Members are either New Recruits or Research Analysts. NRs go through a 7-week experiential training, which walks them through their first research report. Everyone else are RAs. They write one report on an investment product every 10 weeks. At the end of the quarter, the Research Committee selects the best ones for our quarterly print edition distributed on campus.
New Recruits (NRs)
Research Analysts (RAs)
The mandate of the Board is to guide our club towards our vision of publishing well-researched and easily understandable reports, educating new members, and building a strong internal RSO community. Specifically, the Promontory Board organizes quarterly recruitment, plans internal and external events, handles partnerships, and works with the Research Committee (RC) on curriculum planning for both NRs and RAs.
Head of Engagement
Head of Operations
Head of Education
The Research Committee (RC) is responsible for regularly monitoring the quality of all reports as they evolve throughout the academic quarter. To do so, RC leads weekly club presentations, hosts regular consultations for members, and selects top reports for print. RC members are considered an extension of the Board and work together with the Board.
Head of Research
Research Committee Members
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.
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.