2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Understanding the Structure and Effectiveness of Student Managed Investment Funds


Benjamin P. Wingo*, Ramy Hawatmeh, Michael Nimmer, and An Nguyen
Prof. Charles Boughton and Dr. Katherine Jackson, Faculty Mentors

In recent years, Student Managed Investment Funds (SMIFs) have become an integral piece of finance oriented business education programs in post-secondary education. By nature, a SMIF is a group of students, usually with finance/economics backgrounds, who invest real money into the stock market. This provides real-world experience for students, and often a practical vehicle for portfolio growth in university endowments and foundations. This paper identifies regional SMIFs, primarily from the Student Investment Fund Consortium, an annual conference hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. The authors analyze internal structures and statistics of these SMIFs, and evaluate the patterns and similarities between them.

Keywords: SMIF, Finance, Investment

Topic(s):Business Administration

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 109-3
Location: VH 1320
Time: 8:30

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