Albers School of Business and Economics

Mentors

Curtis Yasutake

Research Analyst
Russell Investments

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Company Description

At Russell, our purpose is to improve financial security for people by providing actively managed, multi-asset portfolios and services that include advice, investments and implementation. We've been focused on financial security since 1936. It makes sense to us. We're pretty sure it's what you care about as well.

Job Description

U.S. equity investment manager research for Russell fund of funds and consulting clients.

Employment History

Russell Investments, Research Analyst (Nov. 2010-present)
Wurts & Associates, Research Analyst/Performance Analyst (Sept. 2008-Nov. 2010)

Education

Seattle University (Sept 2004- June 2008) Summa cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Finance.

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Since I graduated more recently than many of the mentors (2008), I have a good sense for how to navigate the entry-level career landscape coming out of undergrad. My knowledge and advice will be most relevant for students interested in finance, and particularly investments. Investment companies are very fragmented, especially in Seattle, so I really want to help students understand the job prospects in that industry better. Additionally, I hope to provide resume advice, interview tips, and help mentees understand Russell Investments better. My prior group of students was highly interested in stock research, so we read a stock valuation book together and discussed various strategies for picking stocks.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

During business hours on weekdays at Russell Investments Center.