TITLE

Student Managed Investment Funds: An International Perspective

AUTHOR(S)
Lawrence, Edward C.
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Finance;Fall/Winter2008, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The most comprehensive survey ever conducted on student managed investment funds shows there are now 314 universities worldwide that offer students the chance to learn about portfolio management by investing real money. In aggregate, students are directly managing more than $407 million in assets in 2007. Most of these programs supplement the more traditional investment courses, which are offered by every institution with a business college. Over the last two decades, student-managed investment funds have grown in both size and complexity as universities have tried to mirror real world experiences. The career success of students coming out of these programs demonstrates the benefits of providing students with as much hands-on experience as possible. This paper should be of interest to faculty, students, employers, and practitioners in the financial community who desire basic knowledge about state-of the-art teaching investments and portfolio management.
ACCESSION #
38707307

 

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