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FNAN 477 Student Managed Investment Fund Course Available for Summer C Session

FNAN 477: Student Managed Investment Fund. 3 credits.

For real world professional hands-on experience managing our SMIF – Student Managed Investment Fund, enroll in FNAN 477 C01, CRN 42307 for the summer term. The course meets MTWR 04:30pm to 06:35pm and will be taught by Derek Horstmeyer. This course runs June 24, 2019-July 27, 2019. To learn more visit http://www.smfund.gmu.edu/ and view the description in the catalog: https://catalog.gmu.edu/search/?search=fnan+477

Course Description:
This course will provide each student with real world and hands-on experience in security analysis and portfolio construction through the management of the GMU Student Managed Investment Fund (https://www.smfund.gmu.edu/). Participants will collectively make investment decisions of the fund, the overall portfolio composition, and will employ various financial models used to assess sector, industry and individual security strength/weakness in their decision-making. Students will be required to perform the necessary quantitative and qualitative work, Bloomberg analysis, and present their research to all other fund members/faculty each semester. Security selection will be based on a diversified equity portfolio approach seeking to enhance risk-adjusted returns versus commonly used market benchmarks. Faculty and professional mentors will train students in the application of fundamental analysis and security selection through several lecture/workshop sessions. Increased interaction with the DC area investment community.

Mary Byerley

Mary Byerley serves in the Office of Student Success and Academic Services for the School of Business at George Mason University.
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