Advancing asset management education, practice, and research

In 1998, with support from Cornell alumnus Jeffrey P. Parker ’65, MEng ’66, MBA ’70, Johnson leadership and faculty established the Parker Center for Investment Research to provide a world-class education in security analysis and asset management to future generations of business leaders.

Through the Parker Center, students receive instruction and training in the latest analytical tools used by Wall Street professionals in preparation for careers in the investment research and asset management industry. The $1 million Cayuga Fund allows students to manage real money as part of a formal class in investments. Exposure to the latest thought leadership in equity valuation and capital markets gives students a unique educational experience in asset management. Flagship MBA and undergraduate events, involving participation from top peer schools and corporate sponsors, including the MBA and Undergraduate Stock Pitch Challenges and the pioneering Women in Investing (WIN) conferences provide valuable networking and recruiting opportunities to students. Time and again, students point to the Parker Center’s performance learning curriculum and signature events as critical to securing internships and landing coveted jobs at top investment firms.


Parker Center for Investing Research – Overview

Through the Parker Center, students receive instruction and training in the latest analytical tools used by Wall Street professionals in preparation for careers in the investment research and asset management industry.


Student Experiences in Johnson's Investment Program

Description: Johnson MBA students describe the experiences and opportunities that have benefitted their academic journeys and career pursuits in investment research and asset management.


Parker Center's 20 Year Anniversary

In celebration of the Parker Center’s 20th anniversary, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business leadership reflects on the center’s achievements, present positioning, and future outlook.


Premier Events

Women in Investing Conference

Week of November 16, 2020

Women in Investing Conference

MBA Stock Pitch Winners

November 5 – November 6, 2020

MBA Stock Pitch Challenge

Undergraduate Stock Pitch Challenge

September 10-11, 2020

Undergraduate Stock Pitch Challenge


Parker Center for Investment Research BusinessFeed

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May 11, 2021

Investing at Cornell theme launches campus-wide Investing Ideas Forum

Five teams participated in Investing at Cornell’s first Investment Ideas Forum, including undergraduate and graduate students from across Cornell.

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November 18, 2020

Keynote speaker John Fekete, MBA ’99, kicks off Parker Center MBA Stock Pitch Challenge

John Fekete, managing director at Crescent Capital Group, shared his views on portfolio strategies and investment industry challenges.

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November 18, 2020

Student Perspective: A participant’s view of the virtual MBA Stock Pitch Challenge

Chris Magas, MBA ’22, describes his team’s experience of preparing for and presenting at this year’s virtual MBA Stock Pitch Challenge.


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The Center at Work

Alumnus Spotlight

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Letter from the Executive Director

Lakshmi Bhojraj

If you’re looking for an exceptional MBA graduate program in the field of investment management, you’ve come to the right place.  The Parker Center for Investment Research at Johnson provides MBA students with the opportunity to manage real money for…

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