A List of Top Schools Feeding the Asset Management Industry
Data provider eVestment is out with a research report Tuesday that attempts to answer the question: Which university has produced the most money managers?
University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University and Columbia University sent the most graduates into asset management, ranking No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 among all U.S. universities and colleges, according to eVestment. Among MBA programs, University of Chicago, Columbia University and New York University took the top-three spots.
EVestment compiled several lists based on various criteria of which major U.S. universities and colleges currently have the most graduates working in asset management. Not surprisingly, Ivy League schools rank highly across the firm’s rankings. The firm’s report pulled from a data set of more than 35,000 active professionals that work at more than 4,500 asset-management firms.
Here’s a look at the distribution of the reported professionals’ roles, with portfolio managers and analysts representing about 3/4 of the data set.
The average age of the folks compiled in this report is 47, assuming someone received a bachelor’s degree at age 22, according to eVestment.
Here’s how the top 10 ranked by total alumni:
And the top 10 scaled for school size:
Here is the top 10 ranked by MBA graduates:
And the top 10 by MBA graduates scaled for school size
Finally here’s a look at bachelor’s and MBA degrees broken down by school type.
And the distribution of the highest degree attained by these asset-management professionals: