This course helps students develop superior investment ideas by conducting creative, value-added research. Students act as hedge fund analysts by working through an intense research process with the objective of developing strong conviction around their investment conclusions. A primary, in-the-trenches research approach is employed; strong grasp of Accounting/Finance is essencial. Each student will analyze one or two companies in-depth all semester. The professors and guest investment professionals discuss student ideas and share their investment philosophies.
The final exam is a presentation of student investment ideas to a panel of prominent hedge fund managers.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Peter Eliot manages money at Capital Research Company, which he joined in 2004 after graduating from Columbia with an MBA and an MIA from the School of International and Public Affairs. While at Columbia, Peter authored The Analyst's Cookbook. Prior to Columbia, Peter spent five years in Russia, as an investment officer of Sovereign Asset Management and, prior to that, as an investment banker...