They came from as far away as China, New York, and Chicago. All told, a grand total of seventy-five guests--spanning Lundquist College graduating classes 2000 through 2012--made the trip to attend the first-ever reunion of the University of Oregon Investment Group (UOIG). Founded by a trio of undergraduates in the late 1990s and overseen in its early days by associate professor of finance John Chalmers, one of the event's organizers, UOIG offers members the opportunity to manage live money--currently more than $800,000. Reunion festivities kicked off with a Friday evening tour of the wine production facilities at King Estate Vineyards, followed by a dinner where UOIG alums reconnected with one another and mingled with current members and a handful of the group's longtime supporters. Guests also had the opportunity to attend the Oregon Ducks v. Colorado Buffaloes football game the following Saturday. "The reunion was a fantastic opportunity to network with former members and see how the UOIG experience can advance our future careers in finance," said Owen Hyde '13, the club's current director of operations. A second reunion is slated to take place in 2016, noted assistant professor of finance Stephen McKeon '00, a member of the UOIG's first cohort who returned to the college to teach in 2011.
Investment Group Reunion
November 30, 2012