The Investment Research and Asset Management Immersion (IRAM)

(Formerly known as Capital Markets and Asset Management (CMAM) Immersion) 

This immersion prepares Johnson students for careers in:

  • Investment management
  • Investment research
  • Wealth management
  • Sales & trading

IRAM students learn how finance is practiced on Wall Street by both the buy side and sell side – and how Wall Street influences the overall economy. Through coordinated course work – under the direction of Rob Symington, Senior Advisor for Avenue Capital Group's U.S. Investment Funds – students gain a comprehensive understanding of how financial instruments are analyzed, bought, sold, and utilized. 

Work on a Real Hedge Fund

IRAM students spend significant time analyzing, monitoring, and making recommendations on constituent stocks for a functioning hedge fund, The Cayuga Fund. Established through the generosity of the Class of 1998 and a small circle of initial investors, the fund operates as a long-short, market-neutral equity hedge fund and is distinguished from other university-based funds by four factors:

  • The unusual degree of decision-making responsibility entrusted to the student fund managers, under appropriate oversight by faculty and investment professionals
  • The exceptional performance the fund has achieved
  • The access to electronic data feeds and analytical software valued at more than $1.8 million in annual licensing fees
  • Johnson’s performance-learning environment in which students take a class and apply theoretical frameworks to managing equities for real investors with continual expert feedback

Access to Wall Street

IRAM students participate in a “Week on Wall Street” immersion trip. During this highly-rated visit to New York City, students meet with financiers and gain access to the some of the world’s leading financial institutions.

Sample of Companies Recruiting Here

Recent IRAM students secured MBA internships and full-time employment at prestigious banks and financial institutions such as:

  • American Century
  • Barclays
  • BNP Paribas
  • Citi
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Insurance Asset Management
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • MFS Investment Management
  • Metlife
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Putnam Investments
  • TD Securities
  • UBS

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