Category: MSIM

Groundbreaking MSIM Program’s 10th Anniversary and Conference

October 27th, 2010 in Alumni, Finance, MSIM, Risk Management, School

Marking Milestone with Day of Panels, Presentations, and Networking

Scott Stewart on the graduation of the 10th MSIM class.

Watch faculty director Scott Stewart speak at the graduation of the 10th MSIM class.

On June 19, 2010, Boston University’s groundbreaking MS in Investment Management (MSIM) Program celebrated its 10th anniversary with a day-long conference devoted to today’s markets, drawing a group of almost 100 senior investment professionals and School of Management alumni.

“BU invented MSIM. Our approach provides advanced training in the theory and application of investment techniques and is now a model for high-level investment education.”
-Scott Stewart, Faculty Director, MSIM Program; Board Member, Boston Security Analysts Society

Among the milestones recognized was MSIM’s status as the first graduate program in the nation to be named a CFA Program Partner, providing students with unique preparation and the background necessary for the CFA® exams.

The conference included:

  • A keynote presentation on “The Present and Future of Fixed Income: From Investment Grade to Emerging Market Debt,” by Bill Nemerever, CFA, Co-Manager of Global Fixed Income at GMO.In his talk, Nemerever, whose firm GMO manages more than $100 billion, provided a survey of fixed income management over the past 40 years, as well as insights into the current sovereign debt crisis. He noted that monetary unity without political unity has led to the Greek financial crisis, urging that we should be most concerned not necessarily by Greece’s problems, but by the risks it can spread.
  • MSIM Advisory Board “Mini-Case” discussions on institutional, private wealth, and hedge fund management.
  • Research presentations on manager selection techniques, optimal asset allocation amongst alternative investments, and key determinants of successful education in investment management.
  • A review of the topic “The Business Environment for Boston’s Financial Services Industry” with Jim Klocke, Executive Vice President of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
  • MSIM alumni career panels on fixed income, equities, and alternatives investing.
  • Networking activities.

Thank you to FactSet for sponsoring this event!

Learn more about the MSIM program in the podcast Benefits and Features of Our MS in Investment Management Program.

Scott Stewart Publishes Latest Book, “Running Money: Professional Portfolio Management”

September 29th, 2010 in Finance, MSIM, Risk Management, School

Inspired by the MSIM Program curriculum at BU School of Management

Designed to be First Comprehensive Textbook for Advanced Portfolio Management Courses

Boston University School of Management’s Scott Stewart, research associate professor in the Finance Department and faculty director of the MSIM Program, has co-authored a new textbook on investment strategy called Running Money: Professional Portfolio Management. The work delves into asset allocation, security selection, and the investment business at large.

“This work is written by experienced money managers who, for 10 years, have been teaching the very course that inspired the book.”

Running Money, by developing advanced portfolio management tools and illustrating their practice, exposes students to what they need to “run money” professionally.  This new first edition text is ideal particularly for an elective course in Portfolio Management, providing advanced instruction in setting broad asset mixes, managing individual asset class portfolios, and making effective investment business decisions.

The work is published by McGraw Hill, and two chapters have been adopted for use by the CFA Institute in its continuing education program.