Investments

Overview

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.

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To learn more, please contact:
David Louton, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance                      
Coordinator, C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center 
Department of Finance 
dlouton@bryant.edu

A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Eric Bertrand '94
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
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.