Distinguished Guest Speaker Series

The USC Marshall Business School’s Center for Investment Studies is pleased to host an array of accomplished finance industry professionals as part of a Distinguished Guest Speaker Series.


Held during Student Investment Fund (SIF) and Undergraduate Student Investment Fund (USIF) classes, the Distinguished Guest Series interactive lectures provide direct learning opportunities from industry professionals in the fields of Fixed-Asset Management, Equity Research, Alternative Fixed Income Investments, and more. We are very grateful to the following individuals who have lent their time and expertise to SIF and USIF students:

 Nick Bartolo

Securities Analyst

International Value Advisors

Jay Binstock

Senior Specialist

Capital Group/American Funds

Derek Burkhard

Head of Financial Content


Matt Crakes

Managing Partner

Canaan Valley Capital Management, LLC

Steven Dietz

Partners Capital


Tim Dunn

Director of Operations & Operating Partner

TPG Capital

Glenn Freed

Chief Investment Officer


Michael Gitlin


Capital Fixed Income Investors, Capital Group

David Hutchison


Triad Investment Management

David Iben

CIO and Lead Portfolio Manager

Kopernik Global Investors, LLC

Sharon Kilmer

Managing Director

Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Brian Laks

Portfolio Manager and Partner

Old West Investment Management, LLC

John Lee

Senior Vice President

US Commercial Real Estate Investments, PIMCO

Ivan Mirabelli

Investment Analyst

Capital Group

Michael Reilly

CIO of U.S. Equities & Director of Research

The TCW Group, Inc.

David Rosenberg

Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager

Oaktree Capital Management

Robby Saggu

Managing Director

Corient Capital Partners

Cynthia Tusan


Strategic Global Advisors, LLC

Jan van Eck



Jia Ye

Partner & Chief Investment Strategist

First Quadrant, L.P.