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Global Market Investments Club (GMIC) Leadership and Events

GMIC at Brandeis IBS


Leaning upon its mission of "developing members' investment knowledge and skill," GMIC offers opportunities for students to do just that. For first year members, the Global Markets Investment Club (GMIC) helps students gain first-hand investment and market knowledge. For students with more experience, participation offers a hands-on opportunity to apply information and concepts covered in classes. Participation in GMIC offers application from the following courses:

  • Investments
  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Security Analysis
  • Financial Modeling

The group holds weekly meetings to discuss market news, past and present investments, and asset allocation strategy. Members are grouped into teams to present weekly evaluative investments. Under the GMIC portfolio, the club manages over $85,000 AUM.

Brandeis IBS alumni previously involved with GMIC work with companies in China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, the United States, and more. Participation in the club has led to networking and professional opportunities, including careers with the following organizations and companies:

  • Ernst & Young 
  • KPMG 
  • Clear Water Capital Partners
  • BNY Mellon 
  • Morgan Stanley  
  • The Brandeis Endowment
  • Bellmark Partners
  • Black Rock
  • Deloitte
  • Highfields
  • JP Morgan
  • Merrill Lynch
  • National Grid
  • Shasta Partners
  • Soros Fund Management
  • State Street Corporation
  • Ventas

Events and Highlights

GMIC hosts a number of events and participates in projects throughout the academic year, including:

  • Annual Brandeis IBS Stock Pitch Challenge
  • "Day on the Job" trips to local financial institutions
  • Financial Modeling workshops
  • Guest speaker events featuring employees of local and international financial institutions
  • Independent management of a small portion of the business school's endowment through an investment portfolio
  • Networking night with alumni, local Boston professionals, and current GMIC members
  • Mock interviews; conducted by members, for members
  • Portfolio presentations
  • Annual Impact Investing Challenge (see video below!)

In the 2014-2015 academic year, GMIC hosted the 6th Annual GMIC Stock Pitch Challenge, where four teams of Brandeis IBS students competed. A team of first-year students won first place after pitching USPH, TJX, GILD and WFM stocks.