Rebuilding our community

Last year was one of excitement and transition as Columbia Business School welcomed students back to campus in fall 2021 and opened our new doors in Manhattanville to students and visitors alike in spring 2022. The Heilbrunn Center launched a new curriculum and navigated hybrid and in-person events. With the success of the new curriculum well underway, looking to the 2022-2023 academic year, the focus for the Heilbrunn Center will be on re-building the in-person experience of our community and in particular rebuilding the community of our Value Investing Program. Beginning in spring 2023, the capstone course—Value Investing with Legends—will only be open to students in the Value Investing Program. With this new course cap Program students will have the opportunity to engage in a small group setting with the best in the industry, providing an opportunity for both learning and networking. We are also re-launching our VI program lunch series also providing Program students the opportunity to learn from practitioners outside the classroom in a small group setting.

VI Program Students

              The Heilbrunn Center is thrilled to welcome the Value Investing Program Class of 2023!

Mitesh  Amarthaluru

Michael HC Lee

Oliver Beers

Rui Li

Ken Chen

Max (Junlin) Liang

Chance Cooley

Billy Ma

Shalin Doshi

Luke McCrory

Michael Dunlevy

Jeremy Miles

Blake Gilbert

Austin Moldow

Aneish  Goel

Robert (Bryden) Nugent

Ian Gorman

Angela  Pan

Scott Hall

Jiayan Ping

Yiqun (Eason) He

Camila Gloria Ramirez Moya

Joy He

Alfredo Schmutzer

Yoichi Hirata

Ariel Schonberger

May Hnin

Elena Shirokikh

Sha Huang

Jacob Springfield

Colby Isenberg

Emma Waugh

Rachita Jain

Tierney Werner

Matt Keating

Jake Wheelock

Jason Lai

Bohan  Xue

Ma Lang

Zhaohan Zhang

Students are selected for the Program through a competitive application process and complete a set of 7 courses including: Modern ValueApplied Value InvestingThe Credit SuperhighwayEconomics of Strategic BehaviorValue Investing with Legends, and two elective courses from a menu of Heilbrunn Center courses. Besides access to world-class practitioners who teach the Value Investing Program courses, students in the Program also receive access to special programming, including recruiting and career workshops, mentors, and various networking events. The Heilbrunn Center also maintains a resume book for students in the Program that is sent to employers upon request. If you are interested in recruiting from the Value Investing Program, please contact Meredith Trivedi at [email protected].

In addition to the Center’s regular course offerings, we are pleased to offer a new elective, Hybrid Fund Investing: Crossing Over from Public to Private Markets (and Back Again), which is open to students both in the VI Program and the general MBA population and taught by Chuck Murphy ’09, Chief Investment Officer, Council Ring Capital. The purpose of this course is to provide students with broad exposure to investment strategies that straddle public and private equity markets, which are increasingly prevalent in today’s landscape. Students will be introduced to a variety of hybrid public/private equity investing strategies and situations, including (pre-IPO) crossover funds, tactical opportunity funds, SPACs, PIPEs, take-privates, and more. The course will discuss the key similarities and differences between public and private investing, highlighting areas of synergy (and dis-synergy) in the investment process.

International Executive Education

The Heilbrunn Center will travel to London in September 2022 to host an open enrollment Executive Education program on Modern Value. Taught by faculty director Tano Santos, the Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, this program is the first of its kind offered by the Center and one that we hope to expand in the coming years.

To learn more visit https://business.columbia.edu/heilbrunn/curriculum-courses/executive-education/modern-value-investing-london

Stay Involved and Upcoming Events

There are many ways to engage with the Heilbrunn Center and our students.

Mentor a Student

As part of the Value Investing Program experience, each student is paired with at least one industry professional to provide guidance and advice on career development, feedback on pitches, and other assistance with networking and recruiting. This mentorship provides our students with the invaluable opportunity to engage one-on-one with an active member of the investing community and has led to many lifelong professional friendships. For those unable to commit the time to a formal mentee, we also offer mock interview preparation for the VI Program students and are building a directory of practitioners to conduct mock interviews on a one-off basis.

If you are interested in participating with the mentorship or mock interview program please contact Julia Kimyagarov at [email protected].

Speak on Campus

The Heilbrunn Center, in conjunction with CSIMA, hosts a regular professional development series for students to hear from and ask questions of practitioners in a small group setting. If you are interested in speaking on campus please contact Meredith Trivedi at [email protected].

Judge a Stock Pitch

Participate as an IIC judge, CSIMA Stock Pitch Competition judge, Applied Security Analysis practice pitch judge or meet with students individually to provide feedback on their verbal and written stock pitches. If you are interested in serving as a judge, please contact Meredith Trivedi at [email protected].

Attend an Event

3rd Annual Roger Murray Lecture Series featuring Michael Mauboussin

September 2022, virtual

Value Investing Program Welcome Reception

September on the Manhattanville campus

1st Annual Kawaja Growth Stock Pitch Challenge

October 14 2022, on the Manhattanville campus

32nd Annual Graham & Dodd Breakfast featuring Todd Combs ’02

October 28, 2022, at the Pierre hotel

8th Annual CSIMA Stock Pitch Challenge

November 2022, virtual

4th Annual Artisan International Value Stock Pitch Challenge

Winter 2023 on the Manhattanville Campus

26th Annual CSIMA Conference

February 10, 2023, in Lerner Hall

16th Annual Pershing Square Challenge

April 2023 on the Manhattanville campus

13th Annual “From Graham to Buffett and Beyond” Omaha dinner

May 5, 2023, in Omaha, Nebraska

Value Investing Program Graduation reception

May 2023 on the Manhattanville campus

Registration for the 32nd Annual Graham & Dodd Breakfast featuring Todd Combs' 02, Investment Officer, Berkshire Hathaway, and Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, GEICO, will open late-August 2022.

Confirmed keynotes for the 26th Annual CSIMA Conference include Tom Gayner, Chief Executive Officer, Markel and Lauren Taylor Wolfe, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Impactive Capital. Tickets will go on sell mid-November. 

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