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Venture Capitalist Offers Students Career Advice

On April 23, students interested in venture capital and private equity participated in a small group discussion led by Mike Anello and sponsored by the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI). Mike Anello, age 31, is a Notre Dame alum and football player who is the co-founder and Managing Director of M33 Growth, a venture and growth stage investment firm.  M33 Growth recently raised its $180 million debut fund in order to partner with founders and CEOs to help them rapidly scale their companies and succeed in their respective markets.…

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SJ Zaremba and Mengru Zhang Host “How and Why we use Equity Derivatives”

On April 17, SJ Zaremba and Mengru Zhang of RJA LLC hosted “How and Why We Use Equity Derivatives.” The event was the seventh and final in this semester’s Robert K. Wilmouth Speaker Series, a number of lectures hosted by NDIGI designed to further students’ knowledge of the science and art of investing. The objective of the event was to teach students about various forms of derivatives, their history, and how they are used.…

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Matt Zenz Hosts “What Might the Future of Active Management Look Like”

On January 30, Matt Zenz of Dimensional Fund Advisors hosted “What Might the Future of Active Management Look Like.” The event was the first in this semester’s Robert K. Wilmouth Speaker Series, a number of lectures hosted by NDIGI designed to further students’ knowledge of the science and art of investing.The objective of the event was to demonstrate to students the differences between active and passive portfolio management, the structural tensions between the two, and the more neutral philosophy of Dimensional Fund Advisors.…

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NDIGI Partners with ND Studios

  Beginning in January, the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing partnered with Notre Dame Studios and the new Rex and Alice A. Martin Media Center as part of its Sorin Storytellers program. The Sorin Storytellers is the communications arm of NDIGI, where students looking to have meaningful, skill-building experiences have the opportunity to intern.…

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David George Hosts "An Introduction to Growth Equity"

On April 10, David George of General Atlantic hosted “An Introduction to Growth Equity” The event was the sixth in this semester’s Robert K. Wilmouth Speaker Series, a number of lectures hosted by NDIGI designed to further students’ knowledge of the science and art of investing. The objective of the event was to expose students to the inner workings of the growth equity industry. George also spoke on career discernment and the hiring process at growth equity firms such as General Atlantic.…

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Two Notre Dame Teams Finish in Top Ten at CQA Investment Challenge

On April 5th at their spring conference in Las Vegas, the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) announced that two Notre Dame teams placed in the top ten in their annual CQA Investment Challenge. Notre Dame Gold placed 3rd out of 47 teams. ND Gold was led by Sarah Graney and comprised of team members Lan Zhou, Ben Shepard, Noel Vincent, and Arianna Deshpande.…

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Students Discover Diversity Opportunities on Wall Street

On March 27, over 40 undergraduate students from various majors and backgrounds attended a “Diversity on Wall Street” student panel. The attendees had the chance to hear from six student panelists involved with the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI), the Wall Street Club (WSC), the Student International Business Council (SIBC), the Investment Club, and multiple cultural clubs. These panelists answered questions about their experiences with diversity opportunities, career discernment, and diversifying Wall Street.…

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Brent Beshore’s Private Equity Strategy Makes an Impact on Students

When students express interest in private equity, they often envision working for large firms that manage billions of dollars in assets, like KKR or Blackstone. However, new and innovative paths into private equity are emerging, as some firms are turning away from the big companies, focusing instead on managing smaller assets and building trusting, long-term relationships with such businesses.…

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Jackson Jhin Hosts “Venture Capital Secrets and How to Evaluate Startup Ideas”

On Feb. 13, Jackson Jhin of Chicago Ventures hosted “Venture Capital Secrets and How to Evaluate Startup Ideas.” The event was the third in this semester’s Robert K. Wilmouth Speaker Series, a number of lectures hosted by NDIGI designed to further students’ knowledge of the science and art of investing. The objective of the event was explain venture capital, to expel some of the myths surrounding the field, and to teach students how to evaluate startups as potential investments.…

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Brad Couri Hosts “An Introduction to Credit Investing”

On Feb. 27, Brad Couri of Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners (CFI) hosted “An Introduction to Credit Investing.” The event was the fifth in this semester’s Robert K. Wilmouth Speaker Series, a number of lectures hosted by NDIGI designed to further students’ knowledge of the science and art of investing. The objective of the event was to explain credit investing and distressed investments and to educate students on evaluating distressed companies.…

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Priya Parrish Hosts "Let's Talk About Impact Investing"

On Feb. 20, Priya Parrish of Schwartz Capital hosted “Let’s Talk About Impact Investing.” The event was the fourth in this semester’s Robert K. Wilmouth Speaker Series, a number of lectures hosted by NDIGI designed to further students’ knowledge of the science and art of investing. The objective of the event was to teach students about the history, growth, and future of impact investing and to inform them of potential careers in the field.…

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Investing in the Female Future

In the summer of 2017, the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) and the Mendoza College of Business announced their new partnership with Girls Who Invest (GWI), a non-profit organization founded in 2015 and dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the investment management industry. This partnership allowed Girls Who Invest to expand its Summer Intensive Program from 60 participants to 100. For the first time this summer, the University of Notre Dame will be hosting 50 young women participating in this program. These 50 young women will have the opportunity to experience Notre Dame’s campus life as they will be residing in Howard Hall, eating in the dining halls, using resources and facilities like the Hesburgh Library and the Duncan Student Center, and learning under Notre Dame faculty. …

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Students Learn Financial Modeling

On February 10th and 24th, over 140 Notre Dame students from various majors participated in a Financial Modeling workshop co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) and the Wall Street Club (WSC). These students gained practical hands-on experiences in Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) models (Feb. 10th) and Leverage Buyout (LBO) models (Feb. 24th) from recent Notre Dame graduates working in investment banking or credit hedge investing.…

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NDIGI Hosts Robert K. Wilmouth Speaker Series

The Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing has established the Robert K. Wilmouth Speaker Series, a sequence of investing lectures to be held throughout the semester. Each event will be led by an investing professional from a certain area of the field, and will serve to educate students on the the industry and its future while providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a variety of investment careers.…

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Why Career Exploration Treks?

This January, the Wall Street Club of Notre Dame hosted four career treks in three cities: New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Each trip consisted of approximately 20 students who were selected for the treks through a competitive application process led by the Wall Street Club. In these cities, students met with Notre Dame alumni from multiple financial firms. They were given the opportunity to network, practice interview skills, and garner practical financial knowledge and apply it outside of the classroom, expanding on necessary skills in the investment industry.…

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