In the Capital Markets Academy, you can launch a career in investment management, investment banking or private wealth management. You’ll learn how the macroeconomic environment influences investment decisions and corporate capital-raising activities, and you’ll receive an accelerated education in investment research, portfolio analysis and financial analysis through live-money classes. Members of the Capital Markets Academy meet with IU alumni from all types of financial firms and investment banks, and do valuable networking on trips to visit major firms in Chicago and New York.
Capital Markets Academy
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Capital Markets Academy is just a meeting of the minds. It's professionals coming in talking to you about how to network, so it can kind of direct your career as well as learning intricate skills like financial modeling.
Usually we start our day discussing the markets, talk about really what's going on in the space. And this is important because a lot of times in interviews the students are asked, "What deals are happening? What's going on in the markets?" So they need to know these things. We spend a lot of time doing financial modeling. It's a skill set that they actually need to be very good at to be successful in the industry.
We actually had alum that is probably the most talented modeler I've ever met or seen, and he literally came and almost went cell by cell and really just showed everyone the link between the three financial statements.
We get a lot of training through a program called Training the Street, which is actually what Wall Street uses to train their analysts. We also spend a week in Chicago and New York, where I try to expose the students to all different types of companies. Investment management, investment banking, and private wealth to expand their knowledge and expand their network.
The highlight of my Academy experience would be Academy Week. We went to Chicago and New York, that we met with a ton of people.
The Capital Markets Academy relies on networking. The financial industry, specifically an investment industry, actually is very small. So being able to network is significantly important.
We're not in New York, we're not in San Francisco, and the alumni really understand that. They get that it's hard to network and that a lot of it is going to be off-campus. So they're very receptive to emails, calls, and I've made a lot of very strong connections with these people that I'll be friends with them for the rest of my life.
Eric Crigler, CFA, is a veteran of the financial services industry, having founded and managed firms in the fields of investment management, reinsurance and consumer finance. Included in his more than 20 years of business experience are stints as Principal and Chief Investment Officer of a fast-growing institutional money manager and senior level positions, such as Equity Portfolio Manager and Equity Research Director, for a $45 billion dollar asset management firm. Previously, he earned his MBA in finance and economics from the Kelley School of Business and a BS of Mathematics from Murray State University. Crigler is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. He has served on the Reese Fund Investment Board at Indiana University for over 15 years, and currently serves on the Board of Regents at Murray State University.