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Club Membership

Members are either New Recruits or Research Analysts. All Promontory members begin as New Recruits who undergo a 7-week experiential training, which walks them through their first research report.


After completing Basic Financial Training, NRs become full-fledged Research Analysts. RAs write one report on a public company every 9 weeks.


At the end of the quarter, the Research Committee selects the best reports for our quarterly print edition distributed on campus.

New Recruits (NRs)

Research Analysts (RAs)


Go to "About" > "The Team" to meet all our members!

The Board

The Board's mandate is to guide Promontory toward (1) publishing well-researched and easily understandable reports, (2) educating new members, and (3) building a strong internal RSO community.


The President leads the Head of Engagement and Head of Operations in organizing quarterly recruitment, planning internal and external events, and handling partnerships.

The Head of Research leads the Research Committee in ensuring the quality of all reports as they evolve throughout the academic quarter.


The Head of Education leads the Teaching Committee in planning and executing instructional curricula for NRs undergoing BFT.

President, Head of Education, Head of Research

Head of Engagement, Head of Operations

Research Committee, Teaching Committee

Our Mission

We aim to encourage an intellectual approach to the overarching field of finance by teaching our members analytical skills and giving them a publishing platform. Our first step towards this mission is conducting equity research, then providing an understanding of additional asset classes and investing philosophies. Promontory Research Analysts are intellectually curious to learn more, and enable the democratization of financial knowledge to the broad student body through their published work.

We aim to deliver our mission through a comprehensive quarter-long training program, after which the New Recruits move on to be Research Analysts, publishing quarterly equity research and adding value to the Promontory team through participation in events and further training. The education module emphasizes a hands-on learning experience and frequent one-on-one consultation sessions with senior members. General meetings revolve around discussions and group projects.

Our culture emphasizes unbiased analysis in a casual and relaxing atmosphere. You can find our hardworking RAs battling the Chicago cold and desperately trying to light the fire for our quarterly grill, or fervently defending their investment theses in front of the entire Promontory team.

Our Research

Promontory Investment Research is a student-run Registered Student Organization (RSO) at the University of Chicago. Our reports are written and published by students that have no professional experience in the industry. Therefore, we are unable to ensure that the securities referred to in our reports are suitable for any particular investor. The investments and services referred to in our reports may not be suitable for you and it is recommended that you consult an independent investment advisor if you are in doubt about such investments or investment services. Nothing we publish constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a representation that any investment or strategy is suitable or appropriate to your individual circumstances, or otherwise constitutes a personal recommendation to you. Information and opinions presented in our reports have been obtained or derived from sources believed by Promontory to be reliable, but we can make no representation as to their accuracy or completeness.

Our goal with the publication is to first offer our Research Analysts a hands-on training on conducting equity research by providing them a platform to publish their work, and second, to offer students an opportunity to leverage our publicly-available resources to gain additional knowledge of investment products and industry. We accept no liability for loss arising from the use of the material presented in our reports, and these should not to be relied upon in substitution for the exercise of independent judgment.

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