An interest area
“Investments” has been referred to as the last liberal art. The analysis of economic conditions and individual firms draws on insights from politics, culture, science, mathematics, accounting, management, and marketing.
Bryant’s unique Investments program is unmatched at the undergraduate level.
You will learn to identify unrecognized - or unappreciated - value opportunities through a wide range of course offerings.
The distinctive Archway Investment Fund provides the opportunity to manage a $750,000-plus portfolio. This two-course sequence, structured as a mini-career in the investment field, will start you off as an entry-level securities analyst. In the second course, you will take on the responsibility of managing the portfolio, reporting on performance, and providing guidance for the security analyst team.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
As a Bryant University graduate with the Archway Investment Fund experience on your resume, you will stand out to potential employers. Many of our graduates go on to successful careers in financial planning, securities analysis, portfolio management, financial advising, and other investment-related fields. You will also be well prepared for graduate studies, should you wish to take that route after graduation.
A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Eric Bertrand '94
Working: Managing director, EJB Capital Management LLC; Unishippers franchise owner; strategic and financial consultant, EyeballNYC; partner, Loud Advisory.
Bertrand achieved success early in life, and is still building his career. After a stint in investment banking, he was a partner in a private equity and venture capital firm, and then launched his own consulting firm, EJB Capital Management, in New York. He continues to acquire private companies ranging from a 20-store eye-care chain to a UPS reseller to a television commercial production firm. “I keep pretty busy,” he says. Bertrand maintains ties with Bryant, as a student mentor and by supporting an annual scholarship.
INVESTING IN HIS FUTURE
Todd Carey '00 MBA
Working: Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Carey hung up his Boston Red Sox baseball bat when he decided to pursue an MBA at Bryant, blazing a path in a new direction – banking. Now a vice president for J.P Morgan Private Bank in Boston, Carey joined the bank in 2008 after serving as a principal at the venture capital firm Battery Ventures in Waltham, MA. He also spent five years as an investment representative with Lehman Brothers in Boston. Carey supports the Bryant University Archway Investment Fund, and has been a guest speaker at events sponsored by Bryant’s Finance Association and the Honors Program.
CORPORATE LADDER HEAD START
Kristen (Stein) Goldberg '05
Currently: Citi Private Bank, vice president, sports advisory team
Goldberg began her climb of the corporate ladder as an intern while still at Bryant – first at Salomon Smith Barney, then at Citi Private Bank in New York. With the experience she’d gained, she moved on to become an analyst, compiling internal sales reports and research for new product development, then earned the title of business manager, and in 2008, that of assistant vice president. Goldberg is now vice president of the sports advisory team, developing financial models to illustrate potential deal structures and providing wealth management services to high net-worth individuals.