Adding Personal Investing Experience to Linkedin?

I am a senior undergraduate student currently recruiting for buy-side roles. I have been actively managing several portfolios for myself and family members since 2016, constantly producing weekly reports, performance numbers, etc. My point is it is sort of a part-time job for me at this point and i've learned the bulk of what I know from doing it, even if what I invest is on a very small scale.

Would it be valid/a good idea to add this as a job experience on my LinkedIn profile (its already on my resume) or is does it come across as elitist/boastful?

Would be something like "Independent Portfolio Manager - Self Employed" with a description of the strategy + asset classes I invest in.

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

How many hundreds have you made?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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KeynesWasWrong, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Unhelpful. Shouldn't matter but my returns are solid.


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BeveragedFinance, what's your opinion? Comment below:

mate it's a terrible idea and it's laughable that you're considering it

Isaiah obviously poking a bit of fun at you and rightly so

DeWitt23, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Personal opinion, but it looks ridiculous. Getting your parents to give you money to manage isn't an accomplishment. If it's not a position in a student club nor a job I don't think it makes sense to put it on your resume unless it's in the "interest" section or something.

If you're gunning for AM/ER it would be much more useful to join a stock pitch to you application package or your networking emails, but advertising it as "experience" just makes it look funny.

PrivateTechquity 🚀GME+BBBY🚀, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It's definitely something to talk about in interviews to convey your passion for investing. If you put it on LinkedIn or your resume though, you're going to be rightfully laughed at. It is not professional experience and is likely in no way comparable to managing "real" money, so it will be treated and looked at more as a hobby than anything else. 

The obedient always think of themselves as virtuous rather than cowardly - Robert A. Wilson

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