and the University’s extensive alumni network; and furthering faculty research and thought leadership in areas related to global investment management.

NDIGI Overview

The Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing presents a major opportunity to create an entity for training and research that is unique and promises to make a significant impact in the investment discipline around the world.

The Institute will:

  • Establish Notre Dame as a global presence, synonymous with best-in-class research and market application of investment principles.
  • Set our graduates apart from those of other institutions as a result of the premier education and values that stem from our Catholic mission.
  • Assist in placing graduates into the best organizations in the world so that they may set the standard of ethical leadership in the competitive global investment markets.

NDIGI Family

In 2015, the NDIGI was established by husband and wife Jim Parsons (FIN '96) and Dr. Carrie Quinn (ND '96). Parsons earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard University. He is founder and portfolio manager for Junto Capital Management in New York City and previously served as a portfolio manager for Viking Global Investors in New York.

Quinn is a graduate of both Notre Dame and Tufts University Medical School. She completed her pediatric residency at Boston Children’s Hospital. After working in private practice in Queens, New York, for six years, she is now an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital. In addition to seeing patients and teaching medical students, she is the executive director of the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, a not-for-profit entity created to support and educate parents in evidence-based parenting practices designed to help improve the health, resilience and well-being of children and families. The couple has four children. 

To read more, please see the Mendoza Magazine article "A Global Vision."