The Global Investment Society at USC
 

The purpose of GIS is to teach and practice investing with an emphasis on

global markets and varied investment classes, such as bonds, stocks, commodities,

currencies, derivatives, and alternative investments. The club’s goal is to foster an

environment of global knowledge and expertise in the investing sector, and to

build an investment skillset that isn't limited to a single market or investment

class.

 

GIS will emphasize international and buy-side investing, rather than simply focusing on

understanding the finance industry through the lens of the US stock markets. GIS

will provide a foundational understanding of the field of finance as an industry

which is affected by the entire world. Members of GIS should feel confident

pursuing a career in finance in any country in the world with the foundation

provided from this club.

 

Finally, the club aims to build a strong community of

passionate investors.

How are we different?

At USC, the finance & investment clubs do a great job of focusing on domestic (US) markets and explaining investing ideology. However, as we are living in an increasingly international environment, with more and more firms conducting business internationally. We noticed a true lack of international-market finance clubs here at USC, which is why we started GIS.

 

Leadership

The 2022-2023 Executive Board
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Jordan Marx, President
jamarx@usc.edu 

Jordan is a Junior studying business, computer programming, and psychology. Last year, he worked as a fall analyst for MJC Partners, a boutique investment banking firm specializing in regional and community banks. Previously, Jordan was the head of Global Macro Investment Research and VP of Instruction. Next summer, Jordan will be working as a Technology Investment Banking Summer Analyst in the Bay Area. During his free time, Jordan is an avid basketball player and also enjoys reading philosophy, psychology, and history.

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Amirta Srinivas, Head of External Operations
amirtasr@usc.edu

Amirta is a junior at USC studying Business Administration and pursuing a masters in finance at USC Marshall. Last year, she worked for Lionchase North America as an Mergers and Acquisitions intern, which spurred her interest into finance. She is serving as the Head of External Operations, responsible for Marketing, HR, and more.  Next summer, Amirta will be working at JP Morgan as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst in the New York City Office. Beyond academics, Amirta is passionate about Jordan Peele movies, thrifting, and trying new coffee shops.

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Anton Krasnov, Head of Investment Research
akrasnov@usc.edu 
 

Anton is a Senior from New York City studying Applied Mathematics and Finance. He has extensive experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity, and Investment Research. Joining GIS as a Freshman, he has been involved with the Investment Research team since its inception, serving as an Analyst, Portfolio Manager, and now as the Head of the division. Outside of GIS, he serves as a portfolio manager for USIF, USC's student investment fund. Anton is a passionate photographer, snowboarder, and fan of the Brooklyn Nets.

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Deniz Abadan, Head of Special Projects
abadan@usc.edu 
 

Deniz is a junior from Istanbul, Turkey studying finance and philosophy. His involvement with GIS has included serving as head of the Special Situations Investment Research and Instruction divisions. During his time at USC, Deniz has interned at Istanbul Asset Management, and at Reorg, a global credit intelligence provider. In the summer of his junior year, Deniz will be joining Apax Partners as an intern in their private equity team in New York. Outside of that, he enjoys playing chess, traveling, and listening to music, specifically techno and blues.

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Ryan Zhao, Head of Internal Operations
hongbozh@usc.edu

Ryan Zhao is a Junior pursuing a B.S. in Business Administration. This past summer he interned at Canyon Partners, an LA-based distressed debt hedge fund. Previously, he worked as an Investment Banking Fall Analyst at Your Legacy Partners and Private Equity Summer Analyst at Arrowroot Capital Management. He is currently serving as Head of Internal Operations at GIS. Outside of GIS, Ryan is serving as the VP of Microfinance at the Impact Investing Group. In his free time, he is interested in golf, weightlifting, and following F1. 

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Vincent Finello, Head of Development
vfinello@usc.edu
 

Vincent is a senior studying aerospace engineering and financial engineering.  Vincent's experience includes Equity Research at TCW and Engineering at SpaceX. Vincent serves as the Head of Development, where he is responsible for the Mentorship Program and Communications. Additionally, he is a portfolio manager for the GIS Investment Research Team. During his free time, he enjoys traveling, eating, swimming, boxing, and weight lifting. 

Our Founders And Advisors
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Krish Abrol, President 2021-2022

kabrol@usc.edu  | 

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Pasha Tinkov
Pasha Tinkov, Founding Class Of 2018

tinkov@usc.edu  |

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Myreen Edwards, Founding Class Of 2018
myreened@usc.edu  |

 
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Moriz Martiner
Moriz Martiner, Founding Class Of 2018
morizmar@usc.edu  |
 
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Casey Russ, President 2019-2021

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Jacob Pielke
Jacob Pielke, Founding Class Of 2018

pielke@usc.edu  |

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Ocean Salazar-Ferrer, Founding Class Of 2018

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