UChicago named one of top money management feeder schools

The University reported 769 total alumni working in 365 ranking firms, ranking above schools such as Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania in the field.

By Justin Riggs

UChicago has the highest per student alumni representation in the asset management industry, according to the 2015 eVestment Education Report released in September.

The University ranked above schools such as Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, with 769 total alumni working in 365 ranking firms. The alumni included 75 bachelor’s degree and 619 MBA graduates from the University.

The University also topped the list of graduates working in roles related to risk management and due diligence, a key subfield of asset management, and was ranked among the top 12 feeder schools for every five year interval from 1961 to 2015. Amongst graduates from the past five years, the University ranked third, with 20 alumni working in the industry.    

The University ranked 31st for the number of bachelor’s degree graduates working in asset management; scaled to account for size of the student body, however, UChicago moved to 16th. When it came to MBA graduates, UChicago ranked first in graduate representation in the same industry, without adjusting for student body size.

The eVestment Education Report analyzes the representation of the country’s top universities and colleges across the asset management space, using data on 35,000 active professionals and 4,500 ranking firms. The report investigates the strength and concentration of school networks in the industry, and how they compare to each other. Rankings are based on the total number of graduates in asset management, their roles at each firm, and a variety of other factors.