Robert K. Wilmouth Speaker Series

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The Robert K. Wilmouth Speaker Series provides the platform for students to listen, learn, and develop a passion for investing. This lecture series provides a bridge so that students understand both the art and science of investing and continue to meet and learn from those investment professionals that work to ensure that all investing is done with ethics, leadership, and integrity. In this way, the series aims to expand the student’s knowledge of what investing can mean and help prepare students to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the investment industry. By bringing in speakers from a variety of asset classes and backgrounds, student’s learning experiences are not confined to just the classroom. 


March 31, 2022Fireside Chat with Todd Combs, Berkshire Hathaway & GEICO

November 17, 2021Fireside Chat with Vivian Lin Thurston, CFA and Kelly Allison, CFA, both William Blair

November 3, 2021Peter Kaufman, Glenair

September 21, 2021:  Industry Overview with Erin Bellissimo, NDIGI


May 4, 2021Retail Market Making with Adam Fox, Virtu Financial

April 1, 2021Fireside Chat with Sumir Chadha, WestBridge Capital and Scott Malpass, University of Notre Dame

December 17, 2020:  Industry Overview - An Introduction to Careers on Wall Street with Erin Bellissimo, NDIGI

December 15, 2020PE Fireside Chat with John Coyle, Permira and Scott Dahnke, L Catterton

October 27, 2020Charles Cascarilla, Paxos


January 28, 2020Driving Real Alpha in Private Equity with Scott Dahnke, L Catterton

November 21, 2019Fireside Chat with Jack Brennan, Notre Dame Board of Trustees


February 19, 2019: Emerging Markets Investing: Middle East & Africa with Naji Boutros

January 29, 2019: Fireside Chat with Jimmy Dunne, Sandler O'Neill and Partners

November 6, 2018One Mission: Leadership with Chris Fussell, McChrystal Group

October 23, 2018: Increasing Value through Enhancing Operations with Bob Vedra, Industrial Opportunity Partners

October 2, 2018:  Realities of Overseas Investing with Jayson Knafel, Fidelity Investments

September 25, 2018Rise of Private Markets with Pat Dorsey, Dorsey Asset Management and Kelly Cornelis, LaSalle Capital

September 18, 2018:  Understanding Asset Allocation with Brian Cohen, Commonfund

September 11, 2018Passive vs. Active Investing with Martijn Cremers, University of Notre Dame


April 17, 2018:  How & Why We Use Equity Derivatives with SJ Zaremba, Ross, Jeffrey & Antle

April 10, 2018:  An Introduction to Growth Equity with David George, General Atlantic

February 27, 2018:  Introduction to Credit Investing with Brad Couri, CFI Partners

February 20, 2018:  Let's Talk about Impact Investing with Priya Parrish, Schwartz Capital

February 13, 2018:  Venture Capital Secrets & How to Evaluate Startup Ideas with Jackson Jhin, Chicago Ventures

February 6, 2018:  A Look into Private Equity with Jimmy Flaherty, BDT & Company

January 30, 2018:  What Might the Future of Active Management Look Like with Matt Zenz, Dimensional Fund Advisors

October 3, 2017:  The Art of Short Selling with Mat Klody, MCN Capital Management

September 26, 2017:  Ethics & Integrity in Investing with Brian Fortune, Holocene Advisors

September 19, 2017:  Frontiers in Asset Management with Patrick O'Shaughnessy, O'Shaughnessy Asset Management Investor's Field Guide

September 12, 2017:  Institutional Investing and Portfolio Management with David Landry, Investure


  • Asset Allocation with Cambridge Associates
  • Commodity Investing with Ospraie Management
  • Distressed Debt with Solus Alternative Asset Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions with Jefferies Group
  • Private Equity with Arsenal
  • Private Equity with Aspect Investors
  • Private Equity with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • Private Equity with PJT Partners