About the Center for Asset Management

  • Mission

    The Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management (Mayo Center) advances the study and practice of asset management through top-quality research, regular conferences and activities, support for the students of Darden Capital Management (DCM) and the development of educational programs.


    MCAM will become a global leader in the field of asset management by producing market-facing research and by preparing skilled future asset managers. MCAM will serve as a hub of thought leadership and professional development for faculty, students, alumni and business practitioners in the field of asset management.

    Mayo Center Advisory Group

    The Mayo Center Advisory Group advises the dean on Mayo Center objectives and activities and assists with generating support for MCAM.  We also strive to maintain relationships with many firms in the investing and asset management field including, but not limited to:

    Sample Firms Mayo


    The research center's activities include:

    • Publishing leading-edge research in top journals
    • Hosting highly regarded conferences, such as Darden's International Finance Conference and the University of Virginia Investing Conference (UVIC), which will take place 12-13 November 2015 and the Shanghai Investing Summit 8 May 2015. 
    • Identifying best practices in asset management through research and interaction with practicing managers in the field
    • Developing asset management cases and other educational materials, to be published by Darden Business Publishing
    • Enhancing DCM, the student-run investment fund and creating new educational programs in the field of finance at Darden