Student Managed Funds Places Third at RISE

 Rise Stage

Members of EIU’s School of Business Student Investment Society and members of the Applied Securities Analysis class attended the 2013 R.I.S.E. (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) Investment Forum that was held from April 4 -6, 2013 at the University of Dayton. As the conference web site states: RISE 2013 featured presidents and CEOs from Ariel Investments, BlackRock, TD Ameritrade and TIAA-CREF, and chief investment strategists and chief economists from firms such as Barclays, Charles Schwab, Federated Investors, Mesirow Financial, Oppenheimer and TheStreet rounded out the list of industry renowned panelists.Rise Students

 At the annual RISE conference, all universities with student-managed portfolios are invited to compete for cash awards based on their performance in the areas of growth, value, blend, balanced, alternative and fixed-income styles of management based on the fund’s performance during the previous calendar year. The EIU School of Business Applied Securities Analysis class (FIN4220 and MBA5880), which manages an equity fund for the Eastern Illinois University Endowment , entered the competition and finished in third place in the Growth investment style category. During the fund evaluation period, 31 undergraduate and 4 graduate students participated in the management of the fund.

Please read the following article from Bloomberg Businessweek if you are
interested in additional information on the annual R.I.S.E. Conference held
in April at the University of Dayton.


Congratulations to the students for a job well done!