The Parker Center is named in honor of a generous gift from alumnus Jeffrey P. Parker (MBA '70), now retired. He founded and served as CEO of CCBN, Managing Director of Private Equity Investments, and is a founder of First Call. Jeff remains actively engaged as an advisor to the Parker Center as well as to Johnson.

Parker Center investment Research

A Word from Jeffrey Parker
Jeffrey P. Parker '70In 1997, Johnson embarked on fulfilling an ambitious vision of integrating leading-edge research and teaching in capital markets with the real-world resources and practice of investment management. Within a very short time, the school created a significant investment fund and built a state-of-the-art teaching platform where students work with real-time data and analytical software that surpasses that available at many Wall Street firms.  Johnson's Parker Center provides students the unique opportunity of managing real money, of interacting on a business level with investment professionals, and of being exposed to the faculty's world-class research findings in equity valuation and asset management.

Students in the program have more than proved their mettle. The Cayuga  Fund's performance has been stellar, and its student fund managers have gone on to make real contributions to the professional investment industry.

Jeffrey P. Parker '70
Chair, Parker Center Advisory Board

Anthony Brough

The Parker Center’s resources and the ability to serve as a first year sector analyst on the Cayuga Fund were critical to my ability to land a summer internship at American Century Investments, where I covered companies in a variety of sectors, including auto parts, medical devices, industrials, and semiconductors.

Anthony Brough, MBA ‘13

Demetrios Typadis

Coming to Johnson, I knew I wanted to pursue an equity research career on the sellside.  Johnson’s alumni contacts and the training I received as a first year sector analyst for the Cayuga Fund helped me achieve this goal with a summer internship at Barclays Capital, where I will be returning after graduation. 

Demetri Typadis, MBA ‘13