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
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
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.