Give Now

EnCap Investments & LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center

Downtown Dallas Wide

Alternative Asset Management Center

EnCap Investments & LCM Group
Alternative Asset Management Center

Producing the Best Trained & Prepared Undergraduate Students in Finance

The EnCap Investments & LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center (AAMC) at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University is at the forefront of training students for careers in finance. The AAMC selects approximately 50 undergrads in their junior year for the highly-selective BBA honors program in Alternative Assets. Admission is based on academic performance [the median GPA of the 2016 class was 3.84], demonstrated work ethic, strong recommendation letters, and an interview. The center seeks to identify smart, highly motivated students who are interested in pursuing a rigorous, application-oriented program with motivated peers.


The training begins in the spring semester of the junior year with a case-based class, which provides the basic skills necessary for private equity/investment banking. Students complete a summer internship after the junior year typically at an investment bank, consulting firm, hedge fund or money management firm. In the fall semester of the senior year, the students take a second class which focuses on hedge fund investing strategies. A distinguishing feature of the two-course sequence is the active involvement of accomplished speakers from the finance industry on topics covered in the program. Finally, in the spring semester of the student’s senior year, the Finance Department funds a voluntary CFA review course (the course meets for three hours on Saturdays for 14 weeks) for students sitting for the CFA Level 1 exam upon graduation. In addition, the AAMC offers Graduate courses on Alternative Assets and Hedge Funds. 

William Maxwell, Academic Director

Brian Young, Director


2016 ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM INTERNSHIPS

Ashford Inc., Asset Management, Dallas, TX

Baird, Global Investment Banking, Chicago, IL

Berkeley Research, Dallas, TX

BNY Mellon, Sales & Trading, New York, NY

2

Citigroup, Investment Banking, Energy Group, Houston, TX

Credit Suisse, Investment Banking, Oil & Gas Group, Houston, TX

Credit Suisse, Investment Banking, Real Estate Group, New York, NY

2

Deutsche Bank, Investment Banking, Global Natural Resources Group, Houston, TX

Elm Park Capital Management, Dallas, TX

3

EnCap Investments, LLP, Energy Group,  Dallas, TX

Evercore, Houston, TX

Goldman Sachs, Investment Banking, Natural Resources Group, Houston, TX

Goldman Sachs, RMD Hospitality Group, Dallas, TX

Goldman Sachs, Specialty Lending Group, Irving, TX

Houlihan Lokey, Consumer, Food and Retail Group, Dallas, TX

JP Morgan, Corporate Client Banking, Houston, TX

JP Morgan, Investment Banking, Consumer Retail Group, Dallas, TX

JP Morgan, Investment Banking, Oil & Gas, Houston, TX

2

JP Morgan, Treasury Services Group, New York, NY

Lantern Capital, Dallas, TX

2

Lazard, Middle Market Group, Houston, TX

MHT Midspan, Investment Banking, Dallas, TX

Moelis, Investment Banking, Houston, TX

Moelis, Investment Banking, New York, NY

Morgan Stanley, Global Sales & Trading, New York, NY

Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking, Energy Group, Houston, TX

NexBank, Dallas, TX

2

Pharos Capital Group, Dallas, TX

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Corporate Finance Division, Houston, TX

2

Prudential Capital Group, Energy, Dallas, TX

RBC Capital Markets, Real Estate Capital Partners, Dallas, TX

Tudor Pickering Holt and Co.,  Energy Investment Banking, Houston, TX

UBS Energy Group, Houston, TX

2

UBS, Investment Banking, New York, NY

Wells Fargo, Corporate Banking, Dallas, TX

Wells Fargo, Debt Capital Markets, Charlotte, NC

3

Westwood Holdings Group, Dallas, TX


2016 ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Bain & Company, Dallas, TX

2

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Investment Banking, Energy & Power, Houston, TX

Citi Bank, Commercial Banking Analyst Program, Dallas, TX

Citi Bank, Global Energy Group, Investment Banking, Houston, TX

Citigroup, M&A Division, New York, NY

Cowen and Company, Health Care Investment Banking, San Francisco, CA

2

Credit Suisse, Global Energy Investment Banking, Houston, TX

Crow Holdings, Dallas, TX

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Global Natural Resources, Investment Banking, Houston, TX

Evercore, Investment Banking, Energy, Houston, TX

EY Consulting, Performance and Improvement, New York, NY

Goldman Sachs, Merchant Banking Division, Real Estate Principal Investment Area, Irving, TX

Goldman Sachs, Natural Resources Investment Banking, Houston, TX

Goldman Sachs, West Region Advisory Investment Banking, San Francisco, CA

Goldman Securities Division - Equity Sales Desk, Dallas, TX

J.P. Morgan - Regional IB and M&A Group, New York, NY

J.P. Morgan, CIB Investor Services, Collateral Management and Clearing Group, New York, NY

J.P. Morgan, Investment Banking, Consumer & Retail Group, Dallas, TX

J.P. Morgan, Oil & Gas Group, Houston, TX

MHT Midspan, Investment Banking, Boston, MA

MHT Partners, Investment Banking, Dallas, TX

Moelis, Houston, TX

Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Division, Houston, TX

Neuberger Berman - Private Equity Division, Dallas, TX

Raymond James, Options Rotational Program, St. Petersburg, FL

RBC Capital Markets, Global Investment Banking Division, Houston, TX

Reyul Vietnam and IFA, Vietnam

Shenkman Capital Management, Research Division, New York, NY

UBS, Investment Banking, Financial Sponsors and Leveraged Finance, New York, NY

UBS, Investment Banking, Global Energy Group, Houston, TX

UBS, New York, NY