Student Managed Investment Fund wins for third year

Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education Forum IV 2014-03-21For the past two years, our Student Managed Investment Fund participants took home “Best Hybrid Fund” honors at the Global Asset Management Education (GAME) Forum, sponsored by Quinnipiac University.

This year, the winning streak continued with another victory!

Congratulations to all 24 SMIF students, whose sharp work as managers or analysts resulted in a third consecutive win. Taught by Professor James R. Kelly, SMIF is one of the greatest hands-on finance opportunities the Gabelli School offers: a chance to manage $1 million of Fordham’s real endowment.

Sixty colleges and universities competed in various categories at the Quinnipiac conference held March 20 through 22, 2014 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.

“The Quinnipiac GAME Forum was an excellent experience because it allowed us to network with other business and economics students from almost every state and dozens of countries,” said  Robert Abballe (GSB ’14), managing director of SMIF. “We participated in workshops, such as Credit Default Swaps and Options Trading, and listened to street professionals’ opinions about the state of the global economy, international monetary policies and other topics.” Abballe credits the teamwork and guidance from Professor Kelly  for SMIF’s third consecutive win.

Participant Farzana Ali (GSB ’15) said the GAME Forum is valuable because it exposes students to different perspectives. “In some ways, portfolios mirror happenings across industries, cultures, and continents,” she said. “After days of information-packed panels and workshops, I’ve come away feeling more confident in my understanding of both asset management strategies and world events.”
The SMIF team extends a special thanks to Dean Rapaccioli for sponsoring its participation in the Quinnipiac conference.
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