About The Parker Center for Investment Research

Student sitting in the Parker Center Lab, with another student in the background

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.

A Word from Jeffrey Parker

Jeffrey P. Parker '70

In 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