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
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.