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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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Students participate in Applied Private Equity Projects course

This fall, the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) offered a new course — FIN 40685: Applied Private Equity Projects (APEP). Kevin Burke, managing director of NDIGI and assistant teaching professor in the department of finance, was inspired to create this course after visiting Harvard Business School last fall.  He saw that pairing lectures with projects bridged the gap between theory and practice, which resulted in accelerated learning and increased student engagement amongst the Harvard MBA students.…

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Students look toward the future at Investment Management Careers Discovery Night

On Nov. 14, NDIGI Managing Director Kevin Burke hosted an Investment Careers Discovery Night. The objective of the event was to provide students with a more comprehensive understanding of the career options available to them after graduation and the steps they can take now to prepare for those careers. The event was open to students of all majors in order to encourage the idea that investors are multidisciplinary.…

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Becoming a Fearless Girl

Like so many women on Wall Street — or those who aspire to work here — I see myself in the bronze Fearless Girl statue unveiled on International Women’s Day on March 8. The girl faces the iconic Charging Bull statue in a stance that says, “I belong here.” Originally meant to highlight the importance of women on corporate boards, the statue also has come to symbolize the need for women to be represented on Wall Street in general.…

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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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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.  …

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