Carol Elliott | September 3, 2018
The University of Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) has named Erin Bellissimo as managing director, effective Sept. 1.
Bellissimo will be responsible for setting the strategic priorities of the Institute and managing its operations, including developing and directing curriculum and programs, mentoring students, supporting faculty research, and building and facilitating relationships among the Institute’s key constituents. She will work in collaboration with the NDIGI’s faculty director, finance professor Shane Corwin.
“Erin has been a valuable and supportive resource for us since the launch of the Institute and will be a significant asset to the Mendoza College of Business and the University,” Corwin said. “Given her significant experience in both the investment management industry and academia, she is perfectly suited to lead the Institute during its next stage of growth.”
“Since its launch just three years ago, NDIGI has developed numerous innovative and effective programs, especially for undergraduate students,” said Martijn Cremers, interim dean of the Mendoza College of Business. “As she has already been an integral part of the Institute’s efforts from the beginning as an outside partner, Erin understands our mission and vision. I’m delighted that she is now joining as the new managing director.”
A founding board member and treasurer of Girls Who Invest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry. Most recently, she has consulted to a hedge fund and family office, helping define strategy and improve operations. She previously was a partner at hedge fund Aravt Global, where she helped launch the business and worked closely with the managing partner setting firm direction and strategy.
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