WHAT IS GIS?

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.

 
Need more details? Contact us

We are here to assist. Contact us by email or via our Social Media channels.

The 2021-2022 Executive Board
HM8A0268_edited.jpg
Krish Abrol, President
kabrol@usc.edu   | 
  • LinkedIn

Krish Abrol is a Senior from New Jersey studying Business and Computer Programming. He is the current President of GIS and a Portfolio Manager for the Undergraduate Student Investment Fund ($6MM AUM). He has prior internship experience in VC, IB, AM, and PE - most notably, this past summer he interned at Oaktree Capital Management as an Investments Intern. After graduation this May, he will be joining JP Morgan in New York as an Investment Banking Analyst in their Diversified Industries Group (DI). In his free time, Krish loves to cook, spend time with friends, and follow the NFL.

1609355676854_edited.jpg
Brooke Weiner, President Of Operations
bdweiner@usc.edu  |
  • LinkedIn

Brooke Weiner is a Senior from Maryland studying Business and International Relations. She is the current President of Operations at GIS, previously serving as Head of Communications. She has interned at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and at a boutique Investment Bank. After graduation this May, she will be joining Wells Fargo in New York as an Investment Banking Analyst in their Healthcare Group. In her free time, Brooke loves to golf and study new languages. 

HM8A0194.jpg
Tal Dayan, Head of Special Projects
tdayan@usc.edu 
  • LinkedIn

Tal Dayan is a Senior from Maryland studying Business (Emphasis in Real Estate Finance). He is the current Head of Special Projects at GIS, building out our Mentorship platform. Prior thereto, he was also Head of the Special Situations Investment Research team. He is also a Portfolio Manager for the Marshall Real Estate Fund. He has internship experience in Investment Banking and is a California-licensed Real Estate Agent. After graduation, he will be joining Blackstone in New York as an Investment Analyst in their Real Estate Group. In his free time, Tal loves to weightlift and attend music festivals.

  • LinkedIn
HM8A0207_edited.jpg
Stanley Wang, Co-Head Of Investment Research
wangstan@usc.edu 

Stanley Wang is a Senior from Hong Kong studying Business. He is the current Co-Head of Investment Research at GIS, previously serving as VP of Investment Research. He has internship experience in Equity Trading and Equity Research at Investment firms in Hong Kong - most notably, this past summer he interned at Point72 in Hong Kong as a Trading Summer Analyst. After graduation this May, he will be joining Point72 in New York as an Investment Analyst in their Academy program. In his free time, Stanley loves to ski, hike, surf, play tennis, and go on road trips across California. 

Anton Krasnov, Co-Head Of Investment Research
akrasnov@usc.edu  |
  • LinkedIn

Anton Krasnov is a Junior from New York studying Applied and Computational Mathematics. He is the current Co-Head of Investment Research and has previously served as Head of the Tactical Opportunities Research team (now known as Pure Alpha II). He has internship experience as an Investments intern in Private Equity, Hedge Funds, and Private Credit.  As a Senior next year, he will also be joining the Undergraduate Student Investment Fund (USIF) as a Portfolio Manager ($6MM AUM). In his free time, Anton loves to snowboard, do photography, and follow the NBA.

Ryan Caccamise
Ryan Caccamise, VP & Treasurer
rcaccami@usc.edu  |
  • LinkedIn

Ryan Caccamise is a Senior from Fort Lauderdale studying Business. He is the current Vice President and Treasurer, prior to which he was Head of Special Projects, playing a pivotal role in building the GIS culture. He has internship experience in Private Equity, Law, and Assurance, and will be joining EY in its Strategy and Transactions practice in New York after graduation this May. In his free time, Ryan loves to spend time with friends, go boating, watch collegiate sports, play the guitar, and follow the NBA. 

Our Founders And Advisors
_DSC0696.JPG
Casey Russ, President 2019-2021

cjruss@usc.edu  | 

  • LinkedIn
Jacob Pielke
Jacob Pielke, Founding Class Of 2018

pielke@usc.edu  |

  • LinkedIn
Pasha Tinkov
Pasha Tinkov, Founding Class Of 2018

tinkov@usc.edu  |

  • LinkedIn
1608068011640.jpeg
Ocean Salazar-Ferrer, Founding Class Of 2018

salazarf@usc.edu  |

  • LinkedIn
Moriz Martiner
Moriz Martiner, Founding Class Of 2018
morizmar@usc.edu  |
 
  • LinkedIn
1604866424104.jpeg
Myreen Edwards, Founding Class Of 2018
myreened@usc.edu  |

 
  • LinkedIn