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Top Universities in Boston, Nationwide, for Careers in Asset Management

Top Universities in Boston, Nationwide, for Careers in Asset Management

For students considering a career in asset management at the pre- or post-graduate level, eVestment’s just-released Education Report offers a unique perspective on the universities and colleges that have placed the most key professionals at institutional investment asset management firms.

Asset managers from around the globe provide a variety of data to eVestment, a leading global investment data analytics firm, including information on investment returns, asset flows and detailed information on their strategies. This data also includes the educational backgrounds of the firms’ key professionals. eVestment’s new report, based on that data, offers a look at the top alumni networks overall and weighted for school size, as well as regional rankings for key U.S. markets like Boston, firm roles, specific investment market segments and year of graduation.

For students looking to stay close to Boston, the top 10 colleges and universities supplying talent to asset management firms headquartered within a 75-mile radius of Boston are:

1. Harvard University

2. Boston College

3. Boston University

4. University of Pennsylvania

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

6. University of Chicago

7. Columbia University

8. Dartmouth College

9. Northeastern University

10. Cornell University

The full report ranks 75 national universities and 11 liberal arts colleges. The top 20 schools nationwide, ranked by total number of alumni working as key professionals at asset management firms, are:

1. University of Pennsylvania

2. Harvard University

3. Columbia University

4. University of Chicago

5. New York University

6. Stanford University

7. Northwestern University

8. University of California – Los Angeles

9. University of California – Berkeley

10. Boston College

11. Cornell University

12. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

13. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

14. University of Virginia

15. Yale University

16. Boston University

17. Dartmouth College

18. Duke University

19. Princeton University

20. University of Southern California

“Success in any professional career is a combination of education, individual drive and networking,” says eVestment Vice President and Head of Research Peter Laurelli. “This report highlights nationally and in select cities the schools that are supplying the most talent to asset management firms. This can help current and incoming students contemplating financial careers to pick schools with the most alumni in key positions – and thus the most active networks – giving them a leg up in the job search when the time comes.”

The report offers a variety of other data, including top schools by product strategy; top Ivy League, public university and liberal arts schools; and top schools by position within asset management firms. All 86 schools in the report have their own detailed pages, highlighting information specific to each school.

To view the full report, please click here or use this link:


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