Strategic Capital Group
Who We Are
The Strategic Capital Group, or SCG, is USIT's internal portfolio management group. SCG is a dedicated group of analysts that monitor investments after they have been added to the portfolio, lead the stock pitch teams, and direct small-group mentorship groups to pass on their knowledge.
SCG consists of Junior Analysts, Senior Analysts, and Portfolio Managers. SCG Junior Analysts are trained through an accelerated finance and accounting curriculum taught by the group head, the Director of Investment. Junior Analysts and other qualified members then progress to the Senior Analyst position where they mentor and teach new USIT members in Analyst Group settings. Upperclassmen SCG members can then become Portfolio Managers and run their own portfolio using a portion of USIT's funds.
How to Join
Members of SCG are chosen through a competitive application and interview process each year. Freshmen can join at the Junior Analyst level each Fall semester. The selection process begins with resume and application submission. Individuals are then asked to attend an invitational lunch to meet the members of SCG. Applicants who advance to the next stage will be called in to interview with the Executive Board and senior SCG members. Candidates do not need to have prior financial knowledge but should demonstrate interest, work ethic, and intellectual curiosity.
Senior Analysts and Portfolio Managers are chosen at the end of each Spring semester through a rigorous interview process. While previous financial knowledge is not necessary to join SCG at the Junior Analyst level, applicants to Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager positions must have demonstrated knowledge in finance through the Junior Analyst program, internships, competitions, or extensive investment team experience.
Applications for Junior Analysts are now closed, and we will continue to accept General Members year-round.
Director of Investment
Nick competes on UT’s Club Tennis team, loves playing new golf courses, struggles learning how to surf, and enjoys watching movies by Quentin Tarantino. He spent the last two years studying abroad in Hong Kong, gaining experience in strategic advisory at Austin Growth Capital, and learning about private markets investing at Santé Ventures and StepStone Group. Next summer, Nick will be joining Point72 for its Academy Summer Internship in New York City.