What schools have the largest student-run investment funds?

I've been unable to find a comprehensive list of student managed funds at both the undergraduate and MBA level. Would anyone here happen to know which schools have funds >$1 million?

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Sep 30, 2018

From a little quick google search, I found that Fordham and Trinity University SMF have over $1 million. There were a few more that popped up, but I stopped looking after the first two results.

Sep 30, 2018

Michigan MBA students have a $7 million early stage venture fund

Sep 30, 2018

Florida State undergrad and MSF have 4 million in Student run Fund

Oct 7, 2018

MSF?

Sep 30, 2018

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Oct 7, 2018

Ah that makes sense, for some reason I was thinking that was the acronym for another school.

Sep 30, 2018

Loyola University Chicago is closing in at 950k

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Sep 30, 2018

University of Dayton undergrad has $30 million

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Sep 30, 2018

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/students-mana... use the search function before you throw ms

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Nov 5, 2018

Yummy, stackin' that Monopoly money to the ceiling.

Oct 1, 2018

USC is nearly $2MM AUM for its undergrad fund

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Oct 1, 2018

University of Minnesota's Carlson School has a $35 million fund for MBA and undergrad students.

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Oct 1, 2018

Penn State has an 8MM "Hedge" Fund for UGs.

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Oct 4, 2018

Its legitimately a hedge fund. They dont use any money from the schools endowment, but instead have outside investors.

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Oct 5, 2018

The real deal. Quick "Nittany Lion Fund" search on linkedIn will provide insight.

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Oct 1, 2018

Yeah about 98% placement into FO NY IBD or ST roles, mostly BB / EB

Oct 1, 2018

Queens out of Canada has a $1mm+ student-ran investment fund

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Oct 3, 2018

QUIC is harder to get into than goldman. Those kids pull insane internships.

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Oct 4, 2018

There's a lot of schools in Canada with student managed funds. McGill has the largest one if correct (~$4 million) - I'm not sure if that's all of them combined or one individual one. York has one too, not sure how much but I'm assuming around $1 million. U of Ts is pretty significant too. UofO has just under $1 mil and Carleton has about $1.2+.

This all of the ones I know of off the top of my head

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Oct 5, 2018

John Molson School of Business out of Montreal has a $2.5mm student-run fund as well

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Oct 13, 2018

McGill fund is the only student-run fund in Canada with external investors. Only accessible to the honours program there though.

Oct 31, 2018

Laurier in Canada has $1mm+ student fund

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Oct 1, 2018

Michigan State University has $5M

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Oct 1, 2018

DeVry University comes in at a solid $350

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Oct 3, 2018

Tree fiddy? you godd*mn loch ness monsta!!!

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Oct 5, 2018

Rumor has it they outsource the portfolio management to Wealthfront and Betterment

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Oct 3, 2018

It's not specific to one school as several universities participate, but Global Platinum Securities is a pretty interesting student-run investment fund.

I'd be guessing at their AUM.

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Oct 3, 2018

AUM is only 300k but man those kids are smart.. Surprised more monkeys don't know about GPS

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Oct 5, 2018

Agreed, even at non-targets they're getting top exits, dominating buyside out of college

Oct 3, 2018

University of Alberta has a $2M CAD undergrad finance fund, its a part of the endowment fund for the university. Its a competitive process to get in though. Most people who get in go down to Calgary to do some form of energy investment banking

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Oct 3, 2018

Texas Tech College of Business has a ~$3MM Fund
SMU Cox School of Business has 2 separate funds for the undergrads and grad school; Undergrad is ~$3MM and Grad School is ~$6MM

Oct 3, 2018

McGill in Canada has $3.5MM+ student fund. Queens and Ivey also have pretty big funds.

Oct 8, 2018

They Ivey one is like 100k, so not nothing but not anything crazy

Oct 3, 2018

Oh ok good to know thanks

Oct 3, 2018

University of Minnesota Duluth has ~$1.7MM in an undergrad run fund

Oct 3, 2018

University of Houston is (surprisingly) one of the largest.

What I know for sure:
-Program was started ~10 years ago with $10mm check (some went to facilities as well)
-Their program requires both years of your MBA (as well as demanding mentorship post graduation) and is only open to MBA candidates.
-Long only Equity

What I have heard:
-Current Fund sits at ~$30MM (heard from an MBA candidate - he may have been exaggerating)
-Allocation is organized by Sector/Size (predetermined by fund criteria, students are only pitching stocks from a small pool of pre-selected tickers)

https://www.bauer.uh.edu/degrees-programs/cougar-f...

