Financial gift helps the numbers add up in Kellogg Asset Management
Financial has made a generous in-kind donation to the Kellogg
School that will benefit students and faculty who are involved
with the Asset Management Program. Led by the Kellogg Finance
Department, this innovative program provides students
with a specialized educational experience in managing a portion
of the school's portfolio.
company has donated 30 licenses of Thomson ONE Investment
Management software to the school. "At Thomson Financial
we believe that investing in our future is paramount to achieving
success," said Karyn Folland, vice president, client
services and marketing. "Students at the Kellogg School
of Management represent that future, as both potential clients
said that the company chose Kellogg specifically due to the
school's student-run fund, which dates back to 1964 and boasts
assets of more than $300,000.
Korajczyk said the software provides access to a vast
array of market data to help estimate the risk of assets or
portfolios. The software is installed indefinitely at the
Donald P. Jacobs Center in Evanston and at Wieboldt Hall on
the Chicago campus. Thomson Financial has also trained faculty
and students on how to use it.
Financial has provided the school with a resource that we
couldn't afford to buy otherwise," Korajczyk said. "Access
to this data is critical for students in the class."
the Thomson ONE solution, Kellogg students will better understand
markets by analyzing economic indicators, tracking index trends
and following foreign exchange rates," Folland added.
"Students will be able to create portfolio watch-lists
and monitor the performance of those portfolios they have
selected, compare their performance to other students' portfolios,
or market indexes, and perform industry and sector analyses
said that David Shaffer '83, a graduate of the Kellogg
Executive MBA Program, discussed the possibility of the
donation at a Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board meeting, and he
was instrumental in the arrangement. Shaffer, who was formerly
CEO of Thomson Financial and was recently named chairman of
Thomson Learning, worked with the school to establish the