AIM Investment Center

AIM Investment Center

AIM Investment Center

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

AIM Investment Center

The AIM Investment Center is the nexus for integrating financial research, investment education and practice at the University of Texas at Austin, unifying financial support, information resources, and intellectual capital in support of those who teach and learn, those who further knowledge in the field through research and those who enhance the practice of investment management.

The AIM Investment Center was created through a generous endowment given by two founders of the AIM Management Group: Gary Crum and Bob Graham. In addition, these two individuals and 63 employees of the AIM Management Group have donated an endowment to support the Financial Education and Research Center's Trading Room in which the MBA Investment Fund’s student managers trade.

Center Activities

  • Supporting the development of research issues related to investment management, capital markets, corporate finance, financial services and real estate
  • Grants to faculty and students engaging in research, as well as coordinating a working research paper series
  • Acquisition and support of financial databases
  • Hosting conferences where research findings and policy discussions are shared
  • Conducting surveys of investment professionals to better understand practice
  • Supporting student education through support for the MBA Investment Fund, LLC and the Financial Analyst Program
  • Financially supporting curriculum development of investment management courses that integrate theory and practice
  • Hosting investment professionals to interact with students and faculty
  • Scholarships for students interested in investments and related financial fields

Contact Us

AIM Investment Center 
The University of Texas at Austin 
McCombs School of Business 
Department of Finance
2110 Speedway Stop B6600
Austin, TX  78712 
(512) 471-6511

2016 AIM Investment Conference

September 15th and 16th, 2016

The 2016 AIM Investment Conference is sponsored by the AIM Investment Center at the University of Texas at Austin. David Booth, the co-founder and co-CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors, will deliver the keynote address.

The goal of the conference is to promote research on investment management and to provide a forum for researchers to discuss and exchange ideas. As in previous years, the conference will feature a selection of the best working papers on investment management discussed by leading academics in the profession. Conference participants will select the AIM Investment Center Best Paper Award.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

You are invited to submit recent working papers on mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, and other forms of delegated portfolio management. The submission deadline is April 30th, 2016. The program will be announced in late June. 

You can submit your paper here

Please contact Clemens Sialm (clemens.sialm@mccombs.utexas.edu) if you have any questions about the conference.

Program

Program

Thursday, September 15, 2016 

12:30 PM  Lunch at Tejas Dining Room
1:30 PM    Paper 1
2:45 PM    Paper 2
4:00 PM    Paper 3
6:30 PM    Dinner with Keynote Address

Friday, September 16, 2016

8:00 AM     Breakfast
9:00 AM     Paper 4
10:15 AM   Paper 5
11:30 AM   Paper 6
12:30 PM   Lunch

Program Committee

Program Committee

  • Daniel Bergstresser
  • Jules van Binsbergen
  • Keith Brown
  • James Choi
  • Susan Christoffersen
  • Lauren Cohen
  • Josh Coval
  • Martijn Cremers
  • Zhi Da
  • Kent Daniel
  • Diane Del Guercio
  • Richard Evans
  • Wayne Ferson
  • Itay Goldstein
  • John Griffin
  • Jennifer Huang
  • Ravi Jagannathan
  • Wei Jiang
  • Harrison Hong
  • Marcin Kacperczyk
  • Ron Kaniel
  • Ralph Koijen
  • Jonathan Lewellen
  • Massimo Massa
  • Pedro Matos
  • David Musto
  • Vikram Nanda
  • Lubos Pastor
  • Jeffrey Pontiff
  • Veronika Pool
  • Adam Reed
  • Jonathan Reuter
  • Stefan Ruenzi
  • Clemens Sialm
  • Rick Sias
  • Oliver Spalt
  • Matthew Spiegel
  • Laura Starks
  • Sheridan Titman
  • Kumar Venkataraman
  • Sunil Wahal
  • Neng Wang
  • Scott Weisbenner
  • Russ Wermers
  • Ayako Yasuda
  • Lu Zheng

Registration

Registration

Registration will open in late June 2016.

Accommodations

Accommodations

Conference accommodations will be at:

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705 
Website: www.meetattexas.com

Please call 512-404-3600 or for toll free 1-877-744-8822 to make a room reservation no later than Thursday, September 1, 2016. This date is firm and there will be no exceptions to the cut-off date to ensure the special negotiated rate of $185/night plus all applicable fees. Please mention that you are with the AIM Investment Center in order to access the room block.

For your convenience, below are other hotels in Austin you might be interested in.  Please note that we do not have room blocks at any of these hotels.


Four Seasons Hotel 

98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701 
Website:  www.fourseasons.com/austin
Phone: 512-478-4500 


Hilton Austin 
500 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 
Website: Click here
Phone: 512-482-8000 


Hyatt Regency Austin 
208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704 
Website: www.austin.hyatt.com 
Phone: 512-477-1234 


Omni Hotel Austin 
700 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701 
Website: www.omnihotels.com/austin
Phone: 512-476-3700


The Stephen F. Austin Inter-continental Hotel 
701 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701 
Website: www.austin.intercontinental.com 
Phone: 512-457-8800

Leadership and Staff


Clemens Sialm

Director, AIM Investment Center

Department of Finance

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Juana Hardwick

Assistant Director

Department of Finance

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Keith Brown

Associate Director for Education

Department of Finance

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Kyle Hernandez

Business Manager

Department of Finance

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