Oct 5, 2018

Cougar Fund Alum here. Some of those stats arent exactly on the money, but you are mostly correct.

Oct 3, 2018

Wisconsin has a $9mm student run fund

Oct 3, 2018

Syracuse University's student run Orange Value Fund now has over $5.5mm AUM. I saw this on a resume a kid sent me recently and it made me do a double take. It appears all of these student run funds have grown a bit since the last time I looked at them.

Oct 11, 2018

I think it's also important to note how much money comes from the school. For instance if the program was founded in 2006 and recieved 4mm from the schools endowment and is currently at 5, is that really that impressive?

I dont want to miscontrue your point though so if you were saying just the size is impressive I'm right there with you.

Oct 3, 2018

Yeah, I just meant they had grown in gross terms (combo of injection from school and return). It's amazing that so many schools have student run funds of at least a couple million.

Oct 11, 2018

True, it's also a great marketing tool when trying to recruit kids for the business school.

Oct 3, 2018

washington and lee has a $10M fund for undergrads

Oct 3, 2018

University of South Carolina Student-Managed Investment fund ~ $1MM (Undergrad + Grad School)

Oct 4, 2018

Fordham's Student Managed Investment Fund is 1.5M. Ultra conservative risk profile overseen by a secret society of Jesuit financiers/wizards.

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Oct 4, 2018

UGA's undergrad managed fund is over $1.6M currently

Oct 4, 2018

Based solely on what I have heard about friends' undergrad experiences, I'd say >$1m is more common than you'd originally think for student-run funds. I went to a mid sized nontarget that had equity, fixed income and derivatives focused groups which combined for ~$6m.

Oct 8, 2018

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Oct 4, 2018

these are interesting, thanks OP

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Oct 5, 2018

SMU's undergrad fund is over $3m

Oct 5, 2018

University of Connecticut's undergrad fund is a little over $2 mil split between two teams. Started at $1 mil a while back. Long only value focus holding US equities and cash.

Grad fund was $2.2 in May 2017

Oct 5, 2018

Stetson University has a $3.5mm undergrad growth fund roughly split between equities and fixed income

Oct 5, 2018

Loyola New Orleans has a $1 million fund with high historical returns. It is managed by undergraduates with 1 faculty mentor.

Oct 5, 2018

my school doesn't have a student-run fund but a LAC near us has a 1M fund which is underperforming the market every quarter

Oct 5, 2018

Washington and Lee University's undergraduate student-run fund - $12.3 MM

Oct 5, 2018

UBC, Canada PMF fund (undergrad) is 7M
SFU, Canada SIAS fund (Master) is 13.9M

Oct 10, 2018

PMF fund is suppose to be one of the most legit funds in Canada. Small group but great ops come out of it if anything

Oct 5, 2018

University of the Pacific has a $3.7 million fund.

Oct 5, 2018

Pomona College has a little over $1M

Oct 5, 2018

University of Idaho
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~$600k, core-alpha portfolio management with specialty in futures and options strategies.

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Oct 6, 2018

Funny enough, Wharton/Penn has literally nothing. Pretty much just one investment "learning" club that only exists to boost the resumes of its members.

Oct 7, 2018

Babson College undergrad and MBA students can take a course where they oversee ~$2 million of the school's endowment

Oct 7, 2018

LSIF (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada) is at ~1MM$, they've had some pretty good growth for an UG-only fund.

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Oct 8, 2018

Tulane's Darwin Fenner Fund has almost $6mm

https://freeman.tulane.edu/why-freeman/centers-ins...

Oct 11, 2018

While not large, Baruch College has a fund of about $340K. Pretty impressive for a public school with a small endowment.

Oct 11, 2018

Not sure if this counts, but I go to Penn and run a small, $4 million portfolio for my family. My YoY IRR has been 22% based on the past two years. I run a bottoms up, fundamental analysis process in order to enhance my skill set for banking

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Oct 11, 2018

Pretty sure that doesn't count but thanks for contributing that information to the forum.

Also, not sure how much overlap that has with banking, maybe someone else can chime in and offer their thoughts.

Assuming your still a student (as am I) I would hesitate bringing that up in an interview, something tells me it could come off as a bit pretentious.

Just my opinion - best of luck man!

Oct 11, 2018

Baylor University has ~$8 million undergrad. student-run fund

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Oct 30, 2018

UNF in Jax has 1.1MM Value Fund (Grad + Undergrad).

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