Brandeis International Business School

Global Markets Investment Club


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 $150,000 AUM.

Brandeis International Business School 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


Co-President of Operations
Yu Yao

Co-President of Investments
Marshall Smith

Vice President
Brian Hsieh

Head of Portfolio Management & Research:
Sophavatey (Tay) Leak

Kajol Awasthi

Associate Portfolio Manager:
Ephraim Zimmerman

Club Advisor:
Carol Osler

Connect With Us

For more information about GMIC, visit the group's Linkedin page.