IC grad Jason Muenzen knows Wall Street. He worked as a trader at Goldman Sachs and then helped start the first public equity fund at private equity firm Kohlberg, Kravis, and Roberts (KKR). Now he’s passing on his expertise to the next generation of investors as director of the investment program in IC’s School of Business.  

“I think of investing as a puzzle. You need to think about how all of the pieces fit together in order to have the right investment thesis,” Jason says.  

He helps students navigate the complexity in IC’s state-of-the-art, real-time trading room, which has a live stock ticker. 

“The trading room really puts the market right in front of the students. It’s nice to read a book about something you are passionate about, but the trading room, combined with over $750,000 of student managed funds allows students to dive deep into the capital markets.” 

Jason also knows that some of the best lessons happen off the trading room floor. In 2017 he took students to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting to learn from some of the biggest names in finance, like Charlie Munger and Warren Buffet. 

“Their views and the way they think about investing are unique,” says Jason. “The students wouldn’t get that in a classroom.”