The ICF plays a major role in supporting the training of MBAs and doctoral students who have focused on issues important to society. Among the past fellows and graduates affiliated with ICF are a number of young scholars who have had a disproportionate influence on the role and regulation of mutual funds in the world.
Contributing to this case is a capstone project for me; it truly is the culmination of my time and learning at SOM.
Jonathan Lucas ’16
Connecting Students with Practitioners
Recent guest speakers include:
Working with Students
Collaborating with the Women in Management Club
In partnership with the Women in Management Club, the ICF developed a panel of distinguished female SOM alumni who talked about their career paths and experiences in different areas of the finance sector.
Women in Management Club Professional Development representative, Clairine Runtung ‘20, details her experience assisting the ICF in organzing the event and expresses the value of hearing from alumni as a source of inspiration as students shape their future career in the industry. Read more.
Impact Investing Conference
The ICF worked with MBA for Executive students to host two Yale Impact Investing Conferences. This event gathers speakers and conference attendees to engage in meaningful conversations, presentations and interviews about impact investing.
Shaping a Creative Future Conference
Strudents in Professor Jessica Helfand’s Design Practicum course studied The Prada Group and worked with global teams of design and MBA students to envision what the Prada store of the future might look like. The ICF worked with Professor Helfand to bring her students to Milan, Italy to pitch their business plans in person with their teammates at the Politecnico di Milano School of Management. Students were then invited to attend the Shaping a Creative Future Conference which was organized in partnership with Yale School of Management, Politecnico di Milano School of Management, and Prada to explore new possible connections between creativity, sustainability and innovation.
Alex Bigler ‘17 details her experiences working on a global team combining her business administration skills learned at Yale SOM with that of the design students’ skills at the Politecnico di Milano School of Management to present their designs and business plans for the Prada store of the future. Read more.
ICF Executive Fellows
ICF Executive Fellows visit the Yale School of Management to collaborate with students and faculty, conduct research, host conferences, create case studies, and teach independent courses or electives in an area of their expertise.
-Several Yale SOM students collaborated on a project with former ICF Executive Fellow, Andrea Levere ‘83, President Emerita of Prosperity Now, which explored how we might “chart the next wave of equitable finance” to support strategies to advance social, economic and environmental equity. Read more.
-ICF Executive Fellow, Steve Kasoff YC ‘93, spoke to Yale SOM students about his 27-year career in finance. At Elliott Management Corp., he was a Partner, member of the Management Committee, and global head of investments in real estate, structured products, commercial and residential mortgage backed securities, and CLOs. Steve then participated in a Q&A session, answering many of the student’s questions about his experiences and industry. Read more.
Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation Student Fellows & Graduate Student Conference
Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation Student Fellows (formerly Whitebox Advisors student fellows) are selected by a committee of Yale faculty and receive funding to help with their research in the areas of behavioral economics, behavioral finance, and behavioral marketing. These student fellows are required to host a yearly graduate student conference. Funding for this project is provided by the Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation. View past student fellows.
The Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation Graduate Student Conference (Formerly the Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference)
The annual Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation Graduate Student Conference, typically held in conjunction with the Behavioral Science Conference, draws top doctoral students from around the world to present their research in the fields of behavioral economics, behavioral finance and behavioral marketing. The goal of the conference is to foster an environment to promote interaction amongst doctoral student researchers, and to provide feedback for students presenting their work in these fields. Find out more.
Yale Summer School in Behavioral Finance
The Yale Summer School in Behavioral Finance, which has been led since its inception in 2009 by Nicholas Barberis with support from the ICF’s outstanding staff members, is a one-week intensive course in behavioral finance for PhD students. The summer school was started because it became clear to SOM faculty that, while graduate students are very keen to learn about behavioral finance, few universities offer a systematic, graduate-level introduction to research in the area. The school is held every two years in the last week of June. Find out more.
ICF Visiting Assistant Researchers (VAR)
Doctoral Student Reflections:
-Leila Bengali ‘19 was awarded research funds from the Lynne & Andrew Redlead Foundation to continue her behavioral research. Read more.
-Chen Wang ‘20 was able to travel to Sweden to present a research paper with the help of the ICF. Read more.
-PhD Candidate Kaushik Vasudevan organized an academic conderence for doctoral students to listen to, present, and give feedback on their latest research. Read more.
Hedge Fund Case Study
-Jonathan Lucas ‘16 provides a student’s perspective of the independent study class and his experience working on this case study. Read more.
Real Estate Case Study Development
Two students write about their experiences working on the real estate case study development project:
-Kodjo Adovor ’18 led the development of a case on Kevi Capital, his infrastructure fund focused on sub-Saharan Africa. Read more.
-Edoardo Pasinato ’18 details working on a case study about the repurposing of an historical landmark, the Fondaco dei Tedeschi: A New Luxury Mall in Venice. Read more.
Global Network Investment Competition
Past Global Network Investment Competitions:
October 31, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Performance Prize 2019-2020
Security Analysis Prize 2019-2020
Winners: Alpha from Business School, Renmin University of China
Runners up: Big Brothers from Yale School of Management
October 31, 2018 – may 31, 2019
Performance Prize 2018-2019
Security Analysis Prize 2018-2019
Performance Prize 2016-17
Security Analysis Prize 2016-17
Performance Prize 2015-16
Winners: ESMT Berlin
Runners up: Business School, Renmin University of China
Security Analysis Prize 2015-16
Winners: Koç University Graduate School of Business and NUS Business School tied.
Click here to find out more about the Global Network Investment Competition.
Turner MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT)
Past MIINT Competitions:
Click here to find out more about the MIINT Impact Investing Competition.