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.