Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management

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Experiential Learning

We seek to enhance student educational experience with scholarships and real-world learning including student-run portfolios, pitch competitions, boot-camps, and student fellowships.

 

Alumni and Practitioners

Keep up with the Darden alumni and Practitioners from the Mayo Center.

  • John Loverro (MBA’00) – Partner, Lexington Partners

    Drivers of the Private Equity Cycle

    John Loverro of Lexington Partners, a leading independent manager of secondary private equity and co-investment funds, discusses factors that drive the private equity cycle in an interview conducted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    Trends in Private Equity Co-Investment

    John Loverro of Lexington Partners, a leading independent manager of secondary private equity and co-investment funds, discusses current trends in private equity co-investment in an interview conducted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden

    Why Investors Invest in Secondary Funds

    John Loverro of Lexington Partners, a leading independent manager of secondary private equity and co-investment funds, discusses reasons why investors invest in secondary funds in an interview conducted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    Why LPs Sell Partnership Interests

    John Loverro of Lexington Partners, a leading independent manager of secondary private equity and co-investment funds, discusses drivers behind the private equity secondary market in an interview conducted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    UVA Darden Network Opens Door to Investing Career

    John Loverro, a partner at Lexington Partners, says the University of Virginia Darden School of Business network helped him get his foot in the door at Lexington Partners and pursue a “great opportunity” to pursue his passion in the investing field.

  • Celia Dallas (MBA’ 96) – Chief Investment Strategist, Cambridge Associates

    The Top Industry Pressures Facing Investment Consultants

    Celia Dallas, chief investment strategist at Cambridge Associates, a leading investment consultancy, discusses the industry pressures facing investment consultants. The interview was conducted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    Where Are Endowment and Foundation Allocations Shifting Next?

    Celia Dallas, chief investment strategist at Cambridge Associates, a leading investment consultancy, discusses asset allocation changes of endowments and foundations. The interview was conducted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    Why Endowments and Foundations Value Active Investment Strategies

    Celia Dallas, chief investment strategist at Cambridge Associates, a leading investment consultancy, discusses the need for active strategies for endowments and foundations. The interview was conducted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    What’s Behind the Rise in Passive Investment Management?

    Celia Dallas, chief investment strategist at Cambridge Associates, a leading investment consultancy, discusses factors contributing to the rise in passive management. The interview was conducted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    How Institutional Investors Drive Better Management Fees and Terms

    Celia Dallas, chief investment strategist at Cambridge Associates, a leading investment consultancy, discusses how institutional investors can drive fee compression. The interview was conducted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    Best Practices for Asset Owners Building Direct Investment Capabilities

    Celia Dallas, chief investment strategist at Cambridge Associates, a leading investment consultancy, discusses best practices for asset owners insourcing direct investment capabilities. The interview was conducted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    Global Macro Opportunities in a Low Interest Rate Environment

    Celia Dallas, chief investment strategist at Cambridge Associates, a leading investment consultancy, discusses investment opportunities from a global macro/tactical asset allocation perspective in a low rate environment. The interview was conducted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

  • Katrina Sherrerd (PhD’87) – President & COO, Research Affiliates

    The Future of Active Management

    Katrina Sherrerd, President and COO of Research Affiliates, an investment manager that pioneered smart beta ETFs, discusses the future of active management with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management.

    Factors Impacting Future ETF Market Growth

    Katrina Sherrerd, President and COO of Research Affiliates, an investment manager that pioneered smart beta ETFs, discusses what factors will impact the ETF market moving forward with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management.

    The ETF of the Future

    Katrina Sherrerd, President and COO of Research Affiliates, an investment manager that pioneered smart beta ETFs, discusses what the ETF product of the future will look like with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management.

    The Importance of Diverse Teams

    Katrina Sherrerd, President and COO of Research Affiliates, an investment manager that pioneered smart beta ETFs, discusses the importance of diverse teams and cultural features that enable them with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management.

    The Importance of Diversity in Investment Management

    Katrina Sherrerd, President and COO of Research Affiliates, an investment manager that pioneered smart beta ETFs, discusses the importance of diversity in investment management with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management.

    The Importance of Mentoring and Coaching in the Investment Industry

    Katrina Sherrerd, President and COO of Research Affiliates, an investment manager that pioneered smart beta ETFs, discusses the importance of mentoring and coaching colleagues with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management.

    The Future for Retail Investors

    Katrina Sherrerd, President and COO of Research Affiliates, an investment manager that pioneered smart beta ETFs, discusses retail investors and their selecting investment products better suited to their needs with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management.

    The Importance of Cultural Fit in an Organization

    Katrina Sherrerd, President and COO of Research Affiliates, an investment manager that pioneered smart beta ETFs, discusses the importance of cultural fit in an organization with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management.

  • Darden EMBA Fund

    The Darden EMBA Fund (DEF) is a team of Executive MBA (EMBA) students whose purpose is to enhance students’ learning in investment management including managing an investment portfolio as well as supporting careers in finance. DEF maintains strong contacts with students and alumni and fosters relationships across the investment industry.

    DEF manages the Sabre Fund, a long-only equity fund with a focus on large-cap and mid-cap stocks. The fund’s selection of stocks is backed by rigorous fundamental analysis with an emphasis on situations that offer promising growth priced at reasonable valuations. This approach enables EMBA students the opportunity to look for great companies with competitive advantages and that trade at attractive valuations.  Additionally, the fund has a long-term focus, thereby encouraging fund members to consider the future of each investment opportunity and what businesses can thrive in a changing world. In conducting their analysis the fund managers will apply both bottom up and top down analysis. DEF believes that a strategy of owning stock in great companies for long periods of time and concentrating the portfolio holdings in the managers’ best ideas provides an opportunity to create value for DEF investors.

    Leadership Team

    Investment Committee

    • Chief Investment Officer: Peter Bates
    • Head of Trading: Nareg Sagherian
    • Reyn Holden
    • Chris Kimrey
    • Mario Mazzone

    Alumni Council

    • President: Eric Black
    • Tom Duffy
    • James Olsen
    • Abigail Pape
  • MCAM Student Fellowship Program

    The investment industry continues to be a difficult industry to break into as an MBA student, and we have designed a scalable program specifically to solve this problem. Each summer, the Mayo Center offers all Darden students the opportunity to compete for investment roles at a variety of firms during their first year summer. The purpose of this program is to embed Darden MBAs at firms/funds whose leaders are Darden alums, giving them hands-on experience, mentorship and coaching, a network of connections and contacts, and valuable experience for their resumes. The program includes offer highly-selective, paid internships in investment roles at investment firms. Students also receive coaching and mentorship from Mayo Center leadership.

    The program is only open to current Darden students, and those admitted to this highly-selective program are provided a guaranteed paid summer internship with an investment firm, a “foot in the door” in a competitive and hard-to-access industry, and a network of contacts that can prove helpful in a full-time job search and longer-term career plan.

    We are proud to announce our 2020 sponsoring firms: Sands Capital Ventures, Transform Capital, CavAngels and Harbert Growth Partners.