The establishment of the Markin Hall Finance Trading Room underpins the development of a student managed investment fund, meaning that U of L students are trading real money in real financial markets. The fund will be used by students and supervised by an accomplished advisory board comprised of financial and legal experts from the finance industry.
“The student managed investment fund will empower students by giving them the independence to research the financial markets and securities as security analysts,” explains Dr. Shamsul Alam, professor of finance and area Chair. “Students will gain invaluable knowledge on how individuals, professional managers and investment dealers analyze, price, invest, and manage risks in a volatile market.”
Using current financial information, tools and resources, the student managed investment fund provides valuable training to the next generation of financial experts.
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