• Mission

    The Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management (Mayo Center) advances the study and practice of asset management through top-quality research, regular conferences and activities, support for the students of Darden Capital Management (DCM) and the development of educational programs.


    The Mayo Center will become a global leader in the field of asset management by producing market-facing research and by preparing skilled future asset managers. The Mayo Center will serve as a hub of thought leadership and professional development for faculty, students, alumni and business practitioners in the field of asset management.

    Mayo Center Advisory Group

    The Mayo Center Advisory Group advises the dean on Mayo Center objectives and activities and assists with generating support for the Mayo Center. We also strive to maintain relationships with many firms in the investing and asset management field including, but not limited to:

    Aquilo Capital, Arbor Capital, Artisan, Auour Advisory, Athena Capital, Barclays, Bayside Capital, Bluestem, Cannell Capital, Brown Advisory, China Investment Corporation, Citadel, CFA Institute, Cornerstone, Cypress Financial, Deadpoint Capital, Davenport, Credit Suisse, Elk Creek, Fidelity, Fort Washington, Fortress, Foxhaven, Fox Hill, Goldman Sachs, Grey Mountain Partners, Harren Equity, Hayman Capital, Investment Management of Virginia, JPMorgan, Kayne Anderson Capital, KEC Ventures, Legg Mason, Lexington Partners, MAB Partners, Manchester Capital, Mangham Associates, Mayo Capital, Milken Institute, Morgan Stanley, Palladium, PIMCO, Pontalba Capital, Private Advisors, Prudential, Quad C, Riverside Company, Riverstone, Route 66, Sands Capital, Satori Capital, SFW Capital, Signature, Silvercrest Asset Management, SnP Investing, Source Capital, Summit Partners, Texas Permanent School Fund, Teachers' Retirement System of Illinois, The London Company, Thornburg, TD Fund, T. Rowe Price, Updata Partners, US Trust, UVIMCO, Vanguard


    The research center's activities include:

    • Publishing leading-edge research in top journals;
    • Hosting highly regarded conferences, such as Darden's International Finance Conference, the Shanghai Investing Summit 16 March 2019 and the University of Virginia Investing Conference (UVIC), which took place 8-9 November 2018;
    • Identifying best practices in asset management through research and interaction with practicing managers in the field;
    • Developing asset management cases and other educational materials, to be published by Darden Business Publishing;
    • Enhancing DCM, the student-run investment fund and creating new educational programs at Darden; 
    • Continuing the proud history of partnership with the CFA Institute, dating back to legendary Darden figures and early CFA leaders, C. Stewart Sheppard and C. Ray Smith.