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Global Market Investments Club (GMIC) Leadership and Events

GMIC at Brandeis IBS

GMIC Stock Pitch Challenge

Mission

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

Our committee manages a portfolio valued slightly about 100k benchmarked to the S&P 500. All members are welcome to suggest trading in and out of positions in the portfolio.

GMIC holds a signature competition at Brandeis IBS - the GMIC Stock Pitch Challenge - during the fall semester. Teams of up to four students contest for two rounds of equity research, culminating in a professional presentation that is confronted and judged by sophisticated investment professionals. 

Previous GMIC events have included:

  • "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!)