About Us

The Davis Center
 
The Davis Center, as a physical structure, is an investment technology classroom at the University of Dayton equipped with industry-leading financial analysis software including eight Bloomberg terminals and Morningstar Direct. The Davis Center is both an introduction to real-world portfolio management and a leadership development program for 40-60 undergraduate students from all parts of the University. Members of the Davis Center are split into four teams: ManagementSecurities AnalysisEconomic Analysis, and Outreach. The Securities Analysis and Economic Analysis teams are responsible for providing research to the Flyer Investments Team in support of buy/hold/sell decisions within the Flyer Investments Fund, a $20 million equity portfolio. The Outreach Team identifies and organizes community service projects--of either a charitable or educational nature--in which Davis Center members can participate. Outreach also sponsors learning opportunities for other UD students and orients and educates new members in order to insure continuity and maintain high standards within the Center. Since its inception, graduates of the Davis Center for Portfolio Management have enjoyed an extremely high job placement rate with some of today's leading firms such as J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, Bloomberg, BlackRock, and Morgan Stanley.
 
Flyer Investments
 
Flyer Investments, a capstone student-managed portfolio seminar class, manages $20 million of the University's endowment invested in equity securities. Students are empowered through the software and text resources of the Davis Center to gain hands-on experience as portfolio managers, reporting semi-annually to the Davis Center Advisory Board. In managing this fund, students invest across sectors and industries in a well-diversified portfolio, utilizing in-depth analysis of the economy as well as equities themselves. According to the alumni network, which now spans over 200 professionals, this program lays a solid foundation for careers in the investment industry.