Twelve USI students taking courses in the University of Southern Indiana’s Romain College of Business Investment Accounting Track had the unique opportunity to visit the New York office of SS&C Technologies, a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services. Several SS&C employees provided their perspectives about the operations of hedge funds, private equity funds, third party administration, and the day-to-day responsibilities of SS&C employees. Employees from one of SS&C’s hedge fund clients also shared insights about a typical day in the life of someone working for a hedge fund.
The Investment Accounting Track is the newest of four tracks USI accounting students may choose. It focuses on alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, and commodities. The students explore the accounting and compliance issues surrounding these alternative investments, especially in light of recent statutory and regulatory changes brought by the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed in 2010. This exposure to alternative assets positions students for a wide range of careers in finance or accounting.
The faculty and students highly appreciate the hospitality of the SS&C New York Office and would like to thank the following individuals for making the visit informative and memorable: Renee Money, Kyle Fields, Fred Jacobs, Michael Lewis, Alan Baron, and Megan Costello.