Experience Matters: Michael Palermo, ’11 MBA Finance

Originally from Rochester, N.Y., Michael Palermo chose the Whitman School of Management so he could gain the necessary skills to make a transition from personal finance to investment management. With the combination of a well-structured finance curriculum, unparalleled student resources, and cutting-edge technology, Palermo knew Whitman was the right place for him to study investment management.

“The focus of my internship was to develop asset allocation models for clients with $25 MM or more of investable assets. My experience with Ayco has given me the confidence to discuss and make recommendations pertaining to the personal finances of high net worth individuals and families. In addition to building asset allocation models, I was afforded the opportunity to work closely with the Portfolio Management Group; assisting with buy/sell decisions for Ayco proprietary portfolios. Interning with a division of Goldman Sachs has prepared me for a fulltime career in Investment Management and given me an edge over candidates with comparable credentials.”