Gift from Jim Parsons and his wife, Dr. Carrie Quinn establishes a new Mendoza investing institute

A Global Vision

By Carol Elliott | Fall 2015

Printer Friendly

In 2013, Fortune Magazine named Jim Parsons (FIN ’96) to its “Ones to Watch” select list of 12 “high-flying” individuals from finance, tech, even sports, describing him as a “hedge fund star in the making.” But the legacy of Parsons and his wife, Dr. Carrie Quinn, ultimately may be more aptly described as the “Ones Who Gave Back.”

In October, the University announced Parsons, CEO of Junto Capital Management, and Quinn, an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital, had given a $20 million gift to establish the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) at the Mendoza College of Business.

“The Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing provides that vital nexus for research, the classroom, our alumni and other partners so that we can leverage all of it for a greater impact than the sum of its parts,” said Roger Huang, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College. “I’m very thankful to Jim and Carrie for their foresight, vision and amazing generosity.”

The Institute will leverage three key strengths — Mendoza’s top-rated finance faculty, the innovative finance curriculum and extensive strategic partnerships — to form a platform for both learning and influencing the way investment managers the world over think about global finance.

NDIGI’s goals include expanding internship and career placement opportunities; leveraging key partnerships among the College, the Notre Dame Investment Office and ND’s extensive alumni network; furthering faculty research and thought leadership; attracting prospective finance faculty; and adding depth and breadth to Mendoza’s already strong finance curriculum.

Associate Finance Professor Shane Corwin has been named as the Institute’s director. Corwin, who joined Notre Dame in 2000, teaches and researches in the areas of security market design and investment banking. “With this institute, we have the opportunity to build a world-renowned program that will have a lasting impact on our students, our faculty, and the broader investment community,” Corwin says.

For his part, AIM alum Parsons, hopes the Institute will emphasize morality and integrity in financial training, as well as help to spread those values from the University to Wall Street and the world.

“That would only further AIM, further Notre Dame, and enhance the way people view the University,” Parsons said. “If we can inculcate the Notre Dame way of doing things into the finance world, we’ll all be better served.”

Editor’s Note: Look for more information about the work of the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing in the Mendoza Business spring edition.

 

Related Items

Categories

  • Salt and Light12
  • Salt & Light 4900
    The Amato Family: Fancy Pants 4910
    Holly Powers: The Power of One 4901
    Mike Anello: The Buzz 4908
    Karen Kenny: They Can’t Take That Away from Me 4902
    John Greenwald: Garage Band on a Mission 4904
    Kevin Kreutner: Adopting a Country 4906
    Matt Knott: The Circle of Faith 4909
    Stephen Keppel: What a Difference a Year Makes 4907
    Thomas Jindra: The Mustard Seed 4903
    Marissa Gebhard: The Buddy System 4905
    More Salt & Light 4911
  • Class Notes1
  • Alumni Community: Class Notes 4935
  • Ask More of Business1
  • Mendoza Student Leadership Association (MSLA) 4958
  • Mendoza News10
  • AIMING FOR A Legacy 4836
    A Global Vision 4837
    Happy Feat 4891
    "I Raised My Hand" 4888
    Training Intuition 4887
    A Closer Look at the Numbers 4890
    Pie for Everyone 4898
    Chopstick Negotiations 4899
    That Gummy Bear is Calling Your Name 4892
    Mendoza Welcomes New Faculty 5087
    An Unplanned Return: Bill Schmuhl Jr. 4838
  • Mendoza Profiles3
  • The Right Time 4929
    A Tanzania Adventure: Mt. Kilimanjaro 4930
    IT Girl 4933
  • Alumni Community5
  • Alumni Community: Class Notes 4935
    Three Brothers/One Mission 4936
    Andria Seneviratne: A Leap of Faith 4937
    Perry Dellelce: A Canadian Ambassador For Notre Dame 4938
    Eric Huang: Fitting 4939
    In Memoriam 4940
  • First Person2
  • Gulf Coast Motels and the Second Coming 4941
    Thoughts of Ted 4956